Further information on UA 364/92 (AFR 25/07/92, 20 November) - Ethiopia: legal concern / fear of ill-treatment: Arega Kitata, Tilahun Hirpassa, Wolde-Yesus Mengesha, Haile Legesse and large numbers of others from the Oromo ethnic group
Haile Legesse, arrested in November 1992, has been released. Arega Kitata, arrested on 7 November 1992, has been detained for "illegal possession of arms"; Wolde-Yesus Mengesha has been detained allegedly "after being apprehended in the course of committing a crime". No details are available about Tilahun Hirpassa or the others arrested. No judicial proceedings have commenced against any of the above-mentioned detainees.
5 January 1993