Court releases Keria Ibrahim & three other on bail

ADDIS ABABA – A Federal court in Addis Abeba released on bail Keria Ibrahim – a member decision-making body of the TPLF party accused of carrying a deadly attack on the federal army in early November, last year.

The court ruled in favor of releasing Keria, former speaker of the House of Federation, and other three former officials of Tigray regional on 30, 000 birr bail during its session on Thursday morning, according to Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.

The other three are Hirti Mireteab, Woldegiorgis Desta, and Amdemariam Tefera.

Keria had previously left her speaker of the house position and became a member of the executive committee of the defunct Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

On Nov. 4, the government launched what it described as a law enforcement operation against the TPLF after the group attacked an army base in Tigray.

After the Federal army forces took control of the regional capital, Mekelle, the last bastion of the TPLF, ending weeks of clashes on November 28, authorities launched a manhunt for TPLF leaders

Keria is the first of many Tplf officials who surrendered to federal army forces.