The person who was with the musician on the evening of his killing was cleared of all prices.

Almost 5 months into the trial, on 25 February the Federal Excessive Courtroom acquitted three of the 4 defendants of prices of murdering singer Hachalu Hundessa. Lamrot Kemal, who was with the musician on the evening of his killing, was cleared of all prices.
The 29 June assassination of distinguished musician Hachalu led to chaos in Addis Ababa and several other Oromia cities, as violent protests and clashes broke out within the days which adopted. The assassination was rapidly adopted by the arrest of opposition occasion leaders Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba, which escalated tensions additional.
On 2 October federal prosecutors charged 4 suspects for the homicide. The fees have been primarily based on the 2020 Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism Crimes Proclamation. They alleged that the defendants conspired with the Oromo Liberation Entrance “Shane”, and dedicated the crime with the intention to terrorize the inhabitants and coerce the federal government.
Though the courtroom didn’t discover adequate proof to hyperlink the second and third defendants, Kebede Gemechu and Abdi Alemayehu, to Hachalu’s killing, it discovered adequate proof to suspect that the defendants have been current on the crime scene when the homicide came about.
Accordingly, the courtroom ordered a brand new set of prices to be instituted towards the 2 defendants for his or her failure to report the homicide and tried theft.

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In the meantime Tilahun Yami, the primary defendant—who allegedly fatally shot Hachalu—stays on trial for the homicide and has been ordered to submit his protection on 29 March.
Solely the fourth defendant, Lamrot, was cleared of all prices, with judges citing inadequate proof. She had been charged for taking orders from an unknown member of “Shane” to help in facilitating the homicide by luring Hachalu to a delegated location.
Nonetheless, a federal prosecutor informed Ethiopia Perception that the prosecution plans to attraction to the Supreme Courtroom towards Lamrot’s acquittal.
Witness statements and documentary proof have been introduced over the course of the trial.
On December 2 and three, the prosecution introduced ten witnesses to the courtroom. In keeping with the prosecution, extra witnesses have been keen to testify however they weren’t introduced as a result of the information had been sufficiently uncovered by the testimonies of others.
Documentary proof introduced towards the defendants included: forensic check outcomes from the homicide weapon and the corpse, transcriptions and video recordings of the defendants’ statements to the police during which they admitted to committing the crime, and images taken from the crime scene by investigators.
The following listening to is ready for 29 March.

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