Information regarding a September 1994 protest concerning professor Asrat and the subsequent treatment of the protestors [ETH22949.E]

The attached documents contain information on the above-mentioned topic. However, information more recent that April 1995 on the fate of those arrested in connection with the demonstration to support professor Asrat could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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 below the list of other sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Amnesty International (AI). April 1995. Ethiopia: Accountability Past and Present: Human Rights in Transition. (AI Index: AFR/25/6/95). London: Amnesty International Secretariat, pp. 21-26.

_____. 17 October 1994. Urgent Action: Ethiopia: Fear of Ill-Treatment/Legal Concern. (AI Index: AFR 25/26/94). London: Amnesty International.

The Ethiopian Human Rights Council. March 1995. Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights in Ethiopia: Rethoric and Practice. Addis Abeba: The Ethiopian Human Rights Council, pp. 42-45.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris]. 1 October 1994. "Ethiopia: Crisis in the Unions and Arrests." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 30 September 1994. BC Cycle. "Police Say 272 Ethiopian Opposition Supporters Held." (NEXIS)

Other Sources Consulted

Oral Sources.

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Unsuccessful attempts were made to reach other oral sources.