Amhara Region Replaces Slain Attorney General

ADDIS ABEBA – Geremew Gebretsadik has been appointed as the Attorney General of the Amhara region on Wednesday.

Geremew has served as deputy president of the region’s Supreme Court since July 2012.

He now replaced the slain Attorney general Migbaru Kebede who was killed on June 22 along with the region’s President the late Ambachew Mekonnen and his aide, according to state-affiliated FBC report.

The ruling party of the region already installed the former security adviser to Prime Minister Office Temesgen Tiruneh as Ambachew’s successor.

Dozens were killed in fighting during the foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Amhara that claimed the life of the regional president and other top officials.

The same night, the army’s chief of staff and a retired general accompanying him were killed in the capital Addis Ababa in a related attack, the government said.