Information on 1700 persons reported being detained for war crimes committed during the Mengistu regime; on the crimes they are being detained for; on whether Mengistu informants are on trial; and on whether all detainees have lawyers [ETH20561.E]

Detailed information on the above-mentioned subjects is contained in the attached document.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.


Human Rights Watch Africa [New York]. December 1994. Vol. 6. No. 11. "Ethiopia: Reckoning Under the Law," pp. 2-38.