New: Tsegaye Alemu Assana et.al

Tsegaye Alemu Assana

Plaintiff: The Federal Public Prosecutor

Defendants:

1st. Tsegaye Alemu Assana, Age 33

Address: Amhara Regional State, South Wollo Zone, Desse Town, District 05

2nd. Daniel Chemeda tesso, Age 29

Address: Oromia Regional State, East Wollega Zone, Nekemet Town

3rd. Lelissa Megerssa Olika, Age 24

Address: Oromia Regional State, East Wollega Zone, Nekemet Town

4th. Adugna Birina Duggassa, Age 22

Address: Oromia Regional State, East Wollega Zone, Nekemet Town

5th. Gari Duguma Fufa, Age 41

Address: Addis Ababa, Gulele Sub-City, Woreda 10

6th. Tadele Tesfaye Nebmera, Age 26

Address: Addis Abab, Kolfe Keraniyo Sub-City, Woreda 15

7th. Fikadu Tolossa Jobir, Age 33

Address: Addis Ababa, Nifas Silik Lafto Sub-City, Woreda 02

8th. Mekonnen Kumera, Age 56

Address: Oromia Regional State, West Wollega Zone, Lalo Asabi Woreda

9th. Endalu Degefu Gemechu, Age 37

Address: Oromia Regional State, West Wollega Zone, Gimbi Woreda

 

Summary of the charges 

The Prosecutor General brought six distinct charges against the defendants:

The 1st charge is brought against the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd, and the 4th defendants. The defendants are accused of preparing and conspiring to commit a terrorist act in violation of Article 4 of the Anti-terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009.

Specific cases brought against the defendant in the first case of the charge:

The 1st Defendant, after he was recruited as a member of the proscribed terrorist organization, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), traveled to Sololo, Kenya and took part in military trainings. Upon his return, he recruited the 1st, the 3rd, the 4th, and the 7th defendant to the group and actively led the effort to choose a place for guerrilla warfare; received money from the group’s supporters living abroad and regularly report to them.

The 2nd Defendant, after he was recruited as a member of designated terrorist organization by the 1st defendant, he facilitates contacts among the 1st defendant and the 3rd and the 4th defendants. He was caught while he was traveling to the place that the terrorist group resides.

The 3rd Defendant, after he was recruited as a member of designated terrorist organization by the 1st defendant, he in turn, recruits the 4th defendant and receives cash money from the 1st defendant.

The 4th Defendant, after he was recruited by the 3rd defendant, he agreed to join the designated terrorist organization and caught while he was traveling to the place that the terrorist group resides.

The 2nd case is brought against the 5st, the 6th, the 7th, and the 8th defendants. The defendants are accused of violating Article 7/1 of the Anti-terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009, in which each of them were soliciting support from different people to help them to join the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and made a significant move in that regard.

The 3rd case is brought against the 3rd defendant, in which he is accused of deserting his official duty at the Oromia Police Commission by contravening Article 288/1 of the 2004 FDRE Criminal Code.

The 4th case is brought against the 3rd defendant as per Article 306/2 of the 2004 FDRE Criminal Code, which he is alleged of violating the provision of the law by improperly holding an ammunition he was entrusted to have only on duty.

The 5th case is brought against the 4th defendant, in which he is accused of deserting his official duty at the Oromia Police Commission in contravention to Article 288/1 of the 2004 FDRE Criminal Code.

The 6th case is brought against the 4th defendant as per Article 306/2 of the 2004 FDRE Criminal Code, which he is alleged of violating the provision of the law by improperly holding an ammunition he was entrusted to have only on duty

 List of evidences and exhibits

A- Witnesses

B -Documentary Evidences

  1. 78 pages confession statement provided by all the defendants to the Police as per Article 27 (2) of Ethiopia’s Criminal Procedural Code.
  2. 13 pages intelligence document prepared as per Article 14/1 of the Anti-terrorism proclamation by the National Intelligence and Security Service against the 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th
  3. 4 pages Bank Statement provided by the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia that shows transaction between the 1st and the 5th
  4. 1 page document provided by Oromia Police Commission that indicates the desertion and improper ammunition possession of the 3rd and the 4th
  5. The 3rd defendant’s 1 page Employment Contract

C – Exhibit

3 Cell Phones seized from the 1st, the 6th, and the 8th defendants and 2400 Ethiopian Birr.

Note:

The Prosecutor General plead to the court to let it withheld the name of witness as per the Witness Protection Proclamation No. 699/2009 and Article 32 of the Anti-terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009.

Please  Click Here to download the charge in PDF (Amharic)

 

 

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