Ethiopia to indict Tigray rebel leaders for terrorism

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia said Monday that the leaders of the renegade Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) would be facing charges of high treason, terrorism and attacking a neighboring state.

The announcement was made at a joint press briefing given by Attorney General Gedion Timothewos and Redwan Hussein, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and spokesperson for the State of Emergency Task Force.

According to Timothewos, the TPLF was guilty of “impeding the defensive power of the State of Ethiopia,” and under the ongoing criminal investigation, that would constitute high treason.

The TPLF leadership would also be facing charges of attacks against the territorial integrity and constitutional order of the country, both qualifying as high treason, he said.

The successive times the TPLF admittedly fired rockets on the lakeside resort city of Ba