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1. Dr Fikru Maru HR-case (discontinued)

SWEDHR denounced a breach on the human rights of Dr Fikru Maru’s case, who previously has been detained without trial for over twenty months. SWEDHR asked the applicability of art 9, paragraph 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the United Nations. The case of Dr. Fikru Maru has been finally taken to the Ethiopian courts, where is under trial. SWEDHR has suspended this campaigning for the time being in waiting for updates on the legal case.

Press release # 4 on Dr Fikru Maru HR-case

7 Aprile 2015 – Ystad, Sweden. Dr Emy Maru informed that the Ethiopian judicial authorities managing the case of Dr Fikru Maru have postponed a verdict on the case until 20th of April.

Swedish Doctors for Human Rights

Press release # 3 on Dr Fikru Maru HR-case

30 March 2015 – Hudiksvall, Sweden. A committee with the name Action Group Justice for Fikkru Maru has been set to joint SWEDHR campaign towards a fair treatment of the Fikru Maru case in Ethiopia. One action consists in the sending of posts-cards (see image below) to the Ethiopian authorities through the Embassy in Stockholm. Hälsinge newspapers have printed the postcard facsimile to contribute to the campaign. Contact person at the committee Aktionsgruppen för Fikru Marus Rättvisa, Hudiksvall, is Margareta Sidenvall.

postcard fikru maru

Swedish Doctors for Human Rights

Press release # 2 on Dr Fikru Maru HR-case

24 March 2015 – After the hearing in Ethiopia went in favour on behalf of Dr Fikru Maru, his lawyers requested the case should be dismissed. The prosecutors, however, appealed this request on the 20th of March. On the 7th of April, the judges will give their verdict on the request for dismissal.

What are the likelihoods for a positive ruling? SWEDHR has asked Dr Emy Maru, daughter of the Swedish cardiologist-surgeon who has been imprisoned 23 months before taken to a hearing on the 9 of March 2015. Dr Emy Maru replies:

“The expected outcome for the verdict of April 7th doesn’t look bright.“ “To the best of my knowledge, the judges have never ruled against the prosecution, and they won’t in this matter either.”

She adds that now it is “more crucial than ever” to keep the pressure on the authorities towards a fair management of the case, and the respect of Dr Fikru Maru’s human rights.

Dr Fikru Maru has been imprisoned over 24 months in Ethiopia. During 23 months without being heard at any court of justice or legal proceedings taken about the case.

Swedish Doctors for Human Rights

Press release # 1 on Dr Fikru Maru HR-case

12 March  2015 – Swedish Doctors for Human Rights publish Open Letter sent to the Ethiopian Ambassador in Sweden:

Open Letter by Swedish Doctors For Human Rights to the Ethiopian Ambassador in Sweden on the case of Dr Fikru Maru.

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letter to Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by Swedish Doctors For Human Rights, on Dr Fikru Maru case

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Swedish Doctors for Human Rights

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reply from Ulrika Ryberg on Dr Fikru Maru's case

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Dagens Medicin: Öppet läkarstöd till Fikru Maru

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Fikru Maru – första rättegångsdagarna slut

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Sjukusläkaren.se: Familjen begär att åtalet läggs ned

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The Ethiopian Cardiac Arrest

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Sveriges läkarförbund: Namninsamling för Fikru Maru

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Swedish doctor Fikru Maru been imprisoned in Ethiopia without trial

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The Swedish doctor Fikru Maru has been held in an Ethiopian jail for 21 months with neither a conviction nor an individual trial

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Svensk läkare fängslad i 19 månader i Etiopien utan dom

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Löfven tog upp fängslade läkarens fall

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Läkaren Maru hålls fängslad i Etiopien

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Svenska hjärtläkaren offer för maktspel

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Fängslade Maru vädjar om hjälp