Army commandos who marched to the PM office sentenced to imprisonment
More than 60 military commandos who decided to match on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and raise their issues regarding pay and benefits were sentenced to serve five to 14 years of imprisonment by the Martial Court of the Federal Defense Force. While the 66 out of the more than 200 military commandos were sentenced to imprisonment, the remaining were punished through administrative measures.
This was detailed in a statement given by the Ministry of Defense’s director of Martial Courts Mersha Areda (Col.), Defense Attorney Desalegn Daka (Maj.) and Defense Prosecutor Hailemariam Mammo (Cap.) at the Bella Cluster of the Military.
The court proceedings unfolded in front of more than 500 attendants and the Defense media and the actions of these members of the military created rage among the other members of the military.
Accordingly, the offenders were sentenced to five to 14 years of imprisonment at Tatek military prison.