The Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday action against more than 1,700 officials and dignitaries from the Oromia region in connection with the deaths of a well-known Oromo singer in June in the capital Addis Ababa. of at least 250 people.
Oromia state has detailed that 500 of those affected are civil servants, while the other 1,200 are leaders and dignitaries from various areas and communities in the region, Ethiopian television broadcaster Fana reports.
As a result, she highlighted in her statement that these unspecified actions were taken because these individuals failed to fulfill their responsibilities or because they are allegedly related to the incidents, before adding that more than 500 officials have responded to their alleged involvement Incidents investigated are the same.
The announcement came days after man Hachalu Hundessa, charged with the singer’s murder, stood on trial for his death.