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Monitoring Board from parliament visits arrested TPLF leaders

House of Peoples’ Representative Monitoring Board says TPLF leaders captured as suspects in good condition under Federal police custody 

January 26, 2021 

Monitoring Board of the state of emergency, which was established by the Ethiopian parliament,  was tasked with monitoring execution of state of emergency measures imposed in connection with the law enforcement operation in Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

On Tuesday the Board disclosed its findings into the prison conditions of the TPLF leaders under Federal Police custody in the capital Addis Ababa. 

According to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), Board members directly meet with arrested TPLF leaders. 

The TPLF leaders told the Board that “their human rights are observed.” 

The Board made a visit to a Federal Police Commission temporary detention facility and looked into food and hygiene conditions.  The suspects reportedly said that they are getting care which they did not expect.  They told the board that food, clothing and hygiene is acceptable. 

Furthermore, the suspects are meeting with family members.  

The complaints were in connection with bank accounts,monthly salaries and court appearances.

The TPLF leaders said their families are facing economic hardship because “their accounts are suspended.”  Some suspects said that “they are not getting their monthly salaries.” 

The Board said that it received complaints that the suspects are not appearing before court in accordance with the law and that it is requested to investigate their cases and come up with a solution. 

The suspects were pledged that the Board will consult relevant government bodies in connection with complaints they made. 

Key TPLF leaders including Sehat Nega, Abadi Zemu, Abay Tsehaye, Abraham Tekeste, Keria Ibrahim, Addis Alem Balema, among others, are in custody following the law enforcement operation. Other key leaders like Seyoum Mesfin, Abay Tsehaye and Asmelash Woldeselassie were killed during an operation carried out to capture them. Still other TPLF leaders like Debretsion Gebremichael, Getachew Assefa, Alem Gebrewahid and Getachew Reda are not yet captured or reported dead. 

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  1. Subject: “Monitoring Board from parliament visits arrested TPLF leaders, borkena
    January 26, 2021”

    Humble Honest Commentary , 26 Jan 2021

    “ሳይቸግር ጥል” so goes the Ethiopian proverb, the equivalent of which, in the :Latin version, is one word: “CLASSICAL TRAGEDY”
    One can’t resist adding an INNOCENT question [bordering naivety and stupidity]: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS of LIFE of COUNTLESS INNOCENT PEOPLE and their corresponding FAMILIES? But then, considering the WORLD WARS [petty and big] from the very beginning of LIFE, one is forced to believe — as a ‘consolation” !?!?! — that it is in Human Nature as well as in other creatures. FULL STOP.

  2. pretty unclear why the former US ambassadors are concerned about one region and not the whole of Ethiopia…tells me what they were doing all along this time…

  3. This is excellent news. I told you those people who produced us all are so magnanimous and generous. This is true and unadulterated tradition of those people. They are known to be fierce fighters when their pride is touched but they are also so merciful to the vanquished(Demonic Mengistu and TPLF goons notwithstanding). It is a country of riddled with a proud history of ‘gudifachaas, ilma gosas and mogasas). I don’t see any problem in freezing the bank accounts of these murderous criminals but their families should not be exposed to any financial hardship. I expect officials there will address this complaint amicably for the families.

  4. Hey everyone!!! Can you find my Chanel purse you saw me carrying when I was captured? Somebody stole it from me. I know who stole my purse!!! He must be any young black Ethiopian!!! There he is! There he is!!! He is that black kid standing in the hotel reception hallway. Hey you!! You stole my purse!!! You stole my purse!!! You stole my Chanel purse!!!

    Mekele Karen!!! Mekele Karen!!! Mekele Karen!!!


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