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    Ethiopia's military coordinating committee said on Saturday (27 April) it supported the peaceful implementation of changes to solve the country's problems, and the arrests of former Cabinet ministers.

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    Ethiopia's military coordinating committee said on Saturday (27 April) it supported the peaceful implementation of changes to solve the country's problems, and the arrests of former Cabinet ministers.

    The committee, composed of representatives of the Armed Forces and Police, gave its views at a press conference at the headquarters of the Ethiopian Army's Fourth Division in the capital, Addis Ababa.

    Colonel Yalem Zewd Tessema, the Coordinating Committee Chairman, told newsmen that any action by the Armed Forces or the Police was intended as a safeguard against unnecessary bloodshed and disunity among the Ethiopian people.

    Colonel Tessema said the arrests of Cabinet Ministers and other officials was in keeping with the wishes of the Ethiopian people. He said freeing 19 cabinet ministers and officials currently being detained at the Fourth Division headquarters, would be detrimental to the peace and security of the country.

    Colonel Tessema said the detained ministers and officials had been arrested on orders from Emperor Haile Selassie and were being treated like all other prisoners awaiting trial. He said the ministers and officials would face trial on charges of corruption.

    Colonel Tessema said they would be tried by a tribunal to be drawn from the Armed Forces and police as well as civilian judges.

    Colonel Tessema condemosd strikes and the use of violence and called for all strikers to go back to work. He said the Armed Forces and the police were in full support of the new Cabinet, and workers should not use the implementation of vide reforms to press their own claims by striking.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF36H4U0M5DLWYS04R8M1K36OZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF36H4U0M5DLWYS04R8M1K36OZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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