Tag Archives: Mengistu Hailemariam

Rare photo of former communist leader sparks debate whether he should be pardoned

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 2, 2018) A photo of former Ethiopian communist leader, Mengistu Hailemariam and Hailemariam Desalegn, a former Prime Minister, that surfaced on the social media on Wednesday as they met in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare has opened old wounds. Some insist Mengistu should face justice while others argued for his pardon. Mengistu’s last name and Desalegn’s ...

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Dutch prosecutors demand life in prison for Ethiopian war crimes suspect

ESAT News (November 9, 2017) I what is being described as a rare move in justice in The Hague, prosecutors demand that an Ethiopian man suspected of “war crimes” in the 1970’s “Red Terror” in Ethiopia be jailed for life. According to the AFP report, Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday called for, Eshetu Alemu, 63, a Dutch-Ethiopian national to be jailed ...

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