Baye Tadesse Teferi, Ethiopian PM Hailemariam’s, Protocol Head Defects to the US “Worried about Rift Between Gov’t & Security”: VoA

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Hailemariam with Samora at Army graduation

Image source: VoA Amharic 

The Head of Protocol of Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Hailemariam Desalegn, Baye Tadesse Teferi, has sought asylum in the US after attending the 72nd UN General Assembly with PM last month, the Voice of America (VoA) Amharic service reported tonight.

He was the Ethiopian PM Office’s Head of Protocol for more than two decades.

 

Hailemariam with Samora at Army graduation

Baye said the personal threats and harassment he received from the national intelligence and securities forced him to flee. He said he was harassed and threatened for preventing unnamed government security officials  from entering offices of the PM they were not allowed to in the palace. He said he was also ethnically abused because he was an Amhara.

Asked by the journalist why he had not reported these threats, Baye said “If I had reported it to the PM, the security officals would have no mercy both for myself and Hailemariam.”

በኢትዮጵያው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ ፅሕፈት ቤት የፕሮቶኮል ኃላፊ አቶ ባዬ ታደሰ ተፈሪ በአሜሪካ የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነት ለመጠየቅ ወስነው ቀሩ።

በኢትዮጵያው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ ፅሕፈት ቤት የፕሮቶኮል ኃላፊ አቶ ባዬ ታደሰ ተፈሪ በአሜሪካ የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነት ለመጠየቅ ወስነው ቀሩ።

በቤተመንግሥቱ ከሁለት አሥርት ዓመታት በላይ ያገለገሉት አቶ ባዬ ታደሰ ተፈሪ ለሥራ ጉዳይ በተላኩበት በዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ለመቅረት የወሰኑበትን ምክንያት ለአሜሪካ ድምፅ አካፍለዋል።

አቶ ባዬ ታደሰ ተፈሪ ዩናይትድ ስቴትስ የመጡት በ72ኛው የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት ጠቅላላ ጉባዔ ለመገኘት ጠ/ሚኒስትር ኃይለማሪያም ደሳለኝ ከመሩት የኢትዮጵያ ሉዑካን ቡድን ጋር ነው፡፡

ለተጨማሪ የተያያዘውን የድምፅ ፋይል ያዳምጡ።