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Ethiopia: End of an era of brutal repression - a new chance for human rights (includes 11-page summary) (includes correction)

This document describes the massive human rights violations which took place in Ethiopia during the rule of ex-President Mengistu Haile Mariam. Opponents of the Mengistu regime, often members of ethnic groups e. g. Tigrayans, Eritreans or Oromos were subjected to arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, "disappearance" and killing. Conditions in detention centres such as the Maikelawi Mirmera (Central Investigation centre) and the Karchele (Central Prison) in Addis Ababa or the Mariam Gimbi in Asmara are described.

Date:
18 June 1991
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 25/005/1991
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Medical letter-writing action: Ethiopia: Mulugetta Mosissa, Demissie Kebede, Nagari Fayissa, Nigisti Giorgis, Abdulkadir Hassan Mohamed and Tesfa-Mariam Zeggai

The six prisoners named above are all reported to be in ill-health, some as a result of earlier ill-treatment or torture. They are, apparently, without access to adequate medical attention. Three have been adopted by AI as prisoners of conscience; the status of the others is being investigated. Some of the prisoners have been detained without trial since 1980.

Date:
30 January 1991
Author:
Amnesty International
Ref:
AFR 25/001/1991