The Ethiopian Army composed mainly of Ground and Air Forces is receiving an upgrade in the form the re-establishment of a Naval Force along with Cyber and Space Forces, according to a new draft bill tabled before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) proposing significant amendment to the existing Proclamation of the National Defense Forces of Ethiopia.
The Federal Attorney General Birhanu Tsegaye announced yesterday that 63 individuals have been detained in relation to corruption and human rights abuses. Today the Federal Attorney General released list of the detainees suspected of alleged human rights abuses and corruption. Below is the list of individuals detained for alleged human rights abuses.
In a statement he released today at press conference held at his Office, Attorney General Birhanu Tsegaye said that suspects especially of terrorism used to be detained in ghost prisons across the country and tortured by operatives of the National Information and Security Services (NISS).
Andargachew Tsgie, aka Andy–a member and founder of the outlawed Ginbot 7 political organization and a British citizen– is among the list of convicted and charged prisoners submitted by the Federal Office of Attorney General to the President of the Republic for a pardon, The Reporter has learnt.
The African Union is yet to draw a common stance on the derogatory statement recently made by president of the United States, Donald Trump.