‘Red Terror’ aide Alemu jailed for war crimes

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Eshetu Alemu is accused of ordering the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror”

A Dutch court has sentenced an aide to Ethiopia’s former communist ruler to life imprisonment for war crimes.

Eshetu Alemu, 63, was found guilty of crimes including the execution of 75 people during Ethiopia’s “Red Terror” purges in the late 1970s.

The dual Ethiopian-Dutch national and former aide to then-ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam denied all the charges against him.

More than 300 victims were named in four war crimes charges.

Ethiopia has already sentenced him to death in absentia.

Read more at BBC

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