477. On 21 April 1993 the Special Rapporteur sent an urgent appeal to the Government on behalf of Ernest Allen, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Defence; Fatmata Binta Jalloh, businesswoman; Foday Kallon, employee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rosaline Kamara, official at the Sierra Leone
Embassy in Russia; Ernest Bai Koroma, Managing Director of Reliance Insurance and Transport Corporation of Sierra Leone; and Bockarie Samura. According to the reports, these persons were arrested on about 18 March 1993 on suspicion of involvement in a plot to overthrow the Government. However, they had allegedly not been charged with any offence and were detained incommunicado. Fears were expressed that they might be subjected to torture or ill-treatment.