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Ethiopia: Bombshell investigative report reveals dark side of Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF’s new boss

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 11, 2018) Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF’s new chairman and deputy administrator of the Tigray region, has been exposed for misusing work-related travel opportunities and public funds to pay for prostitutes and escorts in cities across the globe, according to an investigative report by ESAT’s Abebe Gellaw. A cache of digital evidence including emails also shows ...

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    Debretsion Gebremichael: Corruption, pornography and sex tourism

    Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF’s new chairman and deputy administrator of the Tigray region, has been exposed for misusing work related travel opportunities and public funds to pay for prostitutes and escorts in cities across the globe, according to an investigative report by ESAT’s Abebe Gellaw. A cache of digital evidence including emails also shows that the new TPLF leader also spends ...

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      Ethiopia: Regime continues jailing opponents despite promise to release political prisoners

      ESAT News (January 10, 2018) Ethiopian regime prosecutors brought “treason” and “terrorism” charges against political opponents a week after the Prime Minister promised to release political prisoners to bring what he called “national consensus” and “broaden the political space.” Five soldiers in Eastern Ethiopia were accused of recruiting members of the army to join the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) an ...

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        Ethiopia: ONLF says its forces killed regime soldiers

        ESAT News (January 10, 2018) Forces of the Ogaden National Liberation Front fighting the regime in Eastern Ethiopia said they had killed “many soldiers” and “wounded wounded unknown numbers of government troops.” “Heavy fighting broke out between Ogaden National Liberation Army and Ethiopian regime soldiers in Jaleelo village in Shillabo District on the 8th of January,”  according to a report ...

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          Mohammed Al-Amoudi transferred to maximum security prison

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2018) The Ethiopian born Saudi tycoon, Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi and all the remaining detainees that were held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel have been transferred to Al-Ha’ir prison, a maximum security prison south of Riyadh. The Middle East Monitor quoted the Arabic Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site as saying authorities have transferred the remaining detainees ...

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            South Sudanese General arrested in Ethiopia

            ESAT News (January 9, 2018) A South Sudanese General was arrested by Ethiopian authorities after he entered Ethiopia illegally, Radio Tamazuj quoted a senior official loyal to Taban Deng as saying. The radio report said David Dang Kong, head of the SPLM-IO office for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia said today that Brigadier General Mun Gach Thoch was arrested at ...

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              Ethiopia: Plans to crackdown on youth movement face backlash

              ESAT News (January 9, 2018) The announcement by Ethiopian regime authorities that they would investigate and crackdown on Qero, a network of youth in the country’s restive Oromo region that is behind the anti-TPLF protest for over two years, has drawn backlash from Oromo political leaders and activists. Reports show that the TPLF regime, through its security apparatus that is ...

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                Ethiopia: Imprisoned cardiologist says 20 die as authorities refuse to let him treat his patients

                ESAT News (January 8, 2018) An Ethiopian born Swedish cardiologist who was jailed in Ethiopia in a politically motivated charge told a court in Addis Ababa that 20 of his patients have died because authorities would not allow him to see his patients. Dr. Fikru Maru had repeatedly said he was willing to treat his patients if authorities would allow ...

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                  Swedish MPs demand their gov’t to hold Ethiopian regime accountable for human rights violations

                  ESAT News (January 8, 2018) Two members of the Swedish Parliament said their government should demand and hold the Ethiopian regime accountable for the various human rights violations in the country. Anders Österberg and Maria Andersson Willner both members of the Foreign Affairs Committee said in an opinion published in the Swedish media that “the violations of human rights in ...

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                    Ethiopia: MP says 10,000 killed as Parliamentary report holds security forces responsible for killings

                    ESAT News (January 8, 2018) A member of the Ethiopian parliament says over 10,000 people were killed in and around the border regions of Oromo and Somali in a violence which a parliamentary report said was perpetrated by the Somali Region Special Police, local police and militia. Tesfaye Robela was challenging a parliamentary committee that was set up to look ...

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