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The Level of Evil in Today’s Ethiopia is Overwhelming | በዛሬይቱ ኢትዮጵያ ያለው የክፋት ደረጃ ከአቅም በላይ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 7, 2022

❖❖❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፭፥፲፱]❖❖❖

“ከእግዚአብሔር እንደ ሆንን ዓለምም በሞላው በክፉው እንደ ተያዘ እናውቃለን።”

❖❖❖[1 John 5:19]❖❖❖

“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

👉 አንድ ሰው ይህን ልኮልኛል / Someone just sent me this፡-

💭 በብሄራቸው ምክኒያት ማስራብ ፣ በሃሰት መረጃ የሚደርሰውን ግፍ መሸፋፈን እና ከተጠያቂነት መሸሽ በኢትዮጵያ ተቀባይነት ያላቸው ደንቦች እና እሴቶች ሆነዋል። ከዚህ መቼም እንደምንድን እርግጠኛ አይደለሁም።

💭 Starving people based on their ethnicity, covering up atrocities by disinformation and evading accountability have become acceptable norms and values in Ethiopia. I’m not sure we will ever recover from this.

💭 Ethnic Cleansing Documented in Western Tigray – Amnesty and HRW accused Amhara forces and officials of denying humanitarian aid to civilians in western Tigray

Ethiopian paramilitaries have carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes using threats, killings and sexual violence, according to a joint report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

The rights groups accuse officials and paramilitaries from the neighbouring Amhara region of war crimes and crimes against humanity in western Tigray, in northern Ethiopia.

“Since November 2020, Amhara officials and security forces have engaged in a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing to force Tigrayans in western Tigray from their homes,” said Kenneth Roth, director of HRW.

According to the report, militias from Amhara joined the Ethiopian armed forces and its allies to seize western Tigray in the first few weeks of the war, using indiscriminate shelling and execution to force people to leave.

The report said these forces also put up signs in towns demanding that people leave and made threats to kill civilians who wanted to stay.

Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s secretary general, said the level of abuse of civilians had not been taken seriously enough internationally. “The response of Ethiopia’s international and regional partners has failed to reflect the gravity of the crimes that continue to unfold in western Tigray,” she said.

“Concerned governments must help bring an end to the ethnic-cleansing campaign, ensure that Tigrayans are able to safely and voluntarily return home, and make a concerted effort to obtain justice for these heinous crimes.”

Amnesty and HRW also accused Amhara forces and officials of denying humanitarian aid to civilians in western Tigray, an issue the UN has raised concerns about in recent months.

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Ethiopia: Laetitia Bader About The Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing Against Tigrayans

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 6, 2022

💭 የፋሺስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ሙቀቱ ወደርሱና ኦሮሚያ ሲዖሉ ጠጋ ባለ ቁጥርና አማራውም እያጉረመረመ ራቅ ማለት ሲጀምር ትኩረቱን ወደ ስሜኑ እየወሰደ ጅሉን ሰሜናዊ በአጀንዳው ያጠምደዋል። አማራውን እንደገና አስተኝቶ ከጎኑ ያሰልፋል። ሰሜኑ እርስበርሱ ሲደቋቋስ ኦሮሞው አውሬ ትንሽ የመፈናፈኛ ጊዜ ያገኛል፤ በዚህም ላለፉት አምስት መቶ ዓመታት ሲፈጽም የነበረውን የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ ኦሮሞ ባልሆኑ ጎሳዎችና ነገዶች ላይ በኦሮሞ ሰአራዊቱ፣ በልዩ ሃይሉ (ኦላ/ሸኔ በተሰኘውና በእባብ ገንዳዎች) አማካኝነት በስውርና በጥድፊያ ይቀጥላል።

ሉሲፈራውያኑ ሞግዚቶቹ ለግራኝ እንደተለመደው፤ “ዕርቅ አድርጊያለሁ፤ ሃያ “የእርዳታ” መኪናዎችን ወደ ትግራይ ልኪያለሁ” ብሎ እንዲናገር ካዘዙት የመኪናዎቹን መንቀሳቀስ የሚያሳይ ቪዲዮ እንዲሠራጭ ካደረገ በኋላ አሜሪካ፤ “ማዕቀቡን አዘገየዋለሁ” አለችን፤ ከዚያም ግራኝን ወደ አስመራ እንዲጓዝና ለቀጣዩ ጭፍጨፋ ከኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ ጋር እንዲነጋገር አዘዘችው። እንግዲህ ጊዜ ለመግዛት መሆኑ ነው፤ የትግራይን ሕዝብ በረሃብ የመጨረሺያ ጊዜ። ግን አይሳካላቸውም፤ ከሕወሓት ብዙም አንጠብቅም፤ ለኮሙኒስት ገነታቸው ሲሉ ዛሬም የጽዮናውያንን የሕዝብ ቍጥር ቅነሳ የሚፈልጉት ሆኖ ነው የሚሰማኝ፤ ምናልባት በዶ/ር ደብረጽዮን በኩል ይሆናል ግራኝ ወደ አስመራ ያመራው። ልክ ብርሃኑ ጂኒ ጁላና የትግራይ ጄነራል በአፋር እንደተገናኙት። ብዙ የታገሰው እግዚአብሔር አምላካችን ግን “በቃ!” እያለ ነው፤ በሁሉም ላይ እሳቱን እንደሚያወርድባቸው እርግጠኛ ነኝ። አረመኔዎች!

💭 Abuses “amount to crimes against humanity as well as war crimes,” according to a report from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report.

The crimes were perpetrated by security officials and civilian authorities from the neighboring Amhara region, sometimes “with the acquiescence and possible participation of Ethiopian federal forces,” the rights groups say in the report released Wednesday.

The abuses are “part of a widespread and systematic attack against the Tigrayan civilian population that amount to crimes against humanity as well as war crimes,” the report says.

Two human rights groups have accused armed forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Tigrayans. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accused Amhara officials and regional special forces and militias fighting in western Tigray of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. They also accuse Ethiopia’s military of complicity in those acts. For more on the report we are now joined via Zoom by Laetitia Bader, Expert and Senior Researcher in the Africa division at Human Rights Watch.

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Human Rights Groups Accuse Ethiopian Military of War Crimes in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 6, 2022

💭 Rights Groups Charge ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

💭 የመብት ተሟጋቾች በምዕራብ ትግራይ የዘር ማፅዳትክስን አቀረቡ

😈 አሁንስ ገባን ለምን የጎንደር ኦሮማራዎችቁፋሮተጣድፈው እንደጀመሩ?

እነ ግራኝ በእነ ዶ/ር አምባቸው ላይ መፈንቅለ መንግስት አድርገው “በትግራይ ላይ ጦርነት አንሻም!” ያሉትን እነ ጄነራሎች አሳምነውንና ሰዓረን ከገደሏቸው ሰዓት አንስቶ የአማራ ክልል የኦሮሞ ቅኝ ግዛት ነው። ፋኖየተባለው ፋሺስት ቡድን በአማርኛ ተናጋሪ ቄሮዎች የተሞላ ነው፣ ልዩ ሃይሉም የኦሮሚያ ነው።

የወደቁት አፈናቃዮቻቸው፣ ገዳዮቻቸውና አቃጣዮቻቸው ወደ ገሃነም እሳት ጠልቀው ይግቡና በመተከል ወንድሞቻችንን ያቃጠሉት አውሬዎች + በአክሱምማሕበረ ዴጎ + በማይካድራና ምዕራብ ትግራይ አሰቃቂ ጭፍጨፋዎችን የፈጸሙት የኦነግ/ብልጽግና ኦሮሞዎች መሆናቸውን በቂ መረጃዎች አሉን!100%! አማራው ግን ጅልነት የተሞላበትን ትግራይተኮር እልከኛነቱን ትቶ ይህን እባባዊ በሆነ መልክ ለመቶ ዓመታት በጥናት የተሠራበትን የኦሮሞዎችን በመኻሉ ሰርጎ ገብነት እንኳን በትጋት መመርመር/ማጣራት አልተቻለውም፤ ደንዝዟል፤ ሞቷል!

💭 Abuses “amount to crimes against humanity as well as war crimes,” according to a report from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report.

The crimes were perpetrated by security officials and civilian authorities from the neighboring Amhara region, sometimes “with the acquiescence and possible participation of Ethiopian federal forces,” the rights groups say in the report released Wednesday.

The abuses are “part of a widespread and systematic attack against the Tigrayan civilian population that amount to crimes against humanity as well as war crimes,” the report says.

Ethiopian federal authorities strongly refute allegations they have deliberately targeted Tigrayans for violent attacks. They said at the outbreak of the war in Nov. 2020 that their objective was to disarm the rebellious leaders of Tigray.

Ethiopian officials in Addis Ababa, the federal capital, and in Amhara didn’t respond to requests for comment on the allegations in the rights groups’ report.

The report, the result of a months-long investigation including more than 400 interviews, charges that hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans have been forced to leave their homes in a violent campaign of unlawful killings, sexual assaults, mass arbitrary detentions, livestock pillaging, and the denial of humanitarian assistance.

Widespread atrocities have been reported in the Tigray war, with Ethiopian government troops and their allies, including troops from neighboring Eritrea, facing most of the charges.

Fighters loyal to the party of Tigray’s leaders — the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or TPLF — also have been accused of committing abuses as the war spread into neighboring regions. Fighters affiliated with the TPLF deliberately killed dozens of people, gang-raped dozens of women and pillaged property for a period of several weeks last year in Amhara region, Amnesty said in a report released in February.

The new report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International focuses on attacks targeting Tigrayans in western Tigray and describes them as “ethnic cleansing,” a term that refers to forcing a population from a region through expulsions and other violence, often including killings and rapes.

Publicly displayed signs in several towns across western Tigray urged Tigrayans to leave, and local officials in meetings discussed plans to remove Tigrayans, according to the report. Pamphlets appeared to give Tigrayans urgent ultimatums to leave or be killed, the report says.

“They kept saying every night, ‘We will kill you . Go out of the area,’” said one woman from the town of Baeker, speaking of threats she faced from an Amhara militia group, according to the report.

Western Tigray has long been contested territory. Amhara authorities say the area was under their control until the 1990s when the TPLF-led federal government redrew internal boundaries that put the territory within Tigray’s borders. Amhara officials moved swiftly to take over the region when the war broke out.

The outbreak of the war “brought these longstanding and unaddressed grievances to the fore: Amhara regional forces, along with Ethiopian federal forces, seized these territories and displaced Tigrayan civilians in a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign,” the report says.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserted in March 2021 that ethnic cleansing had taken place in western Tigray, marking the first time a top official in the international community openly described the situation as such. That allegation was dismissed by Ethiopian authorities as “a completely unfounded and spurious verdict against the Ethiopian government.”

The new report corroborates reporting by The Associated Press on atrocities in the war, which affects 6 million people in Tigray alone.

In June Ethiopia’s government cut off almost all access to food aid, medical supplies, cash and fuel in Tigray. The war has spilled into Amhara and Afar regions, with Tigrayan leaders saying they are fighting to ease the blockade and to protect themselves from further attacks.

Facing growing international pressure, Ethiopian authorities on March 24 announced a humanitarian truce for Tigray, saying the action was necessary to allow unimpeded relief supplies into the area. Trucks bearing food supplies have since arrived in the region.

The AP last year confirmed the first starvation deaths under the blockade along with the government’s ban on humanitarian workers bringing medicines into Tigray.

Estimated tens of thousands of people have been killed in the war. But there is little hope for peace talks as Ethiopian authorities have outlawed the TPLF, effectively making its leaders fugitives on the run.

Among their recommendations, the rights groups call for a “neutral protection force” in western Tigray, possibly with the deployment of an African Union-backed peacekeeping mission, “with a robust civilian protection mandate.”

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