Tag Archives: Abdi Illey

Ethiopia: Former police chief of Somali region arrested

ESAT News (August 30, 2018) The former police chief for the Somali region in eastern Ethiopia was arrested and brought to a court in Addis Ababa today. Ferhan Tahir was accused of organizing and directing an armed youth group known as Heego that has allegedly killed several people and burnt churches and properties in recent weeks in Jijiga, the region’s ...

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    Ethiopia: Charges brought against Abdi Illey and former INSA director

    ESAT News (August 29, 2018) Former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar (Abdi Illey) has been brought to a court in Addis Ababa and charged with using armed groups that attacked and killed several innocent citizens and burnt churches. Illey was also charged with instigating violence that caused the displacement of thousands of people. Abdi Illey, who is ...

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      Ethiopia: Six officials of Somali region arrested

      ESAT News (August 28, 2018) Six more officials of the Somali region of Ethiopia have been arrested after yesterday’s arrest of the ex-president of the region, Abdi Illey. The arrests were made after the regional council has lifted legislative immunities of seven officials on Sunday. The Federal police say the officials would be brought to justice and defend the allegations. ...

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        Ethiopia: Abdi Illey arrested for inciting ethnic, religious violence

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 27, 2018) The ex-president of Ethiopia’s Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar, also known as Abdi Illey, has been arrested at his residence in Addis Ababa today. According to a report by the Ethiopian Television that quoted the federal prosecutor, Abdi Illey was arrested for violations of human rights, inciting ethnic and religious conflict in ...

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          Ethiopia: Two ex-officials of Somali region arrested in Somaliland

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 23, 2018) Two former officials of the Somali region of Ethiopia have been nabbed in Somaliland as they were boarding a plane to Mogadishu, capital of neighboring Somalia. Somaliland immigration officials have detained Ibrahim Adem Mahad, the former head of the regional education bureau and Abdi Jama former head of justice bureau. Both ex-officials ...

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            Ethiopia: Rights watchdog renews call for justice in Somali region

            ESAT News (August 20, 2018) The Human Rights Watch urge the Ethiopian government to investigate rights abuses in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, including investigations on former and current regional officials, and bring perpetrators to justice. Renewing its call for justice in the Somali region, the rights watchdog said “the government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent ...

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              Death toll in attack in Eastern Ethiopia reaches 41

              ESAT News (August 14, 2018) The number of people killed in East Hararghe, Eastern Ethiopia has reached 41 while 20 others were wounded in an attack by a notorious police force, the Liyou Police, according to local officials. The attack carried out on Sunday has also displaced several residents of Mayu Muluke district in East Hararghe, where communal clashes in ...

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                Ethiopia: IDPs in Somali region call for help

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 9, 2018) Over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Kebri Dahar who took shelter at a military camp to save their lives from last week’s attack by Liyou Police and armed youth group allied to ex-president of the region, Abdi Illey, have called for support from the federal government. Some of the displaced who spoke ...

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                  BREAKING: Abdi Illey arrested and taken to undisclosed location

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 7, 2018) Abdi Mohamoud Omar, a.k.a. Abdi Illey, who was deposed from the presidency of the Somali region yesterday, has been arrested and taken to undisclosed location. The BBC Amharic report said members of the national army have arrested Illey and removed him from his palace in Jijiga. Unrest in Jijiga and Dire Dawa ...

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                    BREAKING: Abdi Illey removed from office

                    ESAT News (August 6, 2018) President of the Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar also known as Abdi Illey, has been removed from power, head of the regional communication bureau confirmed to the BBC’s Somali Service. Illey has been replaced by Ahmed Abdi Mohamed, who was head of the regional bureau of finance and economic development. Read here for more on ...

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