Deputy Governor of Upper Nile State, James Tor Monybuny and Governor of Gambella, Omot Ojulu Obub | © Thessherald Thessherald–The Deputy Governor of Upper Nile […]
November 27, 2020 (Thessherald)–Three Ethiopian peacekeepers recently withdrawn from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are reported to have been arrested upon arrival in the capital, Addis Ababa, a security source told Thessherald on Friday.
According to an Ethiopian official, the three soldiers are being interrogated by the authorities on suspicion that they are members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
“The three soldiers suspected of having links with the Tigrayan leaders are now under investigation after being accused of communicating with leaders of the TPLF.”
The United Nations mission said, on Thursday, that it had learned of the withdrawal of the Ethiopian soldiers without due process from the Ethiopian government, a phenomenon that raises concern that Tigrayans are being targeted on the basis of ethnicity.
“UNMISS is aware that three soldiers were repatriated by Ethiopia back to their country on Saturday. The Mission’s Human Rights Division is following up on their situation,” the mission’s spokesman, Kirk Kroeker, confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
“As a Troop Contributing Country, Ethiopia is ultimately responsible for the conduct and movement of its troops. However, if the personnel is discriminated against because of their ethnicity or any other reason, this could involve a human rights violation under international law.”
“In this regard, UNMISS has requested access to any soldier who might be in need of protection under international law,” the mission said.
Since earlier this month, the federal government and Tigrayans have been involved in an armed conflict that has so far forced thousands of people to flee to neighboring Sudan in search of safety.
Hon. Bang Kawich Deng, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile State, James Tor Monybuny and former Minister of Higher Education Dr. John Gai Yoah accorded warm […]
Thessherald—Major General James Ochan Puot, commander of the special forces and his accompanying delegation were warmly welcomed this morning upon their arrival in Maiwut, a […]
Statement on the Shooting of Bishop-Elect of Rumbek Diocese April 26. 2021 President Salva Kiir Mayardit condemns the shooting of Bishop-Elect Fr. Christian Carlassare in […]
Newly elected Bishop of Rumbek Diocese, Fr. Christian Carlassare receives First-Aid treatment from AMREF's Flying Doctors before being taken to Nairobi | Photo: Courtesy Thessherald—An […]
AP—Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, was killed Tuesday amid clashes between rebels and security […]