Ethiopia to Charge Suspects Over Graves in Gas-Rich East

  • Remains of at least 300 people discovered at four locations

  • State to charge at least 46 people; only six arrested so far

By Nizar Manek, 26 January 2019
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopian authorities will charge at least 46 people suspected of being involved in the deaths of hundreds of people in the gas-rich east of the country.
The prosecutions follow a probe into atrocities in Ethiopia’s Somali state. The region’s president, Mustafa Omer, has vowed to reform a regime whose brutality and methods he’s compared to the mafia. Mustafa’s predecessor, Abdi Mohamoud Omar, whom he replaced in August, is facing trial over his alleged involvement in human-rights abuses.
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