Charges on Bekele Gerba and Others Dropped Featured

12 Feb 2018
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Addis Ababa February 12/2018 Charges on seven detainees suspected of trespassing against the laws of the country by taking part in conflicts including Bekele Gerba have already dropped, the Federal Attorney General unveiled.

 The detainees whose charges are dropped include Bekele Gerba, Gurmesa Ayana, Addisu Bulala, Dejene Tafa, Getu Garuma, Tesfaye Liben and Beyene Ruda.

 Since the individuals are sentenced to six months in jail for contempt of court, the Office has to present a proposal for the President of the country in order for them to be pardoned.

 The charges were dropped after the Office of Attorney General applied for the Federal High Court to drop the charges as per its authority bestowed upon it through the proclamation providing for its establishment.

 The decision to drop cases of detainees suspected of trespassing the law came following the direction by the Executive Committee of the EPRDF to widen the political space.

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