Ethiopia to release Melaku Fenta and 136 other detainess

Ethiopian government to release or withdraw charges on 137 individuals and firms who have been charged on allegations of corruptions and related matters.

The following were detained 6 years ago:-

1) Melaku Fanta (former DG of ERCA)
2) Gebrewahd Woldegiorgis (former deputy DG of ERCA)
3) Nega Gebre-egziabher
4) Getu Gelete
5) Gebreselasie Gebre
6) Simachew Kebede
7) Col. Haimanot Tesfaye
8) Ketema Kebede
9) Fitsum Gebremedhin
10) GHC Next PLC
11) Getas PLC
12) Komet PLC
13) Netsa Treding PLC

Photo - Melaku Fenta, Gebrewahd Woldegiorgis, Alemayehu Gujo
Photo – Melaku Fenta, Gebrewahd Woldegiorgis, Alemayehu Gujo

The following were charged last year:-

14) Alemayehu Gujo (former State Minister of MoFEC)
15) Gemshu Beyene (fled detention)
15) Wasihun Abate
16) Zaid Woldegebriel
17) Zerfu Tesema
18) Mesfin Workneh
19) Seken Gobena (f)
20) Getavhew Neheri
21) Nega Mengistu
22) Musa Mohammed
23) Siraj Abdulahi
24) Col. Melaku Degfe
25) Tirsit Kebede (f)
26) Gezahegn Ijera
27) Bezalem Aklilu (f)
28) Wondimu Mengistu
29) Bilelegn Tasew
30) Mahder Gebrehana (f)

The following individuals are also to have their charges withdrawn, according to state-media:-

31) Diribsa Damte
32) Anbedo Gobfa
33) Alemu Anbesa
34) Waqo Merga
35) Mosisa Dagem
36) Lelisa Merga (f)
37) Mulu Belete (f)
38) Fekadu Tolosa
39) Tsegaye Alemu
40) Bedada Diribsa
41) Tariku Bedasa
42) Remedan Mohamed
43) Bedada Ayana
44) Girma Workneh
45) Woysa Bekele
46) Ahmed Ibrahim
47) Abiyot Abebe
48) Mehadi Aliye
49) Ismael Umer
50) Ahmed Adem
51) Abdulsemed Ahmed

The Attorney General submited to court its request to withdraw the charges. The Court is expected to approve it.

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Daniel Berhane

Daniel Berhane

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