Woyanne executes Kinfe Gebremedhin’s killer

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) — The Woyanne regime in Ethiopia executed a military officer convicted of killing the country’s former head of security and immigration, the federal prison service said.

Major Tsehai Wolde Selassie was convicted of shooting dead Kinfe Gebremedhin, a close ally of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, outside an officers’ club in 2001.

“Major Tsehai was executed after his appeal for clemency to the Supreme Court was turned down and his death sentence was approved by President Girma Wolde Giorgise,” the Federal Prison Administration said in a statement.

The FPA did not say how Tsehai was executed but soldiers are supposed to face a firing squad, according to Ethiopian law.