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The chairman of the Tigray party in Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has described recent arrests of senior military officials as being politically motivated and implemented along ethnic lines.
Debretsion Gebremichael, chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), accused prime minister Abiy Ahmed of conducting ethnic profiling in the name of fighting corruption.
He said the arrests of more than 60 senior military and intelligence officers in recent weeks was an attack on ethnic Tigrayans, a group that has long held disproportionate power in government and the security services.
“The arrests… targeting individuals accused of corruption and human rights has veered from course and is being used to bring Tigrayan people to their knees,” Debretsion claimed.