An Ethiopian court convicted Mengistu Haile Mariam of genocide Tuesday, but the former dictator may never actually face punishment because he remains in exile in Zimbabwe.Like, Oh Yeah...
It was a marathon case, beginning 12 years ago, and, along with Mengistu, more than 70 other high-ranking suspects were found guilty of genocide. The trial, held in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, was one of the rare instances of an African country trying its own former leader.
Mengistu, 69, ruled Ethiopia from 1977 to 1991, which included some of the darkest days of the country's history, when government soldiers rounded up tens of thousands of students and intellectuals and brutally killed them in a campaign called the "Red Terror." Human Rights Watch labeled it "one of the most systematic uses of mass murder by a state ever witnessed in Africa."
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Do People REALLY think that this sort of left wing extremism is going to Scare Great Leader??? Or worry the Greatest Military Leader, EVER!!!!
Great Leader will say "feeh!" to such liberalism and will still demand more and more powers to torture, maim and Kill anyone, anywhere, as the Word Of God Demands that he must go forth with the Slaying And Slewing Of the Divine Will!!!!
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