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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

250/02 Liesbeth Zegveld and Mussie Ephrem / Eritrea

States Eritrea
Date November 20 , 2003
Session 34th Ordinary SessionNovember 06 to November 20 , 2003

Decided on merits

Provisional measures

Violated Articles: Article: 2, 6, 7.1, 9.2
Alleged violated articles : Article: 2, 6, 7.1, 9.2
Non violated articles :

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) – several former Eritrean government officials, who wrote an open letter to ruling party members criticizing the government for acting in an ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ manner, were illegally arrested in Asmara. Exemption for rule on exhaustion of local remedies.

Whether the respondent is in violation of the following guaranteed rights under ACHPR: Right to Freedom from Discrimination; Right to Personal Liberty and Protection from Arbitrary Arrest; Right to Fair Trial; Right to Receive Information and Free Expression.

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