United States concern over the assassination of a Legation 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. Documentation on this subject, which continued under active discussion in 1948 and 1949, is in Department of State files Nos. 124.843 and 125.843.]