Mengistu Haile Mariam was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. He oversaw the Ethiopian Red Terror of 1977-1978, a repression campaign against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party and other anti-Derg factions. Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 at the conclusion of a long rebellion against his government, and remains there despite an…

Mengistu Haile Mariam was the most prominent officer of the Derg, the military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. He oversaw the Ethiopian Red Terror of 1977-1978, a repression campaign against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party and other anti-Derg factions. Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 at the conclusion of a long rebellion against his government, and remains there despite an…

Mengistu Haile Mariam | Tyrants and Dictators of History. Ethiopia

Mengistu Haile Mariam | Tyrants and Dictators of History. Ethiopia

Ethiopia's former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam was tried in an Ethiopian court, for his role in mass killings. Mengistu's charge sheet and evidence list was 8,000 pages long. The evidence against him included signed execution orders, videos of torture sessions and personal testimonies. In 2006 Mengistu was found guilty of genocide and other offences. It is estimated that 150,000 university students, intellectuals and politicians were killed during Mengistu's rule

Ethiopia's former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam was tried in an Ethiopian court, for his role in mass killings. Mengistu's charge sheet and evidence list was 8,000 pages long. The evidence against him included signed execution orders, videos of torture sessions and personal testimonies. In 2006 Mengistu was found guilty of genocide and other offences. It is estimated that 150,000 university students, intellectuals and politicians were killed during Mengistu's rule

Mengistu Haile Mariam and Nelson Mandela

Mengistu Haile Mariam and Nelson Mandela

History: Red Terror: Red Terror was a terrible event filled with murders that occurred between 1977 and 1978 in Ethiopia. A group of people known as Mengistu Haile Mariam’s military junta or Derg went into Ethiopia and killed a wide variety of people. The murderers threw bottles with red liquid in them to symbolize the blood of their enemies. It was a cruel thing to do and Mengistu Haile was sentenced to death. In the picture above, you can see a member of the Derg holding a red bottle.

History: Red Terror: Red Terror was a terrible event filled with murders that occurred between 1977 and 1978 in Ethiopia. A group of people known as Mengistu Haile Mariam’s military junta or Derg went into Ethiopia and killed a wide variety of people. The murderers threw bottles with red liquid in them to symbolize the blood of their enemies. It was a cruel thing to do and Mengistu Haile was sentenced to death. In the picture above, you can see a member of the Derg holding a red bottle.

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