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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1947. The Near East and Africa
(1947)

Ethiopia,   p. 815 PDF (174.1 KB)


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                          ETHIOPIA
UNITED STATES CONCERN OVER THE ASSASSINATION OF A- LEGA-
  TION EMPLOYEE CONSIDERED "PERSONA NON GRATA" BY THE
  ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT
  [Mr. Johannes Semerjibashian, who was serving as dragoman-
interpreter of the American Legation at Addis Ababa even though the
Ethiopian Government had declared him persona non grata soon after
his employment in July 1946, was assassinated on the evening of
October 9, 1947, while in a Legation car bearing diplomatic license
plates. Certain particulars surrounding his death led the United States
to press the Ethiopian authorities for a thorough investigation. Docu-
mentation on this subject, which continued under active discussion in
1948 and 1949, is in Department of State files Nos. 124.843 and
125.843.]
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