High ranking military officer seeking Asylum in the United States

borkena, Ethiopian News
October 7,2017

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High ranking military officer, Brigadier General Melaku Shiferaw Tiruneh, defected the TPLF/EPRDF government. According to ESAT news, he was in the United States last month as part of Ethiopian delegation, under the leadership of the foreign minister Worqneh Gebeyehu, to attend a meeting on anti-ISIS campaign
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He was part of the guerrilla group that came to power in 1991 and served in the military intelligence unit of the defence force for a long time. The report by ESAT added that he is seeking asylum in the United States.

Similarly, Baye Tadese Teferi, who claimed that he was protocol chief in the prime minister’s office, is seeking asylum in the United States after he reportedly failed to come back return home following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne’s stay in New York for the 72th UN general assembly meeting.
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