Both are now awaiting the official broadcast of the sentence from the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, at which point they will leave.
The Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Emanula Claudia del Rey, thanked Ethiopia for granting probation.
“Life is a human right – a decision to give probation to former government officials with obligations and commitments on human rights,” said Daniel Bekele, the Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, which describes itself as an “independent nation”. Institute. “It is also a symbolic indicator of Ethiopia’s commitment to turn a page on one of the saddest chapters of its history.”
Mengistu was the president of Derge, which came to power in Ethiopia after the 1974 coup. Baig served as Durge’s foreign minister for some time and Tedla was the defense chief.
In 1977 and 1978, Derg violated several human rights during what became known as the Red Terror. According to Amnesty International, several thousand people – mostly school and university students and young intellectuals – were suspected of protesting against Darge and were killed on the streets and in prisons in Addis Ababa and other cities in the center of the country.
When the regime collapsed in 1991, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front moved to the capital Bay, now in the 70s, and Tedla, in her early 80s, sought refuge at the Italian embassy in Addis Ababa. Since May 26, 1991, they have been confined inside the walls of the complex, the source told CNN.
His 29-year diplomatic asylum stay is considered the longest, lasting more than 22 years as Julian Assange’s promotion at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
The diplomatic source said that he has spent his day roaming the small grounds of the outside world and watching television.
Two other men, Tesfaye Gebre Kidane and Haileu Yimenu, also took refuge in the embassy in 1991. A few years later Yimenu committed suicide, while Kidan died in an accident in 2004. The source CNN says that could not expand further after Kidane’s death. The press was released, but said it did not include Bayeh or Tedla.