Central African Republic: Medical concern / Prisoner of conscience: Abdoulaye Aboukary Tembeley
Journalist Abdoulaye Aboukary Tembeley was arrested on 14 February, after publishing an article on President] Patassé. He was reportedly severely beaten after his arrest. And requires constant medication for a heart condition, which appears to have been aggravated by his ill-treatment. He is due to go on trial on 21 February, when he could be remanded to prison.