UA 312/94 - Ethiopia: "disappearances" / fear for safety: Abdi Sheikh Muhumed Irad, Haji Abdinasir Sheikh Mumin, Abdullahi Abdi ("Taflow"), Abshir Abdi Sugeh, Abdullahi Moallin Mohamed, Ali Deg Ahmed, Ali Mohamed Bedel, Ali Yare, Deg Yusuf Kariye, Ibado A
The 16 people named above, all members or suspected members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) have "disappeared" in military custody. There are seriouls fears for their safety. Region Five, or Ogaden, in eastern Ethiopia, inhabited mainly by ethnic Somalis, has been a virtually closed military zone for several months. Reports of more arrests being carried out there have heightened fears about violations occurring there.