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Eritrea: Fear of ill-treatment / arbitrary detention and deportation / possible prisoners of conscience

, Index number: AFR 64/001/1998

Since mid-June 1998, a month after the outbreak of a border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Eritrean authorities have detained and deported hundreds of Ethiopian citizens resident in Eritrea. After allegations of the ill-treatment of some of those detained Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of those in custody.

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