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U.S. Looking into Reports of Massacres in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region -State Dept Spokesman

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 5, 2021

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday the United States was “gravely concerned” about violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and was looking into reports of massacres there.

Price welcomed statements that Eritrean troops would withdraw from Tigray and said a withdrawal would be an important step forward in de-escalation in the region.

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Masacre en Tigray, Etiopía | Más de 30 Jóvenes se Presumen Muertos en Brutal Ejecución Extrajudicial

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 3, 2021

Esto es nada menos que una campaña de exterminio. Es una crisis humanitaria de proporciones bíblicas

El primer ministro Abiy Ahmed será recordado para siempre como un hombre que destrozó el tejido social de Etiopía, un comerciante de paz que comerciaba con masacres.”

Mis Notas: En los ultimos cinco meses se han cometido todo tipo de actos de genocidio en Tigray de odio por motivos étnicos y religiosos. Los días 28 y 29 de noviembre de 2020 Tropas eritreas que combaten en el estado etíope de Tigré mataron sistemáticamente a miles de civiles desarmados i cristianos ortodoxos en la ciudad santa de Axum. Los Tigres son un pueblo auténtico del Tigray que cuenta como la cuna del cristianismo en Etiopía – Axum tambien es la cuna de la civilización etíope. La legendaria Arca de la Alianza está en Axum, Tigray. Gracias a CNN!

La semana pasada, después de meses de desmentirlo, el primer ministro Abiy Ahmed admitió que soldados de la vecina Eritrea han estado combatiendo junto con sus fuerzas federales en la región de Tigray. ¿El blanco? Miembros del Frente de la Liberación del Pueblo de Tigray. Ahmed reconoció lo que testigos y víctimas han estado diciendo desde hace tanto tiempo: que soldados eritreos fueron responsables por las atrocidades en Tigray, a pesar de desmentirlo. Ahora, CNN en colaboración con Amnistía Internacional, ha investigado un video estremecedor que está circulando en redes sociales que muestra a soldados etíopes llevando a cabo ejecuciones extrajudiciales de hombres desarmados. Debemos advertirles que el video que está por mirar es perturbador. Este es el informe de Nima Elbagir.

👉 Opinión pública / የተመልካቾች አስተያየት፤

☆ INHUMANO ! 😔 SIENTO MUCHA TRISTEZA

☆ Atrocidad humana! Estos son crimines de guerra

☆ Siglo 21 y siguen ocurriendo estas cosas, una locura.

☆ ¿ La ONU, cascos azules? Ah verdad que Etiopía no tiene petróleo.

☆ Qué salvajada, pobres personas.

☆ Esos no son militares son asesinos cobardes🤬🤬🤬

❖ Que pena dios mío el ser humano es el más malvado del reino animal

❖ ¡¡¡cristo bendito!!! ¿ Por que tanta maldad ?

☆ ኢ-ሰብዓዊነት! ብዙ ሀዘን ይሰማኛል

☆ የሰው ጭካኔ! እነዚህ የጦር ወንጀሎች ናቸው

☆ 21 ኛው ክፍለዘመን እና እነዚህ ነገሮች መከሰታቸውን ይቀጥላሉ ፣ እብዶች!

☆ የተባበሩት መንግስታት ፣ ሰማያዊ የራስ ቁር የታሉ? አህ በእውነት ኢትዮጵያ ዘይት የላትም።

☆ ምን ያህል አራዊቶች ቢሆኑ ነው ፣ ምስኪኖች።

☆ እነዚህ ሠራዊት አይደሉም፤ ፈሪዎች ነፍሰ ገዳዮች ናቸው

❖ የተባረክ ክርስቶስ !!! ለምን እንደዚህ ብዙ ክፋት?

❖ አምላኬ ሆይ እንዴት አሳፋሪ ነው፤ የሰው ልጅ በእንስሳቱ ግዛት ውስጥ እጅግ በጣም ክፉው ነው

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Guardian: 1,900 People Killed in Massacres in Tigray Identified | ፩ሺህ ፱መቶ የተገደሉ ትግራዋያን ተለይተው ታወቁ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 2, 2021

List compiled by researchers of victims of mass killings includes infants and people in their 90s

Almost 2,000 people killed in more than 150 massacres by soldiers, paramilitaries and insurgents in Tigray have been identified by researchers studying the conflict. The oldest victims were in their 90s and the youngest were infants.

The identifications are based on reports from a network of informants in the northern Ethiopian province run by a team at the University of Ghent in Belgium. The team, which has been studying the conflict in Tigray since it broke out last year, has crosschecked reports with testimony from family members and friends, media reports and other sources.

The list is one of the most complete public records of the mass killing of civilians during the war, and will increase international pressure on Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who has claimed that many reports of atrocities are exaggerated or fabricated.

Abiy launched a military offensive in November to “restore the rule of law” in Tigray by ousting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party then in power in the province, following a surprise attack on a federal army base.

The offensive was declared successful after the TPLF leadership evacuated its stronghold of Mekelle, the provincial capital, and an interim administration loyal to Addis Ababa was installed.

Mass killings and violence directed at civilians have continued since, however, as federal forces and their allies battle insurgents. There have been clashes in recent days around the town of Selekleka, on a key road in the centre of Tigray.

Twenty of the massacres the team listed – defined as incidents in which at least five people died – occurred in the last month. They include the killing of an estimated 250 civilians over three days in Humera, a town of significant economic and strategic importance in the far west of Tigray where the ethnic cleansing of local communities has been reported.

Eight days ago, Eritrean soldiers searching for suspected TPLF insurgents killed 13 people in Grizana, a village 50 miles south-west of Mekelle in an area where fierce fighting has taken place. The victims included three men in their 50s, several women, a 15-year-old and a two-year-old.

Prof Jan Nyssen, a geographer who led the investigation and who has spent decades living and working in Tigray, said the research was “like a war memorial”.

He said: “These individuals should not be forgotten and these war crimes should be investigated … The list is to show the magnitude of what is happening. We know there are many more but … we know the name and the circumstances of these 1,900.”

The list of identified victims was compiled after more than 2,000 telephone calls, including around 100 in-depth interviews with witnesses. The full list of victims the team has compiled from social media posts and other sources runs to more than 7,000. The main research findings based on the information were published on Thursday, and the names were released on Twitter.

The researchers found that only 3% of the identified victims had been killed in airstrikes or by artillery. Most had been shot dead in summary executions during searches or in organised massacres such as that at Aksum, in which 800 people are thought to have died, or at the town of Mai Kadra, where 600 died in violence blamed on militias loyal to the TPLF.

More than 90% of the victims identified were male. Among incidents where blame can be confidently determined, Ethiopian soldiers appear to have been responsible for 14% of the killings, Eritrean troops who have fought alongside federal forces 45%, and irregular paramilitaries from the neighbouring province of Amhara 5%. Witnesses blamed Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers operating together in 18% of cases.

Tim Vanden Bempt, one of the researchers, said the team’s list of massacres did not include perpetrators because information was often fragmentary.

“A lot is still unknown. There are many incidents where we can’t conclude which side is responsible for the moment. So for example, it is possible that there have been two or three massacres committed by TPLF-aligned fighters but we cannot say for sure,” he said.

Abiy publicly acknowledged the possibility of war crimes in Tigray for the first time last month. He told parliamentarians that despite the TPLF’s “propaganda of exaggeration … reports indicate that atrocities have been committed in Tigray region”.

He said war was “a nasty thing” and pledged that soldiers who had raped women or committed other war crimes would be held responsible.

Eritrean officials have described allegations of atrocities by their soldiers as “outrageous lies”.

Humanitarian officials have said a growing number of people could be starving to death in Tigray. Madiha Raza, of the International Rescue Committee, recently visited the province and said conditions were dire.

“The situation in rural areas is the worst. Medical centres, schools, hospitals, banks and hotels have been looted. People I interviewed had heard multiple reports of civilians being rounded up and killed. Farm animals and grain are being burned or destroyed and fear tactics are being used across the conflict,” Raza said.

There are continuing claims of widespread human rights abuses, including a wave of sexual assaults. More than 500 rape cases have been reported to five clinics in Tigray, the UN said last month. Actual numbers were likely to be much higher because of stigma and a lack of health services, it said.

Selam, a 26-year-old farmer, fled her home in the central town of Korarit with her husband and children and hundreds of others in mid-November “because the Amhara special forces were beating and killing people”. The family walked for a month to reach safety.

“We saw a lot of dead bodies during our journey … I witnessed a lot of women get raped in front of my eyes. Five or more troops would rape each woman. Some of them were left for dead because of how many men raped them,” she said.

Other witnesses described teenage girls with “broken bones after they’d been raped by 15 or 16 men each”. Metal fences have recently been installed at Mekelle University to protect hostels housing female students.

Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UN, Taye Atskeselassie Amde, said last week that his government took the allegations of sexual violence very seriously and had deployed a fact-finding mission

In a leaked recording of a meeting last month between foreign diplomats and an Ethiopian army general, Yohannes Tesfamariam, he described the conflict in Tigray as a “dirty war” and civilians as defenceless.

The lead author of the Ghent report, Dr Sofie Annys, said their maps and database would be updated on a regular basis.

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Aid Organization Calls on President Biden to Hold Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Accountable for Mass Killings in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 2, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the B.B.C. published a video showing Ethiopian military forces carrying out a massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The video is one of the many confirmations that Ethiopian troops are committing mass atrocities against civilians in Tigray. The shocking video showing Ethiopian military personnel executing civilians and throwing their bodies off a cliff has been republished by CNN and other news outlets worldwide. The shocking video comes as no surprise for reports of mass killings and other human rights abuses being committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean military forces against civilians in Tigray have been widely reported.

While the United States Senate has taken action by putting forward Senate Resolution 97, the Biden Administration has taken no concrete action to protect civilians in Tigray or hold the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments accountable for the crimes committed by their armed forces and militia. Senate Resolution 97 condemns the atrocities taking place in Tigray, calls for independent investigations into the killings, and demands that the perpetrators of these crimes be held accountable.

The Tigray Center for Information and Communication (T.C.I.C) calls on President Biden to follow the Senate’s lead and take action to stop the crimes being committed in Tigray. The T.C.I.C calls on the Biden Administration to push for Global Magnitsky Act sanctions against senior members of the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments. The T.C.I.C also calls upon President Biden to work with Congress to institute a safe zone in Tigray for civilians seeking safety and for the U.S. to work with the United Nations to stop the flow of weapons and drones being used to kill civilians in Tigray.

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