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Mr Illey Is On His Way To The Ethiopian's Version Of The Sing-Sing's Penitentiary.

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Xaaji,

Did you hear what extreme thing the new governor of kililka did? I heard he took out the name Meles from a Hospital sign. This when the Oromo actually not disliking Meles at all.

He probably did it to show some rub in on Iley, but is being talked about as over doing uncalled for loyalty to Oromo.

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Observer  the thing is ina  cagjar is very Somali centric in the Somali mentality gabre and meles  were  the enemies. And I think that's why Ina  cagjar wants to put the Somali interest which is not bad. As for the gallas  the gallas had a problem with king haile sellasie and mengistu reign because of the neftenga rule that humiliated  they didn't hate Meles persay they hated the amhara system more than anything.  Except the tulama and some wollo gallas. Where as the wellege  gallas were always pro  meles and the TPLF. And they saw tigray as a true ally.

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On 10/4/2018 at 12:04 AM, Xaaji Xunjuf said:

Observer  the thing is ina  cagjar is very Somali centric in the Somali mentality gabre and meles  were  the enemies. And I think that's why Ina  cagjar wants to put the Somali interest which is not bad. As for the gallas  the gallas had a problem with king haile sellasie and mengistu reign because of the neftenga rule that humiliated  they didn't hate Meles persay they hated the amhara system more than anything.  Except the tulama and some wollo gallas. Where as the wellege  gallas were always pro  meles and the TPLF. And they saw tigray as a true ally.

He speaks the good talk. That is the only thing different.

Even Winston Churchill gave away the farm to America while talking the good talk of British Empire. Cagiar is doing the same thing. There is no society that is fed by flag...but he stays in power by flag..etc.

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18 minutes ago, Old_Observer said:

Even Winston Churchill gave away the farm to America while talking the good talk of British Empire

Old_Observer,

That is so true. A real "unspoken history" of Mr Churchill. But he had no choice, given that his choice was to do a France sort of a deal and surrender to the Germans and to Herr Hitler. Or to hope that the Yanks (US) will treat the Brits a bit more dignified than what the Germans were likely to do if UK give way to them.

Hence, his mother being American and knowing that Mr Roosevelt being the nearest American had to a "landed aristocracy" of the sort the Brits always judge folks on it, he decided to throw the towel of the British empire, which was already on its last leg, with Uncle Sam (US).

Consequently, his particularly conceit of the Anglo-American special relationship to cover the red blushes of the UK, even if the Yanks have never actually bought-in this alleged especial relationship with UK in the first place.

As for this Abtigiis fellow (i.e., Mr Cagjar) I think you are right, in the sense of him playing to the gallery with a sort of a dance that is about flags and whatnot.

But, at heart he will be doing what is required of him by Mr Abbiy Ahmed and the rest of the folks who did "installed" him in Jig-Jiga. And him being a bookish sort of fellow, I still think he will avoid, like so much of a plague, any "ostentatious fealty of loyalty" sort to his boss, Mr Abbiy Ahmed.

However, nevertheless, he will still carry out the orders, whatever they may turn out to be, to the letter and to the spirit. That I have no doubt about it, indeed. 

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Former Ethiopia’s Somali state president faces third court hearing


 

Hiiraan Online
Monday October 8, 2018

ADDIS ABABA (HOL) - The former president for Ethiopia’s Somali region who was arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic and religious violence makes his third court appearance Monday.

Security forces arrested Abdi Mohamed Omer, widely known as Abdi Iley a day after the Ethiopian state stripped him of his immunity, along with six other officials in August following days of violence that left dozens of people dead in the Ethiopia’s Somali region capital, Jigjiga.

With no response from Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed towards his pardon application thus far, Mr. Omar in cuffs has appeared before a court in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa as state prosecutors pressing charges against him engaged in heated counterarguments with his legal defense team that in turn appealed a state pardon for him.

Once powerful and influential leader close to the ruling party, the former president faces numerous charges including overseeing years of human rights abuses and ordering ‘horrendous’ tortures against prisoners detained in the infamous Ogaden jail.

Abdi Illey has been since replaced by Ahmed Abdi Mohamed, who has once served as the head of the regional bureau of finance and economic development.

If convicted, Mr. Omar could face a long-term jail sentences, with some legal experts raised the possibility of a life jail term sentence.

Closing the latest court session, the judge who is reported to be reviewing documents and testimonies presented by prosecutors has reportedly closed the session, with the possibility of a final verdict to be made was being raised by sources close to the state.

During his reign, human rights groups have documents hundreds of people were killed by state terrorism, including many who are still registered as disappeared.

According to the New York-based Human Rights Watch, the military in the Somali region of Ethiopia displaced thousands of people and destroyed their homes. Many were detained and tortured, and even executed. Those who suffered were perceived to be sympathetic to the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), an armed opposition group that for decades engaged in a deadly armed conflict with the state in the region.

However, the Somali regional state in Ethiopia has officially announced the closure of its main prison facility, located in the capital, Jijiga mid September.

The closure of the prison lauded by many in the region is seen as parts of attempts by the state to keep track with the new sweeping reforms introduced by prime minister Abiy Ahmed

Among the key reforms by Mr. Ahmed is Ethiopia’s historic peace deal with its neighboring arch-rival, Eritrea. His government has also signed peace deals with rebel groups that had been fighting with the state for decades.

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Mr Iley maybe on his way out of prison?

No case has been established against him/his person and the judge just allowed again to the government attorneys to attempt (true or manufactured) present a case against him in 14 days.

Rumour has it the Judge will throw out the case against Mr. Iley that needed so much time to manufacture. And still not edited enough for the court.

Why would the man accused, again in youtube, of doing henious things all over Ethiopia including in kililka (accorrding to Iley) be elected to Executive of EPRDF and one of his accusers Iley be jailed?

 

 

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Detained former head of Ethiopian region tried to escape: police

Aaron Maasho

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A former president of an Ethiopian region who was arrested on charges of human rights abuses and stoking deadly ethnic clashes tried to escape by climbing out a window while in police custody ahead of a court appearance, police said on Friday.

Abdi Mohammed Omer, a former administrator of the Somali Region, was forced to resign on Aug. 6 and arrested weeks later after violence broke out in the provincial capital Jijiga.

He has since been accused of presiding over widespread rights abuses that included torture, rapes and killings.

“In his escape attempt, he broke a window before choking a member of the police force,” the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation news outlet said, quoting a police statement.

The agency said Abdi subsequently denied the claim in court, and said the accusations were aimed at “tarnishing his name”.

Rights groups have routinely accused Abdi’s administration of abuses such as torture.

At least 20 people died and thousands fled Jijiga as mobs looted properties owned by ethnic minorities and burned down several Ethiopian Orthodox churches during the outbreak of violence in August.

The central authorities said the unrest in the region had been triggered by local officials fearing arrest on human rights abuse charges.

    The Somali Region has been plagued by violence for the last three decades, in which the government fought the secessionist Ogaden National Liberation Front before the group declared a unilateral ceasefire this month in the wake of reforms.

The province holds four trillion cubic feet of oil and gas reserves, government estimates show. China’s GCL-Poly Petroleum Investments has been developing two gas fields there since 2013.

Ethiopia has been ruled for decades by a government that maintained a strong emphasis on security and tolerated little dissent. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in April, has enacted reforms, released political prisoners, made peace with militant groups and reached a rapprochement with regional foe Eritrea.

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Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by George Obulutsa and Peter Graff

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-politics/detained-former-head-of-ethiopian-region-tried-to-escape-police-idUSKCN1MT24F

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