Prisoner of conscious, Muluneh Eyuel, is being brutalized in Ethiopia

To: Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
American States Department

A prisoner of conscience, Muluneh Eyuel, is being seriously brutalized by the Ethiopian government as a direct result of his interaction with the representative of the American government in Ethiopia.



On August 11, 2006, the Secretary of CUDP, Muluneh Eyuel, who with other leaders of the party is falsely accused of treason and attempted genocide by the Ethiopian government, met the American Charge d'affaires in Addis Ababa, Ambassador Vicki Huddlestone. The ambassador told Ato Muluneh that the way forward for Ethiopia was reconciliation between the government and the jailed leaders of CUDP.
When Muluneh reminded the Mrs. Huddlestone that his party had always stretched its hands for talks, the ambassador replied that it is still possible to have talks if he and his colleagues in writing accept the country's constitution. It was reported that Muluneh angrily said to her that she wasn't serious enough to be an honest broker.
A week after the meeting, a prison security personnel came to Muluneh's cell and order him to pack his belongings. He then took the 32 years old prisoner to solitary confinement where there are no lights and the sanitation is extremely poor. Muluneh was in the same jail in April and May and suffered serious eye-sight problems due to the lack of light in the confinement.
Prison sources indicated that Muluneh was put in a solitary confinement as a punishment for strongly disagreeing with Mrs. Huddlestone.

Required actions:
inform them that a prisoner of conscience is being seriously brutalized by the
Ethiopian government as a direct result of his interaction with the
representative of the American government in Ethiopia

INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT
Telephone: +44-20-74135500
Fax number: +44-20-79561157
Address 1 Easton Street
London
WC1X 0DW, UK

  • Call, fax or e-mail Human Rights Watch
    350 Fifth Avenue,34th floor
    New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
    Tel: 1-(212)
    290-4700, Fax: 1-(212) 736-1300
    hrwnyc@hrw.org
    and inform them about Muluneh's ordeals.
    PS: Ambassador Vicki Huddlestone is currently on vacation in the US.

Source: Ethio-Zagol

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