Tag Archives: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ethiopia: Foreign ministry spokesperson said to have beaten up POW

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 23, 2018) Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Meles Alem, whom a political prisoner accused of torturing him few days ago, had also beaten a prisoner of war during the 1998-2000 border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. He had also played a key role in the arrest and imprisonment of Ethiopian dissidents by TPLF security in Kenya ...

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    Ethiopia: Foreign ministry spokesperson accused of torturing prisoner

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 21, 2018) A political prisoner told a court in Addis Ababa yesterday that the current spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Meles Alem, had tortured him at a notorious torture chamber, the Central Investigation Bureau. The damning allegation, similar to what many dissidents allege against officials of a minority ethnic clique ruling Ethiopia ...

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      Ethiopia summons diplomat caught for DUI in Ankara

      ESAT News (December 1, 2017) An Ethiopian Embassy staffer in Ankara, Turkey who was caught by police for allegedly Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and a hit and run was summoned by the Foreign Ministry. The embassy attaché, Tesfakiros Hailu Gebremariam, was pulled over by Ankara police Saturday night after he hit two vehicles. Witnesses told police that he looked ...

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