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The Ethiopian government has announced two arrests related to the murder of a well-known singer

July 10, 2020

The Ethiopian government reported this Friday that two of the alleged perpetrators of the June 29 murder of well-known Oromo singer Hachalu Hundesa, the death of which triggered violent protests in Addis Ababa and the Oromia region, resulted in more than 200 deaths.

In a statement, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office stated that “two of the suspects arrested for their involvement in the murder have confessed to having committed the crime while a third person directly involved has been released remains”.

After assuring that the calm in the cities where the protests were taking place, the government stressed that “Ethiopia’s transition from an autocratic state to an emerging democracy is in progress and is inevitable,” and acknowledged this “The trip is turbulent and full of obstacles.”

The Ethiopian government has announced two arrests related to the murder of a well-known singer
The Ethiopian government has announced two arrests related to the murder of a well-known singer

The reforms that have taken place since Abiy came to power in April 2018 “will continue to take root if the government stays on course,” the Prime Minister’s office said, expressing the will for a “democratic order” and respect for the constitution .