Further information on UA 35/94 (AFR 25/05/94, 2 February) - Ethiopia: legal concern: Nine journalists - Asrat Damtew, Daniel Kifle, Daniel Tadesse (corrected name), Antensay Tafesse (corrected name), Nayk Kassaye (corrected name), Tesfaye Berehanu, Yohan
AI is concerned about further arrests in Addis Ababa in early February 1994, bringing the number of journalists arrested to 18. AI believes that all are prisoners of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally. All are apparently held on account of articles critical of the government, which the authorities regard as violating a Press Law issued in October 1992. Some appear to be held illegally. Their conditions of detention are reportedly poor and some are in poor health. Provisional release on bail has been refused.