Deputy Commissioner Zelalem Mengiste vowed that “negotiations” are now not to be pursued from now as will “mediation.”

Mahlet Fasil @MahletFasil

July 02/2020 – In a joint assertion issued by the Federal Legal professional Common’s workplace and The Federal Police Fee which was aired on state TV final evening, Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Police Fee Zelalem Mengiste accused Jawar Mohammed and the individuals detained with him of trying to repeat the June 22/2019 a number of assassinations.

Referring to the confrontation on Tuesday involving Jawar Mohammed, Bekele Gerba and 33 others who at the moment are in police custody, the Deputy Commissioner stated that the problem was not about “taking [Haacaaluu Hundeessaa’s body] or not, but conducting a planned attempt to repeat the assassinations of June 22 on senior government officials at Oromia Cultural Center.”

On Tuesday night, talking by way of State TV, Federal Police Fee Commissioner Endeshaw Tasew has introduced the arrest of 35 people, together with Jawar and Bekele Gerba of the opposition OFC, and stated they had been arrested after the killing of 1 member of Oromia area particular pressure throughout a confrontation that ensued at Oromo Cultural Middle close to Meskel Sq. in Addis Abeba. Commissioner Endeshaw stated {that a} confrontation occurred between authorities safety forces and “a group led by Jawar Mohammed” over the burial place of the late artist Haacaaluu resulting in the killing of 1 member of Oromia particular pressure. He accused Jawar’s non-public safety element of killing the police.

In his handle final evening, Deputy Commissioner Zelalem strengthened the Commissioner’s assertion and stated “it was a coordinated act with a budget and a plan of its own to start and end the act in Addis Abeba.” He additionally accused Jawar’s safety element of “breaching” into the Oromo Cultural Middle absolutely armed whereas figuring out that “officials from Oromia region were holding a meeting inside.” ‘”It was a transfer to repeat the June 22 incident,” he stated.

In line with hime, one member of Oromia particular pressure was killed throughout this confrontation, by which “government forces showed maximum restraint, helping to de-escalate the tension which would have ended in the death of several government officials.” He added that the “investigation shows that this was a planned attempt aimed at beginning and ending in Addis Abeba; a conspiracy to create a bloodbath.” He additionally stated that their investigations present that utilizing media, there have been plans which had been “being coordinated through media to dismantle Menelik II statue in Addis Abeba and hold the burial of artist Haacaaluu in its place.” He stated using media for this objective was being investigated by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority which has began taking its personal measures.

Referring to the eight Kalashnikov rifles, 5 pistols and 9 communication radios which had been confiscated from Jawar’s non-public safety, the Deputy Commissioner stated it was not recognized “how they were armed.”

Moreover, the Deputy Commissioner stated that the scope of the investigations may even look into the “disturbances in October 2019 in which 97 people were killed.” By that he was referring to the protests which erupted in a number of cities and cities throughout Oromia regional state and in varied spots in Addis Abeba and its environs on October 23/2019 after Jawar Mohammed posted data in his Fb web page that his safety element had been advised “to pack their stuff and leave the compound quietly without alerting me.”

The federal government introduced at the moment that 67 individuals had been killedduring the three days violence.

Along with that the Deputy Commissioner stated police investigations may even look into Eskinder Nega, who he accused of “financing and organizing” varied teams of youth to commit acts of violence within the metropolis. He vowed that “negotiations” are now not to be pursued any more, as will “mediation.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to state that we will make sure the rule of law reigns and justice and peace for our people will be ensured in a short period of time.”

#Ethiopia: @Jawar_Mohammed & #BekeleGerba appeared on the Federal 1st Occasion Court docket Arada Department immediately, FBC reported. The Court docket adjourned Bekele to look on July 13, & Jawar on July 16. The report didn't point out why the 2 will reappear individually,& the case for the 33 others— Addis Commonplace (@addisstandard) July 2, 2020

In a associated improvement, the police have introduced Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba to the Federal First Occasion Court docket, Arada Department immediately, the place federal judges have granted extra days for the police to remand each, based on a report on state affiliated FBC.

Three different individuals, two males and one girl, who’re suspected of getting a direct involvement within the killing of artist Haacaaluu had been additionally dropped at the identical courtroom. The courtroom has granted the police 14 days to remand & examine the three suspects.

It’s to be recalled that on Tuesday June 30, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed linked the three main incidents that occurred within the final three consecutive June in 2018, 2019 and 2020 with incidents which have threatened to derail his social gathering’s reform agenda. AS
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