INTERPOL handed over 11 suspects to Ethiopia


Hana Belay

The International Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL, has been assisting Ethiopian authorities by capturing and handing over fugitive criminals since 2014. During a meeting held recently in Ethiopia among INTERPOL’S Chief Jürgen Stock, Ministry of Peace Minister Muferiat Kamil and Ethiopian Police Commissioner, Endashaw Tassew, the chief assured the organization’s continuing support in capturing criminals to assist with the country’s new stand for justice. The organization showed its commitment by handing over 11 fugitives suspected of corruption. It is known that, following the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy, there has been an ongoing arrest of senior military figures, high-level intelligence personnel and their associates over alleged large-scale corruption cases and years of human rights abuse against dissidents and rebels. It has been reported that some suspects have left the country fleeing from justice.