Ethiopian Airlines flight was hijacked by the co-pilot


Two Italian fighter jets were scrambled to accompany the plane. Passengers on the plane were unaware it had been hijacked but finally this wasn’t funny because they were checked by the police as they held their hands on their necks.
After landing in Geneva, the co-pilot exited the cockpit using a rope. He was arrested by the police forces. He can be charged to carry a prison of up to 20 years. The International Airport in Geneva was closed for two hours after the hijacked plane landed. This situation caused the cancellation of some flights and hundreds of passengers sought to change their tickets.
Many others hijackings were previously made by Ethiopians due to the same motivation. Human Rights Watch appreciation is that in Ethiopia the human rights are deteriorated. Especially the basic rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly are severely restricted by Ethiopian authorities.


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