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Addis Abeba, July 21/2020 – Ethiopian Federal police informed judges on the Federal First Occasion Courtroom, Arada Department, that they had been investigating three senior officers of TPLF and two drivers detained with them for passing categorized supplies to terrorists, and intent to incite violence, protection lawyer Tadelle G/Medhin informed Addis Normal.
Two of the senior TPLF officers are Tewelde G/Tsadikan, TPLF Central Committee member and head of the get together’s Addis Abeba bureau, and Tesfalem Yihdego, Director of Federal Authorized and Justice Analysis Institute with the rank of state minister, and former TPLF Central Committee member. They had been arrested on July 09 from Addis Abeba together with two drivers of the Analysis Institute (Berihun and Zerihun), adopted shortly by the arrest of Atsibeha Alemayehu, Addis Abeba, Akaki sub metropolis safety bureau head and an worker of Data Community Safety Company (INSA).
The 5 accused had been dropped at the courtroom yesterday for the second time, in response to their lawyer Tadelle. Throughout the pretrial listening to the police informed federal judges that they haven’t finalized gathering proof to assist the allegation and therefor want 14 extra days to remand and examine the accused, find co-conspirators who’re nonetheless at giant, collect extra witness testimonials and extra proof. The police stated they’ve already interviewed the accused and have communicated related paperwork with INSA.
All of the 5 denied the accusations in opposition to them. Tewelde and Tesfalem have informed the courtroom that they’ve been loyally serving their nation from the instances of the battle in opposition to the army Derg regime. Tadelle additionally appealed to the courtroom on his shoppers behalf that they need to be let out because the police have did not materialize the stated terrorists by title. The protection additionally argued that his shoppers had been uncovered to COVID-19 on the jail they had been held at, Addis Abeba police fee, third police station in Piassa, the place there have been confirmed circumstances of the virus, and had been unable to satisfy households and the protection workforce.
After listening to each side, the judges have granted the police eight extra days to remand and examine Tewelde G/Tsadikan, Tesfalem Yihdego and the 2 drivers, and adjourned the following listening to on July 28. The judges additionally granted the police 10 extra days to remand and examine Atsibeha Alemayehu and adjourned the following listening to on July 30.
As well as, the judges informed the police that the detainees ought to be allowed household visitations and assembly with their protection workforce, Tadelle stated. AS
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