November 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 4, 2003, the trial of former Ethiopian president Mengistu Haile Mariam began, almost a decade after the start of the original proceedings against him. The former president faced charges of genocide and was tried with top officials accused of crimes against humanity during his 17-year ...[read more]
May 27, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Zimbabwe will not return former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam to Ethiopia to face a death sentence, a Zimbabwean Information Ministry official said Tuesday. The Ethiopian Supreme Court sentenced Mengistu to death in absentia on Monday after Ethiopian prosecutors appealed his January ...[read more]
May 26, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Mengistu Haile Mariam, the former Marxist president of Ethiopia, was sentenced to death Monday after the Ethiopian Supreme Court allowed Ethiopian prosecutors' appeal of his January 2007 life sentence on charges of genocide, homicide, illegal imprisonment, and illegal property seizure. Mengist... ...[read more]
June 12, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Appeal proceedings in the case of former Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam have been adjourned until July 3, following the orders of a judge on Tuesday. Mengistu, who received a life sentence in absentia last year for his involvement in the genocide that ravaged Ethiopia in the 1970s, has ...[read more]
June 1, 2007
by Michael Sung
Ethiopian special prosecutor Joseph Kiros told Reuters Friday that the Ethiopian government will seek to raise the sentence of convicted former dictator Mengistu Haile Miriam from a life in prison to the death penalty when an appeal commences June 12. Dozens of former officials in Mengistu's gov... ...[read more]
February 8, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The prosecutor in the genocide case against former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Miriam announced Thursday that he is appealing last month’s sentence of life imprisonment, and will again push for the death penalty. Of the three sentencing judges, one opted for the death penalty, while the... ...[read more]
January 11, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
Former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Miriam was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday after he was convicted on genocide charges in absentia at the conclusion of a 12-year trial. Mengistu and 72 other former officials were charged with genocide, imprisonment, homicide, and illegal ...[read more]
December 13, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
A Zimbabwe government spokesman said Wednesday that there are no plans to hand Mengistu Haile Mariam over to Ethiopian authorities after the former Ethiopian dictator was convicted of genocide Tuesday by Ethiopia's Federal Court at the conclusion of a 12-year in absentia trial. Mengistu and 72 o... ...[read more]
December 12, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Miriam was found guilty of genocide Tuesday at the conclusion of a 12-year in absentia trial. Mengistu and 72 other former officials were charged with genocide, imprisonment, homicide, and illegal confiscation of property for crimes committed during the... ...[read more]
November 9, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
The Ethiopian government is responsible for the deaths of thousands of student protestors and demonstrators over the past 15 years, Judge Teshale Aberra told the Guardian in an interview Wednesday. Aberra, who was president of the Oromia Supreme Court and a judge in Ethiopia for 12 years, defected ...[read more]

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