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
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.