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MSF | #TigrayGenocide | #TigrayGenocidio | #TigrayGenozid | የዘር ማጥፋት በትግራይ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2021

En los ultimos seis meses se han cometido todo tipo de actos de genocidio en Tigray de odio por motivos étnicos y religiosos.

Rehabilitamos un puesto de salud destruido y saqueado en Adiftaw, en la región etíope de Tigray.

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Displaced Tigrayans in Ethiopia Camp | በገዛ እገራቸው ስደተኞች አደረጋችኋቸው? አይ ኦሮሞ! አይ አማራ!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2021

የተፈናቀሉ ትግራዋያን እናቶች + አባቶች + እኅቶች + ወንድሞች በሽሬ ካምፕ ውስጥ።

እንዲህ ያለ አረመኔነት በዘመነ ኮሮና? አይይይ ኦሮማራዎች! አረመኔዎቹ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ፣ ለማ መገርሳ፣ ጃዋር መሀመድ፣ ዳውድ ኢብሳ፣ ሽመልስ አብዲሳ እና መንጋቸው የትግራይን ሕዝብ የጨረሱና እግዚአብሔር ያልፈቀደላቸውን “እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያ” የሚሏትን የህልም ሃገር በመመስረት ሰማዕታት ሆነው የጠቀሟት መስሏቸው የራሳቸውን ዕድል በተዋሕዶ ትግራዋያን ደምና አጥንት እያጨቀዩ ይገኛሉ፡፡ ይህ በግፍ፣ በወንጀልና በከባድ ኃጢኣት የበከተ ስብዕናቸው የሚያስከትልባቸውን የነፍስና የሥጋ ሞት አልተረዱትም። ይህን በጭራሽ አንረሳውም፤ ለሰባት ትውልድ የሚቀመጥ ዕዳ አምርተዋልና።

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#TigrayGenocide | Terrorist Abiy Ahmed Strips 2.3 Million Children of Protection & Humanitarian Assistance

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 3, 2021

#የትግራይጭፍጨፋ | አሸባሪው አቢይ አህመድ አሊ 2.3 ሚሊዮን የትግራይ ሕጻናትን የጥበቃ እና የሰብአዊነት ድጋፍ ነፍጓቸዋል

👉 በአሸባሪዎች የሚመረው የዓለማችን የመጀመሪያው መንግስት/አገዛዝ

በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ጦርነቱን እያካሄዱ ያሉት፣ የትግራይን አባቶች፣ እናቶች፣ አረጋውያን፣ ጎልማሳዎች፣ ሴቶች፣ ወንዶች፣ ካህናት፣ ምዕመናን እና ሕጻናትን ለስድስት ወራት ያህል በጽኑ በመጨፍጨፍ፣ በማሸበር፣ በማስራብና በማስጠማት ላይ ያሉት የአህዛብ የዋቄዮ አላህ ልጆችና መናፍቃን መሆናቸውን እያየነው ነው። 

👉 እያንዳንዱ የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጅና ኦሮማራ ደጋፊ መንጋው ተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይንን በግልጽና በይፋ ከድቷል፤ ስለዚህ አሁን ሌላ ቀይ ሽብር፣ ጭፍጨፋና ግፍ ለመፈጽም ቆርጦ ተነስተዋል። የኢትዮጵያ ዘ-ስጋ ሕዝብ ቢፈልግ ኖሮ ጦርነቱን በአንድ ቀን ወዲያው ማቆም ይችል ነበር፣ እርዳታውም ያለምንም መሰናክል ቶሎ እንዲደረስ ማድረግ በቻለ ነበር። ነገር ግን የኦሮሞም ሆነ የአማራ ሕዝቦች እራሳቸውን የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ሕዝቦች ከሆኑት የዓለማችን ሕዝቦች በመመደብ(አዎ! የእግዚአብሔር የሆኑ ሕዝቦች አሉ፤ የሰይጣንም የሆኑ አሉ!)ላለፉት ስድስት ወራት የሰብዓዊነት ጭላንጭል እንኳን ለአንዴም ለማሳየት ፈቃደኞች አልነበሩም። ይህም ማለት፤ ኦሮሞ + አማራ + ሶማሌ + ጉራጌ + ወላይታ + ደቡብ ሁሉም በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የሞት ፍርድ ፈርደውታል ማለት ነው። ወደዱትም ጠሉት ይህን ሐቅ ያውቁት ዘንድ ግልጽ ነው!

እነዚህን “ሸኔ” ፋሺስቶችና አሸባሪዎች ብቻ እንደ ምሳሌ አድርጎ መውሰዱ በቂ ነው፤ የሁሉም መጠረጊያ ጊዜአቸው ተቃርቧልና ስሞቻቸውን በደንብ እንመዝግባቸው!፦

አብዮት አህመድ አሊ (ሙስሊም መናፍቅ)

ዝናሽ አቴቴ አህመድ አሊ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን (ሙስሊም)

ሳሞራ አሞራ ዩኑስ (ሙስሊም)

ሙስጠፌ መሀመድ ዑመር (ሙስሊም)

ብርሃኑ ጂኒ ጁላ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ዲና ሙፍቲ (ሙስሊም)

መሀመድ ተሰማ (ሙስሊም)

ሀሰን ኢብራሂም (ሙስሊም)

ሬድዋን ሁሴን (ሙሊም)

ሞፈርያት ካሚል (ሙስሊም)

ኬሪያ ኢብራሂም (ሙስሊም ፥ ለስለላ ነበር ወደ መቀሌ ተልካ የነበረችው)

አህመድ ሺዴ (ሙስሊም)

ጃዋር መሀመድ (ሙስሊም)(“የታሰረው” ለስልት ነው)

ፊልሳን አብዱላሂ (ሙስሊም)

ለማ መገርሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ታከለ ኡማ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሽመልስ አብዲሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

በቀለ ገርባ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ህዝቄል ገቢሳ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ዳውድ ኢብሳ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

አምቦ አርጌ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ፀጋዬ አራርሳ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

አደነች አቤቤ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

መአዛ አሸናፊ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ታዬ ደንደአ (ዋቀፌታ-መናፍቅ)

ሌንጮ ባቲ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ዳንኤል ክብረት (ኦሮማራ-አርዮስ)

ኢሬቻ ጂኒ በላይ (ዋቀፌታ-አርዮስ)

ዘመድኩን በቀለ (ኦሮማራ-አርዮስ)

አለማየሁ ገብረ ማርያም (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ብርሀኑ ነጋ (ኦሮጉራጌመናፍቅ)

ገዱ አንዳርጋቸው (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አንዳርጋቸው ፅጌ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አንዱዓለም አንዳርጌ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ታማኝ በየነ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አበበ ገላው (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ወዘተ.

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#TigrayGenocide | Women & Children Gave Harrowing Accounts of Rape & Sexual Violence

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 23, 2021

“ሁሉም የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪዎች የኮቪድ19 ጭምብል አጥልቀዋል፤ በትግራይ ግን ምንም የለም! ሕጻናት ትምህርት ቤት እንኳን መሄድ አልቻሉም በየቦታው እየተደፈሩና ቤተሰብ አልባ እየተደረጉ ነው! እየተራቡና እየተጠሙም ነው!”

መላው ዓለም በትግራይ ሴቶችና ሕፃናት ላይ እየተሰራው ባለው በዓለም ታይቶ ተሰምቶ የማይታወቅ አሰቃቂ ግፍ በመገረም እራሱን እየነቀነቀ ነው፤ “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን” የሚሉት “ወገኖች” ግን ጸጥ ብለዋል፤ ምንም ላለማድረግ ወስነዋል። “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን” የሚሉት ዚጎች ሁሉ ዛሬ ጥቁር ለብሰው ማልቀስ፣ ማንባትና ፊታቸውን ወደ እግዚአብሔር አዙረው ለምሕረት መለመንና መማጸን ነበረባቸው። በባሕር ዳርና ጎንደር የማያውቁትን ሃጢዓተኛ ንጉሥ “ምኒልክ! ምኒልክ!” እያመለኩ በጩኸት በመድከም ፈንታ ፤ ልክ ከስድስት ዓመታት በፊት የሊቢያ ሰማዕታትን ዜና ተክትሎ እንደተደረገው በአዲስ አበባ መሬት አንቀጥቅጥ ሰልፍ ጠርተው፤ “ሰላም እንፈልጋለን! በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የሚካሄደው ኢ-ፍታሃዊ ጦርነት ይቁም! ሴቶችና ሕጻናት አይደፈሩ! ሰአራዊቱና ሚሊሺያዎቹ ከትግራይ ይውጣ!” ብለው ቢጮኹ ይሻላቸው ነበር። ለራሳቸው ሲሉ! ግን፣ ከስንፍናቸው ፣ ከከሃዲነታቸውና፣ ግብዝነታቸው የተነሳ ይህን አያደርጉትም! ጩኸታቸውም ከንቱ ነው የሚሆነው፤ የጣና ሐይቅን እንኳን አይዘልቅም!

እንግዲህ እስከ ጌታችን ስቅለት፤ ልክ እስከ ዛሬ ሳምንት (ባለፈው ዓመት በስቅለት ዕለት በአዲስ አበባ የታዩትን የማርም መቀነቶች እናስታውሳለን?!) ድረስ የመመለሻ ጊዜ ተሰጥቷችኋል። ሰአራዊታችሁን ከትግራይ ካላስወጣችሁ፣ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ እየተሰራ ባለው ወንጀል ተጽጽታችሁና ንሰሐ ገብታችሁ ካልተመለሳችሁ በገሃነም እሳት ለዘላለማዊው እሳት የሚያበቃችሁን ነገር ማድረግ እንደምንገደድ ከወዲሁ በድፍረት እናስጠነቅቃለን።🔥🔥🔥

🔥 The United Nations Says The Conflict in Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray Region is Far From Over

The United Nations says the conflict in Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region is far from over. This is despite a claim by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abey Ahmed that troops from neighbouring country Eritrea had withdrawn from the region. The UN says the vast majority of the region’s six million people have no access to humanitarian assistance. James Elder, the spokesperson for The United Nations Children’s Fund who has just returned from Tigray, where women and children gave harrowing accounts of rape and sexual violence is on the line for more.

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Rape in Western Tigray: ‘A Tigrayan Womb Should Never Give Birth’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 21, 2021

እግዚኦ! እግዚኦ! እግዚኦ! ይቅርታ ጠይቀው ንሰሐ በመግባት ፈንታ ከዚህ ሁሉ ሰይጣን ከሚቀናባቸው አስቃቂ ተግባርና ግፍ እጃቸውን ለማጠብ ነው አማራዎች ከኦሮሞውች ጋር አሁን ድራማ ሰርተው “የተቃውሞ ስልፍ የጀመሩት? በማይካድራ የተጀመረው አሳዛኝ ድራማ ማቆሚያ የለውም! የትግራይን እናቶች እንባ ለመስረቅ? ወይኔ! ወይኔ! ሁሌ እንደ አዲስ ይገርመኛል፤ እንዴ ምንም ባላደረጋቸው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ይህ ሁሉ ግፍ? ምን ዓይነት አውሬነት ነው? ከየት የተገኙ ናቸው?የትኛውስ ጋኔን ቢገባባቸው ነው? ይህ እኮ ከፋሺስቶችና ጂሃዲስቶች የከፋ ተግባር ነው። አቤት እየመጣባቸው ያለው እሳት!🔥 ምናልባት እኮ ዓለም ይህን ተንኮል ስለሚያውቅ ሊሆን ይችላል ይህን ድራማቸውን ከማስተዋወቅ የተቆጠበው። 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

My Note: With there coordinated protest and riot action the Amharas & Oromos want to block humanitarian access to Tigray. This two evil entities won’t stop playing the usual demonic games until they starve millions of Tigrayans to death. They did five times in the past.

☆ ‘አንድ የትግራይ ማህፀን በጭራሽ መውለድ የለበትም ’: አስገድዶ መደፈር በምዕራብ ትግራይ

☆ Acts of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Committed by Amharas in Western Tigray

☆“አራቱ ሰዎች ተራ በተራ ደፍረዋት ከጨረሱ በኋላ ሚሊሻዎቹ ማህፀኗን የሚያቃጥል ትኩስ የብረት ዘንግ ወደ ብልቶ gen ውስጥ አስገቡ።”

☆„The four men took turns raping her. After they were done, the militiamen inserted into her genitals a hot metal rod that burned her uterus.“

Displaced people from Ethiopia’s western Tigray region report cases of rape, looting and extrajudicial killings allegedly perpetrated by Amhara forces.

Akberet* knew she was no longer safe.

The Amhara fighters in charge of her hometown of Humera and other disputed areas of western Tigray had just ordered all Tigrayans in her neighbourhood to leave their homes within 24 hours.

“The militiamen who have been terrorising us for months,” said the 34-year-old mother of three, “told us we are not allowed to live there anymore, because we are Tigrayans. They ordered us to leave empty-handed. They said all the properties we owned belong to Amharas, not to us.”

The Amhara forces entered western Tigray from neighbouring Amhara region in support of Ethiopian federal forces in November last year, when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered an offensive against Tigray’s then-ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Since then, the Amhara, who are Ethiopia’s second-largest ethnic group, have taken control of several areas in the region – land, they claim, that historically has been theirs.

Akberet wasted no time after the ultimatum.

The following morning, on March 8, she fled her home on foot, her six-month-old baby strapped to her back, and her two other sons – aged four and seven – and 14-year-old brother in tow.

Some seven hours later, as they reached a bridge on Tekeze River used by the Amhara forces as an informal border between what they say is now Amhara and Tigray, four Amhara militiamen stopped them. The Amhara men separated Akberet from her children and brother and took her into an abandoned farmer’s house, just a few metres away.

The four men took turns raping her. After they were done, the militiamen inserted into her genitals a hot metal rod that burned her uterus.

“I begged them to stop,” Akberet told Al Jazeera. “I asked them, crying, why they were doing that to me. What wrong have I done to you?

“You did nothing bad to us,” she said they told her. “Our problem is with your womb. Your womb gives birth to Woyane [derogative term used to refer to the TPLF]. A Tigrayan womb should never give birth.”

After the militiamen left, Akberet was left there unconscious. Her brother went to get her, and with the help of other displaced people took her to a town to the east. “The sexual assault made her infertile,” a doctor who treated her there confirmed to Al Jazeera. Her bleeding has now stopped but Akberet, currently recuperating at a relative’s house, cannot walk and has to keep her legs spread. Sleeping at night is hard.

Hundreds of women have reported horrific accounts of rape and gang rape since the start of the conflict in Tigray nearly six months ago. Medics have reported removing nails, rocks and pieces of plastic from inside the bodies of rape victims, while the United Nations said last week women and girls in the mountainous region’s remote areas are being subjected to sexual violence “with a level of cruelty beyond comprehension”.

Healthcare workers in Tigray’s few operational clinics document new cases on a daily basis, despite fearing reprisals and attacks, according to Pramila Patten, the top UN official on sexual violence in conflict. The cases reported have involved Ethiopian soldiers and allied Eritrean troops, as well as Amhara fighters and other members of irregular armed groups or aligned militia.

In the regional capital, Mekelle, doctors at the Ayder Referral Hospital said the number of rape cases on April 1 stood at 272. Within one week, it had jumped to 330.

“Overall, 829 women have reported sexual assault to major hospitals of Tigray. The figure was 518 on April 1,” said Hayelom Kebede, chief executive director of Ayder Referral Hospital.

Doctors fear, however, the true number is much higher, suspecting there are many unreported cases as fighting continues and large parts of Tigray remain inaccessible.

Since December, three other women from the contested areas of western Tigray have reported suffering the same fate as Akberet, doctors said. In northern Tigray, troops from neighbouring Eritrea have also been accused of committing similar acts of gang rape and torture.

“On February 22, our hospital received an emergency call that a 21-year-old girl was gang-raped and found dumped in Edaga Hamus,” said Hayelom, who is currently out of Ethiopia but is in regular contact with his staff. “The report was that Eritrean soldiers had burned her external and internal genital parts using a match and hot metal rod. We could not send an ambulance immediately because of security issues. Later, the communication was lost. Perhaps the girl has died,” he added.

Thousands of people are believed to have been killed in the conflict, while some 4.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance.

According to Tigray’s federal government-appointed interim administration, there are 1.7 million internally displaced people in the region, an estimated 60 percent of whom are from the disputed areas of western Tigray.

But Etenesh Nigusse, spokeswoman of the interim government, told Al Jazeera that displacement is ongoing. “On a daily basis, we are receiving new cases of forceful displacements from the contested areas of western Tigray,” she said.





In late March, the head of the interim government told Reuters news agency that western Tigray “is occupied by the Amhara militias and special forces, and they are forcing the people to leave their homes”. Mulu Nega also accused Amhara of taking advantage of the precarious situation in Tigray to annex the contested territories, saying “those who are committing this crime should be held accountable.”

Sixty-five-year-old Medhin*, a restaurant owner in Humera, was among those forced to flee. She said five Amhara militiamen broke into her house at night on February 27 and threatened to kill her if she did not leave the area.

But the men did not stop there, according to Medhin. They raped her two daughters, aged 24 and 28, in front of her.

“They beat my daughters after the gang rape. They beat them in their genitals,” she told Al Jazeera. “They ordered me to leave the place. They took everything I owned. They threatened me to write for them a money check.”

The account of rape could not be independently verified but other displaced people sheltering at the same place confirmed to Al Jazeera that Medhin’s daughters had difficulties walking.

Last month, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserted that “ethnic cleansing” has taken place in western Tigray, and called for the withdrawal of Eritrean and Amhara forces from the region. According to a UN Commission of Experts, ethnic cleansing refers to a purposeful policy designed to forcefully remove a civilian population from certain geographic areas by violent and terror-inspiring means, including murder, torture, arrests, rape and sexual assaults.

Al Jazeera spoke to 11 people from western Tigray who described different methods used by Amhara militias and Fano – an Amhara armed youth group – in the western Tigray areas they control.

At times, they have involved the Amhara militiamen giving Tigrayans a 24-hour notice to leave. In other instances, Tigrayans were ordered to accept a new identity card marking them as Amhara instead of Tigrayans, or leave. Some also reported being arrested and arbitrarily detained.

“On February 16, they came to our house and told us we should leave the place; that Humera is under the Amhara region and that they don’t need Tigrayans,” said Negisti*, a 40-year-old displaced woman who used to live with her mother in Humera.

“They arrested my mother. She is a 67-year-old who already suffers from kidney disease. Before they began arresting, they were issuing Amhara IDs to some Tigrayans. But later they said they stopped issuing IDs,” said Negisti, who left Humera after her mother was released from her week-long detention.

Tsgay*, an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian priest, was arrested twice before he decided to flee Humera on March 24 after learning about the extrajudicial killing of four people he knew, including a neighbour whose slaughtered body he said he had seen.

“They looted everything these dead men owned,” the father of three told Al Jazeera. “I started to fear for my life. At night, they always come and fire guns. They don’t have a ruler. They kill, rape, loot and do whatever they like. I preferred to flee than live in terror.”

Al Jazeera reached out to Amhara regional state President Agegnehu Teshager and his predecessor Temesgen Tiruneh, now director-general of Ethiopia’s National Intelligence Security Service, for comment about the allegations against the Amhara militia in western Tigray. Neither responded.

Eritrea has denied the allegations of rape and other crimes levelled against its soldiers as “outrageous” and “a vicious attack on the culture and history of our people”.

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Top Ethiopia Health Official Alleges ‘Sexual Slavery’ in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 15, 2021

Health officials say Ethiopian troops and their allies have been forcing women into sexual slavery in the Tigray region. That is after the conflict began there last year when Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed ordered an offensive. Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced. Now, a woman’s story of surviving gang rape offers an insight into the sexual violence against women in Tigray and the Ethiopian military’s involvement. A warning – some viewers may find the information in this story distressing.

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‘Kept in Sexual Slavery’: Tigrayan Women Report Horrific Violence by Oromara Troops of Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 15, 2021

በጾታዊ ባርነት ተይዘዋል’ የትግራይ ሴቶች በኢትዮጵያ የኦሮማራ ወታደሮች የተፈጸመውን ዘግናኝ ግፍ ሪፖርት አደረጉ 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

🔥 አጥፉ ፣ ደምሥ ፣ አስገድደህ ድፈር ፣ ዝረፍ፣ ያዝ! ይህ ነው የአረመኔው ግራኝ አብይ አህመድ በትግራይ ላይ የሚያደርገው ጦርነት!

🔥 Destroy, Exterminate, Rape, Steal, Annex! That’s evil Abiy Ahmed’s war on Tigray!

🔥 It’s Rape Jihad against Tigray (RapeMadan)– የዋቄዮአላህ ሰአራዊት የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጂሃድ በትግራይ። በጣዖታዊው ረመዳን ደግሞ ገና ብዙ ግፍ እናያለን። ትግራዋያን እና ኤርትራውያን ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪን እና ግራኝ አህመድን ባፋጣኝ መድፋት ግዴታቸው ነው። በጦርነት “ማጥቃት” የሚባል ነገር አለ፤ ስለዚህ ሕዝባችሁን የምትወዱ ከሆነ በትግራይ ብቻ ጦርነቱን መከላከል ብቻ በቂ አይደለምና ወደ አስመራና አዲስ አበባ ዛሬውኑ ዝመቱ፤ አሥር ሰው ብቻ በቂ ነው። ችሎታውና ብቃቱ እንዳላችሁ እናውቃለን!

The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded.

It was the beginning of an 11-day ordeal in February, during which she says she was repeatedly raped by 23 soldiers who forced nails, a rock and other items into her vagina, and threatened her with a knife.

Doctors showed Reuters the bloodstained stone and two 3-inch nails they said they had removed from her body.

The woman, 27, is among hundreds who have reported that they were subjected to horrific sexual violence by Ethiopian and allied Eritrean soldiers after fighting broke out in November in the mountainous northern region of Ethiopia, doctors said.

Some women were held captive for extended periods, days or weeks at a time, said Dr. Fasika Amdeselassie, the top public health official for the government-appointed interim administration in Tigray.

Women are being kept in sexual slavery,” Fasika told Reuters. “The perpetrators have to be investigated.”

Reports of rape have been circulating for months. But Fasika’s assertion, based on women’s accounts, marks the first time an Ethiopian official – in this case, a top regional health officer – has made a sexual slavery accusation in connection with the conflict in Tigray.

In addition, eight other doctors at five public hospitals told Reuters that most of the rape victims described their attackers as either Ethiopian government soldiers or Eritrean troops. It was more common for women to report sexual violence by Eritrean soldiers, the doctors said.

The Eritreans have been helping Ethiopia’s central government fight the region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), in the conflict plaguing the Horn of Africa nation.

Taken together, the descriptions paint the most detailed picture to date of the sexual violence against women in Tigray and the military’s alleged involvement in it.

Most people interviewed for this article declined to be identified. They said they feared reprisals, including possible violence, by soldiers who guard the hospitals and towns.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged in a speech to parliament on March 23 that “atrocities were being committed by raping women” and promised that the perpetrators would be punished. He did not identify the alleged perpetrators.

He said then for the first time that Eritrean soldiers had entered the conflict in Tigray in support of the Ethiopian government after the TPLF attacked military bases across the region in the early hours of Nov. 4. Ethiopia’s government had previously denied this, and the Eritrean government still does not acknowledge their troops’ presence. The TPLF was the dominant power in the central government when Eritrea fought a bloody border war with Ethiopia a generation ago.

Neither the Ethiopian nor the Eritrean governments responded to Reuters’ questions about specific cases raised by women and their doctors, or about the accusation of sexual slavery. No charges have been announced by civilian or military prosecutors against any soldiers. However, officials in both countries emphasized that their governments have zero tolerance for sexual violence – a point Abiy’s spokeswoman, Billene Seyoum, said the prime minister reiterated recently in discussions with military leaders.

The alleged sexual violence has drawn international attention.

Billene said the United Nations, the African Union and Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights commission have been authorized to carry out joint investigations into alleged abuses by all sides in the conflict. That includes the “criminal clique,” she said, referring to the TPLF.

An Ethiopian military spokesman and the head of a government task force on the Tigray crisis did not respond to phone calls and text messages seeking comment. Reuters could not reach military leaders in either country.

Asked about the reports that Eritrean troops have committed rapes in Tigray and are keeping women in sexual slavery, the country’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, accused TPLF activists of “coaching ‘sympathizers’ to create false testimonies.”

All the fabricated stories – which are alien to our culture and laws – are peddled to cover up the crimes of the TPLF which started the war,” he told Reuters in a written response.

Reuters was unable to reach a TPLF spokesman.

RECORDS OF ABUSE

Fasika, the health official, said at least 829 cases of sexual assault have been reported at the five hospitals since the conflict in Tigray began.

Those cases were likely “the tip of the iceberg,” Fasika said. Rape is under-reported in Ethiopia because it carries a huge stigma. Also, most of the region’s health facilities are no longer functioning, and travel between towns remains dangerous, he said.

Most of the women who have come forward are either pregnant or sustained severe physical injury from the rapes, Fasika said.

Reuters interviewed 11 women who said they had been raped by soldiers from Eritrea, Ethiopia or both. Four said they were kidnapped, taken to military camps and gang raped, in some cases alongside other women. The women did not know the camp names but said they were located near Mekelle and the towns of Idaga Hamus, Wukro and Sheraro.

Five other women said they were held in fields or deserted houses for up to six days. And two said they were raped in their own homes.

Reuters could not independently verify their accounts. However, all told similar stories of being beaten and brutalized. Healthcare providers confirmed that the 11 women’s injuries were consistent with the events they described, and they showed Reuters medical records for three of the women detailing their conditions.

The health care providers also shared details of nine other cases of sexual assault, including the ordeals of two 14-year-old girls.

Although Ethiopia’s government declared victory over the TPLF in November, fighting continues in some areas, and medical workers say new rapes are reported at the region’s health facilities every day.

This is being done to dishonour the women, to break their pride,” said a doctor at Ayder Referral Hospital, in Mekelle, citing the brutality of the attacks and humiliation of victims. “This is not for sexual gratification. The rapes are to punish Tigray.”

TELL MY STORY’

The 27-year-old mother said uniformed soldiers from Eritrea pulled her off a minibus on the road from Mekelle to the city of Adigrat on Feb. 6. They tied her up and marched her through fields to a bush camp, she said. After 11 days of rapes and beatings, she said, the soldiers forced nails, cotton, plastic bags and a rock into her vagina and left her alone in the bush.

Villagers found her unconscious and brought her to a nearby hospital.

She said she was still bleeding from severe internal injuries and could not control her urine, walk without a crutch or sit up for long periods. One leg was broken, she said.

She also described a different kind of pain: While in the hospital, she has no way to speak to her 4-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter because the Eritrean soldiers took her cellphone. She had left the children with her mother to search for food and never returned. At the time, the family had less than a week’s worth of bread.

I don’t know anything, if they are dead or alive,” she said. “The enemy destroyed my life.”

A 32-year-old mother in Mekelle told Reuters that soldiers removed her from a minibus on the same road at the end of February. They were dressed in Ethiopian uniforms, she said, but spoke with an Eritrean accent and had traditional facial scarification typical of the neighbouring country. She said they shot her 12-year-old son dead in front of her, then brought her to a camp where she was held with other female captives and repeatedly raped for 10 days.

Tell my story,” she said. “This is happening to women out there right now. I want this to end with me.”

A 28-year-old house cleaner said soldiers grabbed her from a street in Mekelle on the afternoon of Feb. 10 and took her to a field outside a military base where she was raped by more than 10 men wearing Ethiopian or Eritrean uniforms.

Wiping away tears, she said that during her two-week ordeal, soldiers doused her with alcohol and mocked her as they assaulted her. She escaped when her captors were distracted by gunfire, she said.

SHOT FOR RESISTING

The government has set up a task force separate from the human rights commission to investigate the reports of sexual violence. Its head, Mebrihit Assefa, said the body includes representatives from the regional health bureau, the attorney general’s office and federal police.

The task force plans to set up five centres where rape survivors can file reports with law enforcement and receive medical and psychosocial support.

Our prosecutors (and) police officers are there to investigate all crimes committed, including sexual violence,” said Awol Sultan, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office.

He did not respond to questions about the women alleging they were raped during captivity, or whether prosecutors were in touch with either the Eritrean or Ethiopian militaries. The results of the criminal investigations will be released publicly at an unspecified date, he said.

Abera Nigus, the head of Tigray’s justice bureau, said the legal process was likely to be complicated because most courts are not functioning in Tigray, and many rape victims cannot identify their assailants.

Knowing their rapists are still at large also has discouraged women from seeking help, doctors said.

Many of the women who sought treatment at hospitals had vaginal and anal tears, sexually transmitted diseases and injuries that rendered them incontinent, said the Ayder hospital doctor, an obstetrician gynecologist. The doctor shared notes from 11 cases the hospital had treated involving women raped by soldiers.

One woman had been gang raped on three separate occasions, according to the hospital notes.

Another was five months pregnant when she was raped, the notes indicate. Two 14-year-old girls were sexually assaulted in front of their families. One girl had a hand and foot amputated.

She had been shot for resisting her assailant.

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Finland FM | The Situation in Tigray is Out of Control | የትግራይ ሁኔታ ከቁጥጥር ውጭ ሆኗል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 13, 2021

በአውሮፓ ህብረት ስም ትግራይን ጎብኝተው የተመለሱት የፊንላንዱ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር ፔካ ሃቪስቶ፤

የትግራይ ሁኔታ ከቁጥጥር ውጭ ሆኗል”

“ሲቪል ተጎጂዎች አሁንም ወደ ሆስፒታል እየገቡ መሆናቸው በጣም ግልፅ ነበር ፣ በአሁኑ ወቅት ሙሉ በሙሉ ተጨናንቀዋል። ሌሎች የጤና ተቋማት ተዘርፈዋል ወይም ወድመዋል።” 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

“It was very clear that civilian victims are still coming into the hospital, it’s totally overcrowded at the moment. Other health facilities have been looted or destroyed.”

Just back from a visit to #Tigray, @Haavisto tells @beckyCNN “human rights violations are ongoing.”

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The World Bank Should not Fund Ethiopia’s Self-destruction & It’s War in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 12, 2021

👉 የዓለም ባንክ የኢትዮጵያን የራስጥፋት እና ለትግራይ ጦርነት የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ማድረግ የለበትም

👉 የመረጃ መቋረጥ ቢኖርም የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋዎች መረጃዎች ወደ ብርሃን እየወጡ ነው፡፡የቤልጅየም የዩኒቨርሲቲ ቡድን ከ ፻፶/ 150 በላይ የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋዎችን አስመዝግቧል።😢😢😢

The Financial Times

This month, Ethiopia, a low-income country facing economic difficulties, is making its case for a financial bailout at the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

It is also conducting a war of starvation in the northern Tigray region. Week by week soldiers are destroying everything essential to sustain life — food and farms, clinics and hospitals, water supplies.

How should the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development treat a government engaged in widespread and systematic destruction and impoverishment, not to mention killing and rape? Bank staff don’t like to make political judgments, but in this case the directors — representing the shareholders including the US and UK — cannot shirk their obligation to acknowledge the political realities in Ethiopia.

Despite an information blackout, evidence of mass atrocities is coming to light. A Belgian university group has documented more than 150 massacres. Health workers are treating hundreds of victims of rape. The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières says that 70 per cent of health facilities have been ransacked and vandalised. The US State Department reports that militia from the Amhara region have ethnically cleansed the western part of Tigray. The huge army of neighbouring Eritrea has rampaged through the region — invited in by Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

On April 6, the World Peace Foundation published evidence that a tripartite coalition of the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies plus Amhara militia is using starvation as a weapon of war. Before the outbreak of conflict in November, Tigray was largely free from hunger. Today, three-quarters of its 5.7m people need emergency aid. Just over 1m are receiving support — but it is routinely stolen by soldiers after it is distributed. We can expect death rates from hunger already to be rising.

The scorched earth campaign is undoing decades of development. Fruit orchards have been cut down and industries employing tens of thousands have been looted. Hotels that once hosted tourists visiting Tigray’s historic obelisks and cave churches have been stripped bare. Fertile lands in the western lowlands have been annexed by the Amhara region and Tigrayans expelled.

This looks like a concerted plan to reduce Tigray to poverty and leave its people dependent on food handouts. Regardless of who started the war and why, these actions go far beyond legitimate war aims. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has promised to investigate allegations of war crimes.

Alongside the human rights violations, donors will assess the reconstruction needs and compile an inventory of stolen or vandalised assets. On the list will be schools, clinics, water supply systems and university research departments, among other things — many of them paid for by multilateral agencies and governments. Who will foot the bill for rebuilding? At a time of straitened aid budgets, taxpayers in donor countries will balk at paying a second time around. Shouldn’t reconstruction be the responsibility of those who inflicted the damage?

This debate takes the World Bank into the troubled water of political conditionality on economic assistance. Ethiopia will raise objections, arguing that the conflict is a domestic affair and donors have no business interfering. It will also say that there are millions of people elsewhere in the country who need donor-financed assistance, such as through the flagship productive safety net programme, which helps poor farmers. An implicit threat lurking is the potential shockwave across Africa and beyond should a country of 110m people lurch into nationwide crisis.

But the war in Tigray isn’t a regrettable bump on the road to reform. A long war will devour Ethiopia’s resources, harden its authoritarian turn and deter investment.

It is not too late to turn the country back from its track towards famine, protracted conflict and impoverishment. It starts with a ceasefire, so that aid can reach the hungry and farmers can plant. The agricultural calendar means this can’t wait. Next is peace negotiations including the agenda of restitution and reconstruction. Rebuilding will be an expense for the cash-strapped government of Ethiopia, but essential to restore its reputation as a credible partner for investors and donors.

The directors of the World Bank and IMF cannot shy away from these hard issues when they consider Ethiopian requests for additional funds over the coming weeks. They should not fund Ethiopia’s self-destruction, but instead use their leverage to insist on an end to war and starvation.

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France24 | #TigrayGenocide | #TigrayGenocidio | #TigrayGenozid | የዘር ማጥፋት በትግራይ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 11, 2021

ይህ በታሪካችን ታይቶም ተሰምቶም የማይታወቅና ከመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት በፊት የጀመረው የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ የትግራይን ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ለማጥፋት የታቀደ/የተፈለገ ነው። በሚያሳዝን መልክ ዛሬ የትንቢት መፈጸሚያዎች በሆኑት በኦሮሞዎች + በአማራዎች + በፕሮቴስታንቶች + በሙስሊሞች፣ ምናልባትም በኢ-አማንያን የህወሃት ሃይላት በደንብ ተቀናጅቶና ለቁጥጥር እንደሚያመቻቸው ተደርጎ የሚካሄድ ዲያብሎሳዊ ዘመቻ ነው። ወዮላቸው!

እንደነዚህ የሰይጣን 😈 ጭፍሮች ከሆነ በትግራይ የሚገኘው፣ በጽዮን ማርያም እቅፍ የምትጠበቀዋ ጥንታዊቷና የመጀመሪያዋ ክርስትና መጥፋት አለበት። ስለዚህ በሕዝቡ ላይ ጦርነት መከፈት አለበት፣ ሕዝቡ ለረሃብና በሽታዎች መጋለጥ አለበት። የሁሉንም የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ነው እያጠቁት ያሉት፤ የዋልድማ ገዳም አባቶቻችንንም በዚህ መልክ እየተተናኮሏቸው፣ እያንገላቷቸው፣ እያሳደዷቸውና እየገደሏቸው ያሉት በማይታየው ዓለም የሚካሄደውን ስውር መንፈሳዊ ውጊያ ስላልቻሉት ነው። ኤዶማውያኑ እና እስማኤላውያኑ ለዘረጉት ዲያብሎሳዊ ተልዕኳቸው እንቅፋት የሆነባቸው ኃይል የት እንደሚገኝ በቴክኖሎጂዎቻቸው አማካኝነት አስሰውታል። አዎ! በትግራይ እንደሚገኝ ደርሰውበታል። እንደነሱ ከሆነ ጥንታዊው “አሮጌ” ዓለም ሙሉ በሙሉ እስካልተወገደ ድረስ አዲሱ ሉሲፈራዊ የዓለም ሥርዓት ለመመሥረት አይቻልም።

አባቶቻችን፣ እናቶቻችን፣ ወንድሞቻችና እኅቶቻችና ልጆቻቸው ሁሉ እየተሰቃዩ ነው፤ የእነርሱ ስቃይና መከራ ግን በጣም ለአጭር ጊዜ ነው፤ በእነርሱ ላይ ግፍ እየሠሩ ያሉት የሰይጣን ጭፍሮች ግን ዘላለማዊ ሰቃይና መከራ ይጠብቃቸዋል።

✞✞✞[፩ኛ የጴጥሮስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፭፰፡፲፩]✞✞✞

“በመጠን ኑሩ ንቁም፥ ባላጋራችሁ ዲያብሎስ የሚውጠውን ፈልጎ እንደሚያገሣ አንበሳ ይዞራልና፤ በዓለም ያሉት ወንድሞቻችሁ ያን መከራ በሙሉ እንዲቀበሉ እያወቃችሁ በእምነት ጸንታችሁ ተቃወሙት።

በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ወደ ዘላለም ክብሩ የጠራችሁ የጸጋ ሁሉ አምላክ ለጥቂት ጊዜ መከራን ከተቀበላችሁ በኋላ ራሱ ፍጹማን ያደርጋችኋል ያጸናችሁምል ያበረታችሁማል።

ለእርሱ ክብርና ኃይል እስከዘላለም ድረስ ይሁን፤ አሜን።

✞✞✞[ኦሪት ዘዳግም ምዕራፍ ፫፥፳፪]✞✞✞

“አምላካችሁ እግዚአብሔር እርሱ ስለ እናንተ ይዋጋልና አትፍራቸውም ብዬ አዘዝሁት።”

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