|Vice President of Ethiopia|
10 September 1987 – 26 April 1991
|President||Mengistu Haile Mariam|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Tesfaye Gebre Kidan|
|Member of the Central Committee of COPWE|
|Born||21 April 1941|
Adwa, Italian East Africa
|Died||7 May 2022 (aged 81)|
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
|Political party||Workers' Party of Ethiopia|
|Allegiance|| Ethiopian Empire |
|Years of service||1962–1979|
|Battles/wars||Eritrean War of Independence|
Fisseha Desta (Tigrinya: ፍስሃ ደስታ; 21 April 1941 – 7 May 2022) was an Ethiopian military officer and politician. He was the first vice president of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991 during the Mengistu Haile Mariam administration. He was born in Adwa, Ethiopia. In the 1990s Fisseha was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the military dictatorship. He was then released in 2011 on parole.
References[change | change source]
- "'The Revolution and My Memories'). By Fisseha Desta. Reviewer: Abebe Fentahun Misiker".
- "ኣብ እዋን ደርግ ምኽትል ፕረዚደንት ዝነበሩ ሌ/ኮሎኔል ፍስሃ ደስታ ዓሪፎም". BBC News ትግርኛ (in Tigrinya). Retrieved 2022-05-07.