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UA 369/93 - Ethiopia: legal concern / fear of torture or ill-treatment: Staff of the Oromo Relief Association (ORA) eastern regional office in Dire Dawa: Ahmed Mohamed, Abbas Said, Sharif Mohamed, Usman Umar, Ali Haider, Abdulaziz Abdullah, Mohamed Ahmed,

, N° d'index: AFR 25/013/1993

The entire staff of the regional office of the Oromo Relief Association (ORA) in Dire Dawa were arrested by security forces between 26 September and 2 October 1993, apparently suspected of links with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). It is not known where they are being held, but they are possibly in Hurso "re-education camp" near Dire Dawa. They have not been brought before a court or charged with any offence. There is concern that they may be tortured or ill-treated in custody, and detained without charge or trial for an indefinite period. They may also be prisoners of conscience.

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