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A Horrible Sight’: CNN Investigation Reveals Evidence of Torture, Detention & Execution in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 10, 2021

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👉 ይህ እጅግ በጣም አሰቃቄና አሳዛኝ ዜና የፋሺስቱ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ የአዲስ ዓመት ስጦታ “ለኢትዮጵያውያን” መሆኑ ነው! ጊዜውን ጠብቆ ልክ በ 9/11 የሃያኛው ዓመት መታሰቢያ። አይ አማራ! አይ ኦሮሞ! የስጋ ማንነታችሁና ምንነታችሁ እንዲሁም ጥላቻችሁ ለሰባ ትውልድ የሚተርፍ እዳ ውስጥ እያስገባችሁ መሆኑን እንዳታዩትና እንዳትረዱት አድርጓችኋል። እናት ኢትዮጵያን ምን ያህል ብትጠሏት ነው ሰንደቋን እያውለበለባችሁ በወገናችሁ ላይ ይህን ዓይነት ግፍ ያለማቋረጥ የምትሠሩት?! እህ ህ ህ! እግዚአብሔር ሁሉንም ነገር በቪዲዮ ቀርጾ መዝግቦታል።

#HumeraMassacre #የሑመራእልቂት

💭 አሰቃቂ እይታ ከሁመራ፤ የሲ.ኤን.ኤን ምርመራ የግርፋት ፣ የእስራት እና የግድያ ማስረጃዎችን ያሳያል።

A CNN investigation has uncovered evidence of the torture, mass detention and execution of residents in the the town of Humera in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports.

💭 Selected Comments from CNN Channel:

This is horrible. I can’t wrap my brain around the amount of violence human beings are willing to inflict on each other.

The people who did this are nothing at all but rabid, cruel and most reprehensible monsters on the planet. They deserve the same fate and THEN some.

People are capable of such horrific evil …. I don’t understand why, 😓, I hope there will be some justice. These people need help. International pressure must be placed on the Ethiopian govt. I have so much respect for those people in the Tigray region trying to help bury the dead and act as witnesses to the atrocities happening to their people. Such anguish and misery for these poor people.

I am ashamed by the callously apathetic attitude of the comments below. These are our fellow human beings! Maybe we cannot save all of them but the absolute minimum owed them, as people, is to speak respectfully of them and their experiences until independent investigation finds evidence that torture and murder is NOT at work. You always assume the victim is telling the truth until evidence to the contrary is found.

This is surely the tip of the iceberg! The world is just watching it with bare eyes…

I worked in Atlanta at a Whole Foods about 15 years ago, and we had a huge population of east africans there. Ethiopians, Somalis and Yemenis. There was a huge amount of tension between one of our Ethiopian workers and the two Tigrayans, and one of the Tigrayan women told me about all sorts of hideous things she witnessed at the hands of the Ethiopian military. The oppression has been there for years, but it seems like it’s escalating

The meek shall inherit the earth. May God rest their souls.

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CNN on HUMERA MASSACRE | Men Are Marched Out of Prison Camps. Then Corpses Float Down The River

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 5, 2021

The ghostly outlines of limbs emerge through the mist along the Setit River in eastern Sudan. As the river’s path narrows, the drifting bodies become wedged on the silty clay bank and their forms appear more clearly; men, women, teenagers and even children. 

The marks of torture are easily visible on some, their arms held tightly behind their backs.

On a trip to Wad El Hilou, a Sudanese town near the border with Ethiopia, a CNN team counted three bodies in one day. Witnesses and local authorities in Sudan confirmed that in the days after the team’s departure, 11 more bodies arrived downstream.

Evidence indicates the dead are Tigrayans. Witnesses on the ground say the bodies tell a dark story of mass detentions and mass executions across the border in Humera, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

CNN has spoken with dozens of witnesses collecting the bodies in Sudan, as well as international and local forensic experts and people trapped and hiding in Humera, to reveal what appears to be a new phase of ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia’s war.

Humera is one of many towns involved in the conflict that has ravaged the 112 million-strong east African country since the Ethiopian government launched an offensive in the country’s northern Tigray region in November 2020. Despite Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s initial declaration of victory in late November, the region is still wracked by fighting and CNN has previously reported on the many atrocities including torture, extrajudicial killings, and the use of rape as a weapon of war.

At the end of June this year, the balance of power shifted suddenly as Tigrayan forces recaptured the regional capital, Mekelle, and the Ethiopian government began withdrawing troops from the region. The fighting continued, however. In mid-July, Tigrayan forces announced a new offensive to recapture areas taken by the Ethiopian government.

This new offensive, witnesses told CNN, was what prompted the government forces and militia groups holding the northern town of Humera, close to the border with Eritrea and Sudan, to launch a new phase of mass incarcerations of resident Tigrayans.

CNN’s investigations indicate that the ethnic profiling, detention and killing of Tigrayans bears the hallmarks of genocide as defined by international law.

‘We’re told to look out for the bodies’

In recent weeks, a community of Tigrayans living in the Sudanese town of Wad El Hilou, 65 kilometers (40 miles) downstream from Humera, has assumed the role of excavators and grave diggers for the bodies drifting down the river known in Sudan as the Setit and in Ethiopia as the Tekeze. 

It is arduous and distressing work. The stench from the bodies fills the air as they first extract each corpse from the riverbed and then dig new graves for them, before performing the burial rites.

Tigrayan community leader Gebretensae Gebrekristos, also known as Gerri, helps coordinate and document the recovery of the bodies in Sudan.

Tigrayan community leader Gebretensae Gebrekristos, also known as Gerri, helps coordinate and document the recovery of the bodies in Sudan.

Gebretensae Gebrekristos, known as “Gerri,” is one of the community’s leaders; he helps coordinate the grim task with a solemn determination. In total the community estimates at least 60 bodies have been found so far. He explained how the group is certain the bodies are Tigrayans from Humera. 

“We get calls from people in Humera that witnesses — often escaped detainees — saw people marched down to the river in one of the facilities and heard gunshots, or that a number of people were taken by soldiers from the detention facilities and never returned.  We’re told to look out for their bodies coming down the river.”

The bodies first appeared in Sudan in July when the river was at its highest volume due to the rainy season. Sudanese water engineers told CNN the speed of its flow then would enable the bodies to drift from Humera to Wad El Hilou in approximately two to three hours. Wad El Hilou is a natural pinch-point in the river’s path — and so, when the bodies arrived, they floated towards the banks.

According to Gerri, his community usually finds the exact number of bodies it has been told to expect.

Sixteen-year-old Natay and 17-year-old Gebrey, whose names have been changed for their safety, are among the Tigrayans who said they fled prison camps in Humera. Now in Wad El Hilou, they confirmed to CNN that they heard reports of men, with their hands tied, being marched in single file towards the Humera riverfront, to the area between St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s Church. The boys both say they heard shots ring out and the men did not return.

Natay said he remembered feeling paralyzed: “I was so fearful, thinking that they would kill me and throw me [in] too.”

Sudanese authorities in Wad El Hilou have filed police and coroner reports for each body found in their territory, documenting evidence of the extensive torture and “execution-style” bullet entry wounds found on many of the bodies, the authorities told CNN. Both local Sudanese authorities and forensic experts say all the bodies retrieved so far were likely dead before they hit the water.

In a statement issued via US public relations firm Mercury, the Ethiopian government said it was investigating the allegations. “In light of several inconsistencies in the allegations, we are working with the relevant authorities to gather evidence and will prosecute any individuals found to have committed crimes to the fullest extent of the law,” a spokesperson said.

“The government is keen to reiterate our desire to ensure a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Tigray and is actively working to secure a ceasefire.”

‘Everyone was sick’

For so many of the Tigrayans in Sudan, these bodies could have been people they knew. Many have fled from Humera and still have families there.

Temesgen, 24, and Yonas, 25, say they escaped together from a warehouse in Humera, called Enda Yitbarek, which they describe as being used as a makeshift mass detention camp for thousands of Tigrayans. CNN has changed their names for their safety. They were both imprisoned for just over two weeks.

“I was playing around my house, then they collected me and took me because I am Tigrayan,” Temesgen recalled. “We didn’t do anything, they just collected me and detained me.”

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Inside the warehouse, people were crammed together on the floor without rooms or partitions to create privacy, he said.

“They weren’t providing us food and we didn’t even have access to the toilet,” Yonas said. “Some people were toileting inside the warehouse.”

For Temesgen the real horror was the lack of medical assistance. “Everyone was sick with flu and not getting medical help. They weren’t sending us to hospital,” he said.

Former detainees described to CNN prisoners of all ages squeezed tightly together — from mothers with young children to teenagers to men in their 70s.

Temesgen and Yonas say they escaped while on a rare toilet break permitted by the guards, and made the journey to Sudan. They both talked of multiple prison camps dotted around the city of Humera.

CNN spoke to dozens of other escapees from these camps and, based on their accounts, estimates there are up to nine locations where it is thought thousands of Tigrayans are being detained.

Ethnic profiling

Tigrayans still inside Humera told CNN that they live in constant fear of being detained or killed. They spoke of brazen ethnic profiling whereby residents of Tigrayan ethnicity are targeted and those of other ethnicities are safe, particularly those of the Amhara ethnicity;  militia from Amhara have fought alongside Ethiopian government forces in Tigray.

People of mixed ethnicity face an uncertain fate; residents told CNN that an Amhara ID card can suffice but to be seen socializing with Tigrayans will put someone at risk nonetheless. 

Alem, whose name has also been changed for security reasons, is half-Tigrayan but has a non-Tigrayan ID card and has been helping Tigrayans hide in his home in Humera while the arrests continue. Relatives abroad have urged him to flee, but he insists it’s his duty to stay and help those who are targeted.

Rahel, not her real name, is also Tigrayan but has a non-Tigrayan ID card and says she has been visiting friends and relatives in the prison camps despite the questions posed by guards. She is horrified by the conditions for those detained.

“They can’t move, they are not getting enough sanitation, no food, no water and no medicine. If they feel sick and die, no one cares. They are hungry and thirsty. How could they feel good thinking it’s their turn the next day, knowing their friends were killed yesterday? The guards don’t care about life,” she said.

People in Humera who spoke to CNN repeatedly mentioned the disappearances of members of the Tigrayan community. Those still free assumed they were detained in the camps, but those who escaped from the prisons told CNN that people were frequently summoned by guards and would never return. Others spoke of rare sightings of bodies being dumped into the river.

Across the water in Sudan, Yonas recalled the disappearances from the Enda Yitbarek warehouse.

“They weren’t torturing us but they were taking prisoners often at night and they never came back,” Yonas said. “We don’t know whether they killed them or not, but after they took them they never came back, and their families reported their disappearances.”

Residents of Humera with whom CNN spoke firmly believe the bodies arriving in Wad El Hilou are from their town. Several are in regular touch with those who escaped across the border to Sudan and when the bodies began arriving, news spread fast.

One man has been identified locally as Misganawu, a well-known barber in Humera. ”He had two nicknames, Totit and Gundi,” Alem recalled. “I knew Totit very well when he was working in Humera in that hairdressing shop. He was born and raised in Humera.”

Signs of torture

 Ongoing independent investigations by international and local forensic experts found no evidence that the victims had drowned. The experts, who asked not to be identified due to security concerns, told CNN that the bodies had all been exposed to some form of chemical agent after death, leading to a process which had effectively preserved them before entering the water.

The fact all the bodies were in a similar state indicated they had been stored in a similar environment, possibly a storage facility or a mass grave, before being dumped into the river, the experts said.

This state of preservation makes it easier to identify the marks on the bodies and what could have caused them, the experts said.

Some of those found had their arms bound tightly behind their backs, in keeping with a torture technique called “tabay.”  Several had their hands tied with small gauge yellow electrical wire and bone breakages and dislocations further indicate additional pressure was placed on their bodies before death. 

The experts say they are in a race against time to preserve evidence, in case it is needed for potential war crimes prosecutions in the future. They also confirmed the signs of torture apparent to the group in Sudan who’ve been collecting the corpses.

While investigators in Sudan continue to examine the bodies, Tigrayans and those helping them in Humera face a daily struggle to remain free from arrest and abuse.

And Tigrayans like Gerri, on the other side of the border, mourn and dig shallow graves for the bodies that drift downstream.

Speaking by the first riverside grave he dug, marked with a makeshift wooden cross, Gerri said it pained him to be unable to give them a proper burial.

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Ethiopia’s Tigrayans Rounded Up, Mutilated & Dismembered In Civil War Ethnic Purge

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 5, 2021

Sources said that after a series of victories by Tigrayan Defence Forces, the occupying forces in Humera started to purge ethnic Tigrayans.

Courtesy: The Tlegraph

By Lucy Kassa

Forces occupying a major city in Ethiopia are throwing thousands of men, women and children into makeshift “concentration camps”, cutting off limbs and dumping mutilated bodies into mass graves as part of an orchestrated ethnic purge, a dozen separate witnesses told The Telegraph.

Ethnic Amhara forces have been going “door-to-door” to round up anyone who is ethnic Tigrayan in the latest harrowing evidence of population cleansing in Ethiopia’s blood-drenched civil war.

“Feven Berhe was an innocent resident who owned a small shop. They took her to Tekeze river and shot her,” said one resident, who knew the 40-year-old victim well.

“Before they killed her, they removed her eyes and cut off her legs. They did not let anyone pick her body up and bury her.”

Humera is a city of about 50,000 near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea and Sudan. Because of its strategic location, it was one of the first places to be attacked when Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s dictator launched a devastating pincer attack to crush Tigray’s regional government in November.

For the last year, ethnic Amhara forces, who hail from a neighbouring region and are allied to the Nobel laureate, have controlled the city, along with swathes of western Tigray.

Sources said that after a stunning series of victories by the Tigrayan Defence Forces in late June, the occupying forces in Humera started to purge ethnic Tigrayans in the city.

The Telegraph understands that on 15 July, Amhara forces held a public meeting in the main municipality hall in Humera to decide the fate of Tigrayans in the areas they controlled.

“They said this; ‘We should exterminate all Tigrayan residents in the city. We must cleanse them all,” said one man who claims he attended the public meeting.

Multiple residents said that a massive campaign of arrests started soon after the meeting.

“They have been going from house to house arresting everyone. No Tigrayan is left except those who fled to Sudan or found a hiding place in the city. They have a list of Tigrayan residents from the administrative offices,” said another man.

“If it is written in your identity card that you are Tigrayan, there is no mercy,” said another.

Children displaced by fighting in northern Ethiopia play among sacks of clothes at the Addis Fana School where they are temporarily sheltered,

At the beginning of August, 43 bloated and bloodied bodies were found floating down the Tekeze River, which separates the region from Sudan.

The Telegraph understands that these were some of the original victims of the purge. Residents say that when the floating bodies attracted huge international attention, Amhara forces started dumping bodies elsewhere.

Elderly people, children and pregnant women have all been taken to several detention centres and three different warehouses across the city, which have been turned into makeshift “concentration camps”, survivors said.

The Telegraph could not confirm these accounts because of major reporting restrictions in Tigray.

However, imagery analysis by Vigil Monitor (previously DX Open Network), an atrocity early warning and detection research organisation based in the UK, shows that ethnic Amhara forces and allied Ethiopian troops have been stationed at ‘numerous’ centres for the past few months.

One man the Telegraph spoke to called Gizau claimed that he had escaped one of the centres by convincing militiamen he was not fully ethnic Tigrayan.

“We were 250 detainees. The Amhara forces take detainees every night and bring new ones. The ones they take never come back,” he said.

Gizau and ten other witnesses said that people were being killed and dumped in pits around the three warehouses and in craters outside the city.

Satellite imagery partially corroborates the sources. It shows a pit roughly the size of a swimming pool outside one of the warehouses, which has been gradually filled up since mid-July.

There is a similar pattern of suspicious pits being filled up slowly over the same time period at the other locations.

“There are very suspicious holes in the ground next to the camps, in an area where no other hole gets filled with earth,” say analysts at Vigil Monitor.

The state president for Ethiopia’s Amhara region Agegnuh Teshager and the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office were both approached for comment on The Telegraph’s findings bit neither responded.

*Names have been changed in this article to protect identities.

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How Far Will Ethiopia’s PM Go to Fight Rebels in Tigray | Al Jazeera

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2021

Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister is raising the stakes in the battle for Tigray. Abiy Ahmed is urging ‘all capable citizens’ to join the army and stop the region’s rebels ‘once and for all’. His government launched an offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) last November. So how far will Abiy go to win the battle?

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Ethiopian Civil War Has Turned into a State-Sponsored Bloodbath | The Apathy & Cruelty of A. Ahmed

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2021

💭 Dead bodies float in Ethiopian river

👉 Courtesy: WION

👏 Thank you, dear Palki Sharma! I followed all your reports on Tigray for nine months — you will be richly rewarded for your passionate reports about Tigrayan women — you’re more Ethiopian than many Ethiopian women. Namaste!

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US warns Ethiopia of ‘Dehumanizing Rhetoric’ on Tigray – Samantha Power to NPR

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 6, 2021

After Ethiopia Trip, USAID Administrator Samantha Power Shares View Of Conflict.

Abiy Ahmed’s Brutal Campaign Against the People of Tigray Pushes Ethiopia to the brink.

Samantha Power Has Long Championed Humanitarian Intervention. Ethiopia’s Crisis Is Putting Her to The Test.

On the day Samantha Power landed in Ethiopia this week, its civil war — now escalating and spreading beyond the northern region of Tigray — entered its 10th month.

Amid allegations that Ethiopian troops and their allies have committed war crimes and ethnic cleansing and have driven parts of Tigray into famine, the United States has already withheld security assistance and effectively banned travel for top officials.

But Power, who is in charge of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, holds the biggest American lever of influence over Addis Ababa: more than $1 billion in annual aid ranging from health and education support to food and emergency humanitarian response, which makes the United States the largest aid donor to Ethiopia.

It’s a moment seemingly made for Power, the former U.N. ambassador under President Barack Obama who came to prominence in 2002 with her book “A Problem From Hell,” which excoriated American inaction during mass killings in Rwanda and the Balkans in the 1990s, Europe during World War II and the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

“Samantha Power is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity — challenging and rallying the international community to stand up for the dignity and humanity of all people,” President Biden said in a statement when he appointed her.

Her work inspired a generation of humanitarian activists and helped popularize the notion that Washington bore a unique responsibility to protect the world’s most vulnerable populations, including with military force if necessary.

Power’s one-day trip Wednesday to Ethiopia, which didn’t include a meeting with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, was a test of whether she can restore faith in America’s role in preventing mass atrocities beyond its borders. So far, the U.S. measures curtailing security assistance and sanctioning officials have had little effect beyond turning Ethiopian sentiment against Washington.

“The United States has been working in Ethiopia for 60 years. USAID has spent a billion dollars in the last year in this country, including several hundred million dollars in development assistance. We’re delivering tomorrow 1.4 million vaccines,” Power said in a phone interview from the airport in Addis Ababa as she wrapped up her visit.

“There is so much we want to do together, but this is an own-goal,” she added, referring to the government’s increasingly antagonistic attitude to humanitarian aid groups, journalists and allies in the West.

Unable to control Tigray, Ethiopia isolates region already beset by famine and war

Ethiopia’s government accuses those allies of failing to back its military offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a group the government has designated as terrorists but whom the West dealt with over three decades when the TPLF controlled the country before Abiy’s rise.

Top Ethiopian officials have also accused some international aid groups of not just siding with the TPLF but also helping smuggle arms to it, and they have alleged that Western governments and media have overplayed atrocities linked to Ethiopian government forces while overlooking those allegedly committed by the TPLF.

Addis Ababa has responded defensively to allegations that it has committed crimes against civilians and hindered aid. The government puts nearly all the blame on the TPLF.

Inside the Biden administration, the option of using military force to stop the bloodshed in Tigray is seen as a non-starter. But withdrawing substantial amounts of aid is also seen as a poor option, because it is unlikely to change the Ethiopian government’s war strategy and instead deepen what is already one of the world’s most dire humanitarian crises.

Pressed on how and when punitive measures on aid might come into play, Power said she was still in wait-and-see mode. As for what she achieved at her meetings in Addis Ababa, she said she only got more commitments.

“It’s not the kind of track record that would give one confidence yet that those commitments are imminently to be met,” she said. Her requests were in line with the State Department’s recent public statements: that humanitarian aid be unhindered in delivery and that government-aligned troops from neighboring Eritrea as well as militias from the country’s Amhara region withdraw beyond Tigray’s prewar borders.

The State Department has also called on Tigrayan forces to withdraw from the Amhara and Afar regions, where they have recently gone on the offensive, displacing around a quarter of a million civilians.

“If we do not see progress in these domains, I think the administration made clear that we will not be left with much of a choice,” she said. The European Union has already withdrawn most of its financial support for aid programs in Ethiopia.

The outlook in Ethiopia is decidedly grim. The government initially pushed the TPLF out of Tigray’s main towns, but the TPLF retook most of the region last month in an offensive that analysts say resulted in a large portion of the Ethiopian army being killed or captured.

The TPLF has since moved into neighboring regions with the stated objective of obliterating what’s left of the government and its allies’ military capacity. On Thursday, Reuters reported that the TPLF had taken control of Lalibela, a sizable town within the Amhara region and home to Ethiopia’s famed 12th-century rock-hewed churches.

The Ethiopian government has in turn sought to recruit widely from regional militias, drawing in fighters from parts of the country previously uninvolved in the conflict.

Asked at a news conference in Addis Ababa about Abiy’s recent use of words like “weeds,” “cancer” and “disease” to refer to the TPLF, Power cautioned that “there are many, many people out there who hear rhetoric, hateful rhetoric or dehumanizing rhetoric and take measures into their own hands.”

Power’s past advocacy for humanitarian intervention, including with U.S. military force, has fallen out of favor in recent years as public confidence in Washington’s ability to reshape distant lands wanes. U.S. forces will conclude a 20-year occupation in Afghanistan in September, and the military will formally end combat operations in Iraq by the end of the year, Biden said last week. The two missions have cost thousands of lives, trillions of dollars and fallen far short of U.S. ambitions to bring about stability, democracy or prosperity. The protracted chaos and bloodshed in Libya following the ouster of Moammar Gaddafi in a NATO-led military operation in 2011 also dampened the appeal of humanitarian interventions.

Defenders of the administration say its lack of bold action in confronting the Ethiopian crisis does not indicate a lack of concern.

“There is a false narrative that the Biden administration does not care about mass atrocities, fueled by its decision to risk mass violence in Afghanistan,” said Richard Gowan, a U.N. analyst at the International Crisis Group. “But if you look at Washington’s approach to Ethiopia in particular, you see that the new administration does still have strong humanitarian instincts.”

Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and the U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, “have all thrown themselves into efforts to halt the Tigrayan war, which hardly seemed to register with the outgoing Trump team,” Gowan said.

Thomas-Greenfield took to Twitter on Wednesday to denounce the Ethiopian government’s decision this week to revoke the operating licenses of Doctors Without Borders and the Norwegian Refugee Council, two humanitarian organizations known for their work in war zones.

“This suspension is unacceptable. I know the work of MSF and NRC well, and they are internationally respected,” she wrote, using the French abbreviation for Doctors Without Borders. “Ethiopia must reconsider this decision.”

At least a dozen aid workers have been killed since November, when Abiy sent troops to Tigray to fight the TPLF after the group allegedly staged an attack on a military base.

The United Nations says the war has left 400,000 people facing famine, while UNICEF estimated last week that more than 100,000 children in Tigray could suffer from life-threatening acute malnutrition in the next 12 months — 10 times the annual average.

Meanwhile, “supplies are just running out,” Power said.

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አህዛብ ኦሮሞ አማራውን ጨፈጨፉት ፥ አማራው ከአህዛብ ኦሮሞ ጋር ሆኖ ተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይን ጨፈጨፋቸው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 5, 2021

#HumeraMassacre #የሑመራእልቂት

✞ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖችን ‘አጽድተዋቸው’✞

☆በቦታቸው አህዛብን በመተካት ላይ ናቸው!

❖❖❖በአሰቃቂ ሁኔታ በጭካኔ ለተሰውት ለወንድሞቼ እና ለእኅቶቼነፍሳቸውን በአብርሐም በይስሐቅ በያዕቆብ እቅፍ ያኑርልን ፥ አረመኔዎቹን ኦሮማራ ገዳዮቻቸውንእግዚአብሔር ይበቀላቸው!❖❖❖

🔥 አይይይ! የአህዛብ ኦሮማራ ልሳን VOA! “ዘግበን ነበር!” ለማለት ነው ነካነካው?! የተባበሩት መንግስታት ሠራተኞችና እርዳታ ሰጭዎች እንዳይገቡ በተደገረጉበት በዚህ ወቅትወደ ሑመራ እንድትገቡስ ማን ፈቀደላችሁ? አይይይ!

😈 አይይይ! ኦሮሞ! አይይይ! አማራ (ኦሮማራ)፤ እናንት አረመኔ የሰይጣን ጭፍሮች፤ እንግዲህ ጽዋዎቹ አንድ በአንድ እየሞሉ ነው፤ የየሰባቱ ጽዋዎች ቅጣት ይገጥማችኋል፤ ወደ ዘላለማዊው የሲዖል እሳት ትጣላላችህ!

አብዛኛዎቹ በአገር ቤትም በውጭም ያሉት ልሂቃን ፺፱/99% የሉሲፈራውያኑ ወኪሎች መሆናቸውን በተግባራቸው አይተነዋል። እኔ እስከ ዛሬው ዕለት ድረስ በትንሹም ቢሆን ተስፋ አድርጌ የምጠብቀው ታዋቄነት ካላቸው የቤተ ክህነት አባቶች፣ ካህናት፣ ዲያቆናት፣ ሰባኪያን መምህራን ነበር። በይፋ ወጥተው፤ “ተዉ! ጦርነት አቁሙ! ወንድም ወንድሙን አይኮንን! አያስርብ! አይግደል!” ሺህ ጊዜ ማለት ነበረባቸው። “ተከልክለው ነው! ታግተው ነው! ፈርተው ነው” የሚለው ነገር አይሰራም። በጉዳዩ ላይ ወጥቶ ለመናገር ትልቅ ድፍረት የሚጠይቅ አይደለም። በዚህ ወቅት ወጥተው ተገቢ የሆነውን ነገር መናገርና ማሳወቅ ክርስቲያናዊ ግዴታቸው መሆን ነበረበት።

😈 ግራኝ እና ሽመልስ ያዘጋጇቸው ኦሮሞዎች ከእስማኤላውያን እና ኤዶማውያን ጋር አብረው አማራውን ጨፈጨፉ፥ አማራው ከግራኝ ኦሮሞዎች ፣ እስማኤላውያኑ እና ኤዶማውያኑ ጋር አብሮ ተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይን እየጨፈጨፏቸው ነው። ኦሮማራዎች የአቤል ደም ይጮኻል፤ ወዮላችሁ!

ይህ ሁሉ ጨካኝና ጽንፈኛ ተግባር ከኦሮሚያ ሲዖልና ከጎንደር አካባቢ በመጡ ኦሮሞዎችና አማራዎች መፈጸሙን ታሪክ እያስተማረን ነው፤ እነ ጄነራል አሳምነው እና ዶ/ር አምባቸውን ገድለው በባሕር ዳር ሥልጣኑ የያዙት ኦሮሞዎች ናቸው፤ እነ አገኘው ኦሮሞዎች ናቸው ጭፍሮቻቸው ሁሉ ኦሮሞዎች ናቸው፤ አሁን “በቂ ነው የሚሉትን ጭፍጨፋ ካካሄዱ በኋላ” ሹልክ ብለው በመውጣትና አማርኛ ተናጋሪ የአሩሲ እና ወለጋ አረመኔዎችን በየቦታው በመሸጎጥ የታሪክ እዳውን ሁሉ ለአማራዎች እና ኤርትራውያን ለማሸከም ተግተው በመስራት ላይ ናቸው። አህዛብን ለማንገስና መላዋ ኢትዮጵያን ለዋቄዮ-አላህ-ዲያብሎስ ለማውረስ። “የክርስቲያኖች አምላክ እግዚአብሔር አያይም! አያውቅም” የሚል እምነት ስላላቸው።

በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ለተፈጸመው ከፍተኛ ግፍ የመጀመሪያዎቹ ተጠያቂዎች ኦሮሞዎች (ዋቀፌታ + እስላም + ፕሮቴስታንት) ናቸው፤ ከዚያ ቀጥለው ነው አማራዎች፣ አፋሮች፣ ሶማሌዎች፣ ጉራጌዎች፣ ደቡባውያን፣ ኤሚራት አረቦች እና ቤን አሚር ኤርትራውያን ሁሉም ተጠያቂዎች ሆነው አንድ በአንድ ለፍርድ የሚቀርቡት። የእግዚአብሔር የሆነ መንፈሳዊ ወገን ሁሉ ይህን እውነት በግልጽ የሚያየው ነው።

ግራኝ፤ በሰማይ ላይ የተበተነ ዱቄት አድርገናቸዋል!” ያለን የሕወሓትን ፖለቲከኞች ሳይሆን (እነርሱማ ያው በሕይወት አሉ)መነኮሳቱን፣ ካህናቱን፣ ቀሳውስቱንና ምዕመናኑን ማለቱ ነበር። እያንዳንዱ እየተሰዋ ያለው ወገን ሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑ ነው፤ አዎ! ትናንትናም ዛሬም ለኢትዮጵያ እየተሰዋላት ያለው የትግራይ ተዋሕዶ ሕዝብ ነው።

አሁን በይበልጥ ሊያሳስበን የሚገባን የትግራይ አባቶቼና እናቶቼ ዘጠኝ ወራቱን ምን እየበሉ፣ ምን እየጠጡ አሳለፏቸው? ለምንድንስ ነው ሁሉም ስለ ጽዮን ልጆች ሁኔታ ጸጥ ጭጭ ያለው? ለምንድን ነው የሕወሓት ፖለቲከኞች ብቻ ቃለ መጠይቅ እና መግለጫ ሲሰጡ የሚሰሙትና የሚታዩት? ሌሎቹ TDF ወገኖች ለምን አይታዩም? ለምንድን ነው ኦሮሞ/ኦሮማራ ምርኮኞች እንዲናገሩና እንዲታዩ የተደረጉት ግን ካህናት፣ ቀሳውስት እና ምዕመናን፣ የጭፍጨፋ ሰለባ የሆኑት ሁሉ ድምጻቸው የማይሰማው? ስለተሠሩት ግፎችስ ለምንድን ነው የሰነዶች ምዝገባ እና የመረጃ ማጠናከሪያ ሊሆኑ የሚችሉት ስራዎች በይፋ ሲወጡ የማይሰማው? ይህ ብቻ እኮ የኢሳያስን እና የግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን አገዛዞች ጥይት ሳይተኮስ በጥቂት ቀናት ውስጥ ሊጥላቸው ይችላል። ምን እየተሠራ ነ? አደራ አደራ! የግራኝን ወንጀል ለድርድር በማቅረብ ጭፍጨፋዎቹን እና የተሰውትን አባቶች፣ እናቶች፣ ወንድሞች፣ እኅቶች፣ ቀሳውስት፣ ካህናት ማንነት ለመደበቅ እንዳይሞከር፤ እያንዳንዷ በትግራይ የጠፋች ወገናችን ነፍስ ስም ዝር ዝር መውጣት ይኖርባታል። ይህ እጅግ በጣም አንገብጋቢ ጉዳይ ነውና በጥሞና እንከታተለዋለን፤ ከዚህ በኋላ የኦሮሞዎች አገልጋይ ለመሆን የብሔር ብሔረሰብ ርዕዮተ ዓለምን ካርታ የመጫወቻው ጊዜ አክትሟል፤ የኦሮሞው ምኒልክ አራተኛው ትውልድ አገዛዝ ዘመን አብቅቶለታል።

💭 ለመሆኑ ስንቶቻችን ነን ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያኖች ብቻ እየተሰው እና እያለቁ እንደሆነ እያየን እና እየታዘብን ያለነው?

ኢትዮጵያ ሀገሬ (አክሱማዊቷ ኢትዮጵያ) ሞኝ ነሽ ተላላ የሞተልሽ ቀርቶ የገደለሽ በላ!

✞✞✞ በአረመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ የሚመራው የኦሮሞ እና አማራ ሰአራዊት ከእነ መንጋው በእሳት የሚጠረጉበት ቀን እሩቅ አይደለም። 🔥 በዚህ ፻/100% እርግጠኛ ነኝ። አዎ! የትግራይን ሕዝብ ከምድረ ገጽ ለማጥፋት ዓለማችን አይታው የማታውቀውን እጅግ በጣም አሰቃቂ ግፍና ወንጀል እየፈጸሙ ያሉ የኤዶማውያንና እስማኤላውያን ወኪሎች ሁሉ በመለኮታዊ ሰይፍ ይጨፍጨፉ! ነበልባላዊ በሚሆን በሥላሴ ቃልና ሥልጣን ይንደዱ! ይቃጠሉ! በሲኦል የጨለማ አዘቅት ውስጥ ይዝቀጡ ወይም ይስጠሙ! ኃዘን ከላያቸው አይራቅ ትካዜም ከልባቸው አይጥፋ! እንደ ቃየልና ይሁዳ በዱርና በበርሃ ተበታትነው ሲቅበዘበዙ ይኑሩ! አሜን! አሜን! አሜን!✞✞✞

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TDF Attack on a Retreating Ethiopian Army Convoy from Tigray (possibly June 28, 2021)

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2021

የትግራይ ሠራዊት ከትግራይ ወደ ኋላ በማፈግፈግ በሚገኘው የኢትዮጵያ ጦር ሰራዊት ላይ ጥቃት ሲፈጸም (ምናልባት ሰኔ 28 ቀን 2021)

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Amhara Troops Attacking Tigray Civilians in Humera & Alematta | አይ ኦሮማራ!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2021

😠😠😠 😢😢😢

Tigrayans in Humera and Alematta plead for help to escape ethnic violence

Tigrayan residents of the towns of Humera and Alematta say they are being singled out, attacked and driven from their homes by Amhara Special Forces.

The city of Humera, close to the tri-point of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan, has been at the forefront of the Tigray war since it began in November last year.

Attacks from Ethiopian troops and Amhara special forces from the South and by the Eritrean army from the North drove the Tigrayan forces from the city. But many Tigrayans remained. Now, as the Tigray Defence Forces are reportedly advancing from their strongholds in central Tigray westwards and southwards, the Tigrayans living in Humera are again under severe threat.

Tigrayans in Alematta say they are also being attacked.

This information has come from several sources.

Many Tigrayans in Humera and surrounding area say they are trapped and threatened.

Amhara Special Forces have been going door to door, warning Tigrayans to get out of what they call “their land”. Tigrayans say they have been given just 24 hours to leave their homes. Some people have been beaten and the community is traumatised.

“We told the Amhara that we don’t have a safe route to leave: the border with Sudan is closed and we are prevented from moving to Amhara or Tigray. They replied by telling us to go to Eritrea, but we said we can’t and won’t go to Eritrea.”

An appeal for help

The community says the situation is really urgent. They say they are being starved, abused, traumatized and have no hope.

Residents of Humera are appealing for the Red Cross, and other International Humanitarian Organisations, to come to their aid. They fear that unless a route out of the town is found along which Tigrayans can escape from Humera they will be abused or killed by the Amhara.

Alematta

Similar reports are coming from the town of Alematta and surrounding areas.

Many Tigrayans are taken from their home by Amahra force at gunpoint, without warning. There is a report that 9 young Tigrayan men were killed in public on Friday – accused of being supporters of the Tigrayan “junta”.

Tigrayans in the town are terrified, with many taken to prisons where they are being held. Older people and children have been taken to Mokeoni and left there – told they can walk into territory held by the Tigray Defence Forces, some 25 kilometres away.

These displaced people are being forced to leave their homes without money, clothes, or documents.

The UN Ocha recently reported that: “The road from Mekelle to Alematta, in Southern Zone, was also cleared but access beyond it has been denied by Amhara Security Forces (ASF), who are still in control of areas south of Korem toward Alematta and beyond.”

The Tigrayans of Humera and Alematta are appealing to the International Committee of the Red Cross to arrange safe routes along which these threatened people can escape to safety.

Source

የግራኝ ኦሮሞዎች ከእስማኤላውያኑ እና ኤዶማውያኑ ጋር አብረው አማራውን ጨፈጨፉት፥ አማራው አቅም አንሶት እራሱን ስይመክት ቀርቶ ከግራኝ ኦሮሞዎች ፣ እስማኤላውያኑ እና ኤዶማውያኑ ጋር ለማበር ወስኖ ተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይን ያሳድዳል፣ ይደፍራል፣ ያፈናቅላል፣ ይጨፈጭፋል።

አይ አማራ! ወደ ኦሮሚያ እና ቤኒሻንጉል ሲዖል ገብተህ “የኔ ናቸው” የምትላቸውን አማራዎች ነፃ እንዳታወጣ በኦሮሞው ቁራ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ስትከለከል ጸጥ ለጥ ብለህ እንዳልነበር፡ ታዲያ ዛሬ ሆን ብሎ ከውንድምህ ጋር ሊያጣላህ “ወደ ትግራይ ግባና እርስትህን አስመልስ እኔ ድጋፍ እሰጥሃለሁ” ብሎ ካታለለህ በኋላ አሁን “በሬ ሆይ! ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይ” ብሎ ተርተብህ። ታዲያ በምዕራብ ትግራይ ባለፉት ስምንት ወራት በፈጸምከው ግፍ ተጸጽህተህና ንሰሐ ገብተህ፣ በሠራኸው ወደር የሌለው ወንጀል ሳቢያ ምንም ዓይነት የግዛት ጥያቄ በትግራይ ወንድሞችህ ላይ ሳታነሳ (ይህ ሲያንስህ ነው፣ ግዴታህም ነው!) በመጠናከር ላይ ካለውና ሊረዳህ ከሚችል ብቸኛው የትግራይ ተዋሕዶ ሕዝብ ጎን ቆመህ የዋቄዮ-አላህ ወራሪዎችን መዋጋት ሲገባህ ለዓመታት ካለሟቸው ከተማዎች እናቶችንና ሕፃናትን ታፈናቅላቸዋለህ፣ የኦሮሞውቹ እና የመሀመዳውያኑ ወኪል፣ ደጀንና ደጋፊ ሆነህ ምንም ያላደረግኽን የትግራይ ክርስቲያን ሕዝብን በመርዳት ፈንታ አስርቦ ለመጨረስ ወደ ትግራይ የምግብ እርዳታ እንዳያልፍ ትከለክላለህ! ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! ታዲያ አማራ ዛሬ በዳይም ተበዳይም የመሆን መብት አለውን?! ይህ መርገም አይደለምን?! እንግዲህ ይህን ያህል የትንቢት መፈጸሚያ የሆነከው የትውልድ እርግማን ደርሶብህ ሳይሆን አይቀርምና መጥፊያህን ዛሬውኑ አመቻች።

እንደው፤ አንድ ክርስቲያን ነኝ፣ ተዋሕዶ ነኝ” የሚል ሕዝብ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን የሆነውን ሕዝብ አስርቦ ለመፍጀት መንገድ ሲዘጋ የቤተ ክርስቲያን “አባቶች” ፣ መምህራን፣ ዲያቆናትና አገልጋዮች ለምንድን ነው ወጥተው የማይናገሩት፣ የተቃውሞ ሰልፍስ የማያደርጉት? ከዚህ የበለጠ አስከፊ ነገር ምን ሊኖር ይችላል? እንዴት ነው ኦሮዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትና ከኢትዮጵያ ምድር እንድትጠፋ እና ክርስቲያኖች እንዳይኖሩ ይፈልጋሉን? በተለይ በአዲስ አበባ እና በአማራ ክልል ያሉ የቤተክህነት አገልጋዮች እግዚአብሔርን በጣም የሚያስቆጣ ሁኔታ ላይ ነው ያሉት። በየትም ዓለም ታይቶ ተሰምቶ የማይታወቅ ዝምታ ነው እያሳዩ ያሉት። በእኔ በኩል፤ ይህን ያህል ምንም ሰብብ ወይም ምክኒያት ሊኖር ስለማይችል ከላይ እስከ ታች ሁሉንም የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች፣ የተዋሕዶ ክርስትና እና የኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች እንደሆኑ አድርጌ ነው የማያቸው።

👉 “አታላዩና አምታቹ ቁራ ነፃነትና ሕይወት አፍቃሪዎቹን ድመቶች እርስበርስ ሲያባላቸው”

👉 “አማራና ትግሬ ተባበሩ፤ የተነሳባችሁን ጠላት ቄሮ ቁራ በአንድነት አባርሩ”

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The Next ‘Ethiopian’ Prisoners of War in Tigray | ግራኝ የከዳቸው ምርኮኞች ከሑመራ – ወልቃይት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 7, 2021

💭 የትግራይ ሠራዊት ወታደሮች በኦሮሚያ ሲዖል እና በአማራ ሜዳ እንዲህ ተይዞ ቢሆን ኖሮ እርግጠኛ ነኝ በሜንጫ ታርደው በደብረዘይት ሆራ ገደል ይጣሉ ነበር።

አሁን አንድ፡ አዲስ አበባን ገንብቶና አሳምሮ ያስረከባችሁ ምስኪን ትግራዋይ በአዲስ አበባ በታሰረ ቁጥር፡ አንድ ሺህ የግራኝ አርበኞች በትግራይም ሆነ በመላው ዓለም ታድነው እግራቸው እንዲሰበር እናደርጋለን።

ግን ከዚህ የበለጠ ውርደትና ሃፍረት አለን? በቃ አሁን አካኪ ዘራፍ! ሲሉ የነበሩት ሁሉ እንቅልፍ አጥተውና የንዴት እንባ ጎርፍ እያጎረፉ ሊከርሙ ነው፤ ወይዘሮ አቴቴ ዝናሽ ቀሚስ ውስጥ ተደብቀው ። 😳😳😳

ውጡ! ጽዮንን አትንኳት፣ በወንድሞቻችሁ ላይ አትዝመቱ! ወደመጣችሁበት ተመለሱ፤ አረመኔውን ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን ደምስሱ” ስንል እኮ ነበር! አሁንማ ከሃዲው ግራኝ ሙልጭ አድርጎ ከድቷችኋል እኮ! “የእኛ አይደሉም! አላውቃቸውም!” ብሏችኋል። እንደ እኔ ቢሆን ኖሮ እነዚህን ምርኮኞች በጽዮን ፀበል አስጠምቄ ግራኝን ሰቅለው አዲስ አበባን ነፃ ያወጡ ዘንድ ወደዚያ እልካቸው ነበር።

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