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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Discusses  Transitional Justice in Ethiopia  

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack and Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson with Minister of Justice Dr. Gedion Timothewos, August 8, 2022, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (courtesy of US Embassy )

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa— U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack and Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnenand various other government officials in Ethiopia to better understand systems of justice in Ethiopia.  They also met with officials such as the President of the Supreme Court and the Minister of Justice, as well as the National Dialogue Commission and diverse stakeholders to discuss transitional justice in Ethiopia. This is Ambassador Van Schaack’s second trip to Africa since beginning her term as Ambassador-at-Large in March 2022.    

“I am grateful to be here in Ethiopia at this critical time.  Ambassador Jacobson and I have discussed transitional justice with government officials and community leaders.  Truth, accountability, and guarantees of non-recurrence are essential to end cycles of violence and impunity, and ultimately lead to lasting peace. The people of Ethiopia want and deserve justice.  These are not easy tasks, but the United States is committed to supporting these efforts.”     

Ambassadors Van Schaack and Jacobson also met with civil society leaders in Ethiopia to talk about the work they are doing on behalf of victims of atrocities in Ethiopia. The U.S. is dedicated to supporting victims and activists as they seek justice. In their engagements, Ambassadors Jacobson and Van Schaack stressed the importance of accountability for human rights violations and abuses in Ethiopia and discussed how the United States can support Ethiopia in these efforts.  

“Ending impunity is essential for peace in Ethiopia, and for the victims who deserve justice.  The United States is here to help.”

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  1. The Mass Murderers of Amhara Genocide that indiscriminately slaughtered 1900 innocent including infants and women in one day is still freely running around right there in Wellega, Oromia Ethiopia

    No need to go global before cleaning up OLF/Shene that has openly declared its association with Al Shabaab Somalia terrorist groups.
    The OLF/Shene Prosperity Party headed by Crime Minister Abiy Ahmed is the main Amhara Genocide perpetrators and enablers right there in Ethiopia that is giving cover and support to continue with terrorism activities for four years. Warlord Crime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Oromo controlled OLF/Shene Orommuma Mafia that together call themselves government but the rest of Ethiopia and Amhara do not recognize them as law-abiding functional government..

    This OLF/Shene Oromos are known for terrorism who has been operating in Ethiopia for the last four years, indiscriminately murdering any Amharas regardless of age and gender , stealing, looting properties and burning farms and houses they could not steal . Now just caught with Al Shabaab of Somalia terrorists fighting in Ethiopia is not a surprise because OLF is known to have been living and working with Al Shabaab for many years.

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