TPLF and Shene as terrorist organizations
Ethiopia: Council of Ministers approves resolution designating TPLF and Shene as terrorist organizations.
The Prime Minister’s Office announced that the Council of Ministers has recommended that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Shene “be designated as terrorist organizations.
The full text of the statement sent to ETV by the Prime Minister’s Office is as follows:
In the last three years, there have been a number of attacks on civilians in various parts of the country to reverse the change that has taken place through the demands and struggles of the Ethiopian people for democracy and human rights.
As a result, many lives have been lost and maimed; And their property was destroyed; They have been displaced.
These attacks have left the community in constant danger and fear, undermining trust in the government and undermining public trust.
According to various sources, all of this was done to endanger the very existence of the state.
Behind the scenes, these attacks have been perpetrated against innocent citizens and public infrastructure on the basis of political ideology and the pursuit of political goals.
These attacks, which have been taking place in different parts of the country, have had different perpetrators.
But behind the attacks is a plan; Supporting financial, intellectual and manpower training; There are groups that have played a leading role in providing media coverage and assistance.
Disrupting Ethiopia; It is also clear that these groups are being exploited by foreign powers seeking to weaken and dismantle them.
The crimes that these organizations have committed and perpetrated are acts of terrorism.
It is easy to see that these activities fully comply with the definition of terrorism under Article 3 of Proclamation No. 1176/2012 on the Prevention and Control of Terrorism
Instead of blaming the members and supporters of the organizations and individuals for committing these acts as terrorists, they can better control and prevent acts of terrorism in accordance with the law.
Therefore, in accordance with Articles 18 and 19 of Proclamation No. 1176/2012 on the Prevention and Control of Terrorism, the “Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)” and “Shene” operate as terrorists and their management or decision-makers have acknowledged or are leading the operation. ; Terrorism is a general feature of the organization. It was proposed that the organizations be designated as terrorist organizations.
Cooperation with terrorist organizations engaged in similar activities in accordance with Article 23 of Proclamation No. 1176/2012 on the Prevention and Control of Terrorism, and in accordance with the provisions of this decision; This decision applies to organizations and individuals with a relationship of ideas and actions.
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