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ትግሬ-ጠል ከሆኑት የኦሮማራ ልሂቃን አንዱን እንተዋወቃቸው | ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ ሙጬ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 6, 2021

💭 በቪዲዮው የተካተቱት ጽሑፎች፦

🔥 የትግሬጠልነት ማስጠንቀቂያ!

🔥 የአማራውን አንጎል በዋቄዮአላህአቴቴ መንፈስ ለማጥመቅ ከፍተኛ ሚና ከተጫወቱት ግብዝና ትግሬጠል ልሂቃን አንዱ ኦሮማራው ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ ሙጬ።

🔥 ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ የአረመኔው የኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ አድናቂ? ዋው! ኢሳያስንን እና ግራኝ አብዮትን ከጦር ወንጀል ክስ ነጻ ለማደርግ ያልሆነ ዝባዝንኬ ይቀበጣጥራሉ! ቅሌት ነው!

🔥 ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ የግራኝ ቅጥረኛው፤ “ኤርትራ እና ኢትዮጵያ አንድ ሕዝብ ስለሆንን የኤርትራ ወታደሮች ወደ ትግራይ ገብተው ትግራዋይን ቢጨፈጭፉ መብት አላቸው”

🔥 ኤርትራ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ኤሚራቶች ግን ጣልቃ መግባት አለባቸው፤ አይደል ፕሮፍ?

🔥 ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ የግራኝ ቅጥረኛው፤ “አብይ አህመድ የኤርትራ ወታደሮች በኢትዮጵያ የሉም ብሎ ለአራት ወራት ያህል መዋሸቱን ይቅርታ እናደርግለታለን!”ዋውውውውውውውው!

🔥 ይችን የት ነው የሰማናት? አዎ ከሌላው ጋላማራ ልሂቅ ከሻለቃ ዳዊት ወ/ጊዮርጊስ አላየንም፣ አልሰማንም፣ አናውቅም፤ ስለዚህ ጭፍጨፋው ይቀጥል!እግዚኦ! ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ ደቡብ አፍሪቃ ነው ያሉት፤ ከሳቸው ግን የትግራይ ጉዳይ በጣም ያሳሰባቸው ደቡብ አፍሪቃዊው የአንግሊካን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ሊቀጳጳስ ታቦ ማክጎባ ተሻሉ። እንዴት አንድ አስተዋይ፣ ብልህና አርቆ አሳቢ አማራ፣ ኦሮሞ ወይም ኦሮማራ ይጥፋ? ያሳዝናል!

🔥 ምንም ዓይነት የሰብዓዊነት ስሜት የማያሳዩትን እነዚህን ከንቱዎች እንዲህ ያስቀበጣጥርናል፤ ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ በተዘዋዋሪ፤“በወያኔ ዘመን ትግሬዎች ስምንት ሚሊየን አማራዎችን ገድለዋልና፤ ዛሬ ስምንት ሚሊየን ትግራዋያን መጨፍጨፍ አለብን!” እግዚኦ!

🔥 የ“ፓን አፍሪካኒስቱ” ፕሮፌሰር ማሞ ሙጬ + አማራ + ኦሮሞ + ኦሮማራ ልሂቃኑ ከንቱ ሕልምና

በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ጦርነት የከፈቱበት ዋናው ዓላማ፤ ተዋሕዶ ትግራዋይን ከአፍሪቃ ምድር አጥፍተው፤

ጣዖታዊት/እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያን መመስረት ነው።

💭 ሕልም አይከለከልም፤ የእነዚህ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ሕልም ግን በቅርቡ ወደ ዘግናኝ ቅዠት እንደሚለወጥ ፻/100% እርገጠኛ ሆኜ መናገር እደፍራለሁ።

የትግራይ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ጠላቶቻቸው እነማን እንደሆኑ በከፊልም ቢሆን ቀስበቀስ እያወቁት የመጡ ይመስለኛል። የትግራይ ወገኖቼ በዚህ ወቅት መጠየቅ ያለባቸው አንድ በጣም ቁልፍ የሆነ ጉዳይ ግን ከዚህ በፊት የቻይና እና አልባንያን ኮሙኒዝም በትግራይ ምድር ለማስፈን ቆርጠው ተነስተው የነበሩትና፤ ልክ የቆሻሻው አብዮት አህመድ ብልግና ፓርቲ “ተዋሕዶ ክርስትና ለብልጽግና እና እድገት እንቅፋት ናት፤ መጥፋት አለባት” እንደሚለው እነርሱም ከዚህ በፊት ተዋሕዶን ከትግራይ ምድር ለማጥፋት ሲዝቱ የነበሩት የእነ አቶ ስብሐት ነጋ አጋሮች ይህን አስመልክቶ ዛሬ ያላቸው አቋምስ ምንድን ነው? ለምንድንስ ነው የትግራይን ሕዝብ በመጨፍጨፍ፣ በማስራብና አስገድደው በመድፈር ላይ ካሉትና ማንም ልክደው በማይችለው መልክ የትግራይ ሕዝብ ቀንደኛ መንፈሳዊ ጠላት ከሆኑት የኦሮሞ ልሂቃን ጋር ዛሬም ተባብረው በመስራት ላይ ያሉት? ምናልባት ሁሉም ተናብበው በአንድነት በመሥራት የትግራይን ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች በጦርነት፣ በረሃብና በበሽታ የማጥፋት ፍላጎት ይኖራቸው ይሆን? ይህ ቀላል ጉዳይ አይደለም! እኔ ብሳሳት ይሻላል እንጂ ይህ ሰሞኑን እንቅልፍ እየነሳኝ ያለው “ምናልባት ሁሉም በጦርነት ስም ተባብረው ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖችን ከትግራይ ምድር ለማጥፋት እየሠሩ ይሆናል” የሚለው ጥርጣሬዬ ትክክል ከሆነ ግን ትልቅ፣ እጅግ በጣም ትልቅ ወንጀልና ሲዖል የሚያስገባ ከባድ ኅጢዓት ነው!!!

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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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The Weeknd – aka R&B Artist Abel Tesfaye Donates $1 Million to Tigray, Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 4, 2021

✞✞✞የጸሎት ኃይል ይህ ነው✞✞✞

ዛሬ ከቤተ ክርስቲያን መልስ የተዋሕዶ ዘማሪውን የአቤል ተስፋየን የበገና መዝሙሮች እየሰማሁ፤ “እንደው እኔ በገንዘብ እንኳን ይህን ያህል ኃብታም አይደለሁም፤ ግን እስኪ ለመጭው የፋሲካ በዓል ወደ ሱዳን ወርጄ በካህናት የተባረከና ለወራት የሚበቃ የአንባሻ ገብስ ላቅርብ” በማለት ሳሰላስል፤ ያው ከጥቂት ሰዓታት በኋላ ሌላው ታዋቂ ሙዚቀኛ ወንድማችን አቤል ተስፋዬ አንድ ሚሊየን ዶላር በግራኝ ዲያብሎሳዊ ሤራ በመቸገርና በመሰቃየት ላይ ላሉት የትግራይ አባቶቼ፣ እናቶቼ፣ ወንድሞቼ እኅቶቼ ለመስጠት ወሰነ። ያውም የፈረንጆቹ የፋሲካ በዓል ሚከበርበት ዕለት። ዋው! ድንቅ ነው! ተዓምር ነው።

✞✞✞ መድኃኔ ዓለም አለና/ አለን!✞✞✞

The Weeknd is donating $1 million to hunger relief in Ethiopia amid the ongoing conflict between the government in Addis Ababa and the Tigray region.

The conflict has resulted in the deaths of thousands and the displacement of more than two million people, according to N P R. Last month, the New York Times obtained an internal U.S. government report that said Ethiopian officials are “leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” in the Tigray region.

The singer announced his donation via Instagram on Sunday morning and encouraged others to give, too.

My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction,” The Weeknd wrote. “I will be donating $1 million to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Programme and encourage those who can to please give as well.

His post also included striking images of children from the region.

Both of The Weeknd’s parents immigrated to Canada from Ethiopia, and The Weeknd grew up speaking Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia.

This is not the first time The Weeknd has aided a humanitarian cause. In June 2020, he donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief, giving $500,000 each to MusiCares and the front-line hospital workers of Scarborough Health Network in his hometown. That same month, he gave another $500,000 to the racial justice causes Black Lives Matter, National Bailout and Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights camp. In August 2020, The Weeknd also donated $300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon to help those affected by the Beirut explosion.

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G7 Nations Have Called for a Swift Withdrawal of Eritrean Troops From Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 3, 2021

From this short interview we learn that the Indian interviewer has a greater sense of humanity than the unEthiopian Oromara Samuel Getachew – another unrepentant, blubbering idiot who sold his soul to the devilish war criminal Abiy Ahmed.

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Dozens of unEthiopian Soldiers killed Inside Eritrea | በሳዋ ፴/30 የኦሮማራ ወታደሮች ሲገደሉ ፴፮/36ቱ ቆስለዋል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 3, 2021

Eritrean Movement For Justice claims it attacked Ethiopian troops training at Sawa military academy

Eritrean Movement For Justice (EMFJ) put out a statement claiming that on March 29 2021, after detailed preparation, it undertook an attack on Eritrea’s main training base – the Sawa military training academy.

Their target was the 150 Ethiopian soldiers they say were receiving training there.

EMFJ says that 30 of the Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 36 were severely wounded as the result of the attack.

The Ethiopian soldiers were staying in “Enda Hamshay” barracks inside Sawa.

EMFJ claims that the attack was designed to serve as a warning to the Ethiopian army which, it believes, is mobilizing on Eritrean soil with impunity.

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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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#TigrayGenocide | It’s a Humanitarian Crisis of Biblical Proportions | መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ የሆነ መልክ ያለው ሰብአዊ ቀውስ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 3, 2021

Courtesy: WION (India)

👉 በትግራይ ስላለው አሳዛኝ ሁኔታ ኃይለኛ ቃላት ፣ ትክክለኛ ምልከታ እና መግለጫ። ሕንድን በጣም እናመሰግናለን!

🔥 “ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐብይ አህመድ በጭፍጨፋ የሚነግድ የሰላም ነጋዴ የኢትዮጵያን ማኅበራዊ ገጽታ/ አደረጃጀት ያበላሸ/ የሸረሸረ ሰው ሆኖ ለዘላለም ይታወሳል።”

👉 Powerful words, precise observation & description of the tragic situation in Tigray. Thank you so much!

🔥 ከአምስት ወራት በፊት የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮች ወደ ትግራይ ገቡ። ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐብይ አህመድ ቀሪውን የሰሜን አውራጃን ለመጠቅለል ፈለገ። “ፈጣን እና ወሳኝ ድል ፣ በፍጥነት ወደ መደበኛ እና ብልፅግና” እንደሚመለስ ቃል ገባ። ይልቁንም የእሱ ወታደሮች ክልሉን በደም አጠበው ፣ ሙሉ መንደሮችንና ከተሞችን በመውረር የትግራይ ወጣቶችን ጨፈጨፋቸው።

🔥 ይህ መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳዊ የሆነ መልክ ያለው ሰብአዊ ቀውስ ነው።

🔥 እኛ አሁን ቪዲዮ ለእናንተ ልናጫውትላችህ ነው፤ ጥሬ እና በጣም ግልፅ በሆነ መልኩ አጥንት የሚሰብር ሊታዩአቸው የሚገባ ነገር በካሜራ ላይ የተፈጸመ እልቂት ነው። ምስሎቹ ይረብሻሉ ፡፡ የእኛን ትዕይንት ከተመለከቱ የተመልካቾችን ጥንቃቅ እንዲያደርጉ እንመክራለን ፣ ብዙውን ጊዜ እንደዚህ ያሉ ምስሎችን እንደማናሰራጭ ያውቃሉ ነገር ግን አንዳንድ ጊዜ እነዚህ ምስሎች ዓለምን ስለ ድርጊቱ በጣም አስከፊነት እስከሚያነቃው ድረስ ለታሪኩ ማዕከላዊ ናቸው።

🔥 ይህ ቪዲዮ እጅግ የከፋውን የሰውን ልጅ ማንነት ያሳያል! ግን የበለጠ አስደንጋጭ ምን እንደሆነ ያውቃሉ አዎ በዚህ ጦርነት ውስጥ በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ሲቪሎች የተገደሉ ሲሆን ገና ያልታወቁ ብዙዎች እንደዚህ ዓይነት ጽንፈኛ የጭፍጨፋ ተግባራት መኖራቸው ነው፤ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች እንደገለጹት እስከ ፶ሺ/ 50 000 ሰዎች እንደሞቱ ይናገራሉ።

🔥 የተባበሩት መንግስታት ከሺዎች በላይ የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጉዳዮች ሪፖርት የደረሱት ሲሆን እነዚህ በአምስት ክሊኒኮች ውስጥ ብቻ ያካተቱት ሪፖርት የተደረጉት ብቻ ናቸው ብሏል። ትክክለኞቹ ቁጥሮች እጅግ ከፍ ያሉ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ።

🔥 ይህ ከዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ የዘለለ አይደለም።

🔥 በዋሽንግተን እና በለንደን የሚገኙት የንግግር ጸሐፊዎች ለመሪዎቹ ጠንካራ የውግዘት ቃላትን ከመጻፍ ውጭ ሌላ ምንም ተጨማሪ ሥራ አልሰሩም።

🔥 ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ እራሱ ከፀጋው ወድቋል እናም ገና ዝቅታውን አልመታም ፥ የኖቤል የሰላም ሽልማት አሸናፊ አሁን በገዛ ወገኖቹ ላይ አስከፊውን ጦርነት እየመራ ነው።

🔥 Five months back Ethiopian troops entered Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wanted to bring the rest of northern province to heal. He promised a swift and decisive victory, a quick return to normalcy and prosperity. Instead his troops have bathed the province in blood, raved entire villages and massacred Tigrayan youth.

🔥 It’s a Humanitarian Crisis of Biblical Proportions

🔥 we’re now going to play out a video for you it is raw and quite frankly bone chilling what you’re about to see is a massacre caught on camera a mass execution by bullets carried out by the Ethiopian army. The images are disturbing. We advise viewer discretionary if you watch our show you would know we do not broadcast such images usually but sometimes these pictures are central to the story to wake the world up to the horror playing out.

🔥 This video is humanity at its worst! But you know what’s even more horrifying yes there’s more thousands of civilians have been killed in this war many of them in massacres like this one some opposition parties claim as many as 50 000 people have died.

🔥 The United Nations says more than thousand rape cases have been reported, and these are only the reported ones they covered in just five clinics. The actual numbers are likely to be far higher.

🔥 This is nothing short of a campaign of extermination.

🔥 The speechwriters in Washington and London prepared excellent drafts for the leaders strong words of condemnation but nothing more.

🔥 As for the prime minister himself it’s a fall from grace and he’s yet to hit the bottom – a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is now leading a war on his own people.

🔥 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will forever be remembered as a man who shredded the social fabric of Ethiopia a merchant of peace who traded in massacres.

Tigray Massacre Caught on Camera

Five months back Ethiopian troops entered Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wanted to bring the rest of northern province to heal. He promised a swift and decisive victory, a quick return to normalcy and prosperity. Instead his troops have bathed the province in blood, raved entire villages and massacred Tigrayan youth.

It’s a humanitarian crisis of biblical proportions. There is a long list of allegations against Ethiopia but they have been difficult to prove because the government has cut off the internet, foreign media have been barred from entering Tigray.

Inside this dome of radio static Ethiopian troops have committed untold horrors. We do get reports of their ruthless tactics but until now there was no visual evidence well now we have it, we’re now going to play out a video for you it is raw and quite frankly bone chilling what you’re about to see is a massacre caught on camera a mass execution by bullets carried out by the Ethiopian army. The images are disturbing. We advise viewer discretionary if you watch our show you would know we do not broadcast such images usually but sometimes these pictures are central to the story to wake the world up to the horror playing out.

More than a dozen young Tigrayans were shot dead here the manner of their execution speaks volumes of the army’s conduct there is no dignity even in death the victims bodies are flung off the cliff side the soldiers are mouthing abusers at the dead bodies one of them can be heard saying don’t waste bullets use minimum shots to kill the captives.

This video is humanity at its worst! But you know what’s even more horrifying yes there’s more thousands of civilians have been killed in this war many of them in massacres like this one some opposition parties claim as many as 50 000 people have died. But as we said at the start with no internet these reports cannot be confirmed. Informants have compiled a list of casualties for a university in Belgium it talks about massacres each of them with at least five victims the United Nations says more than thousand rape cases have been reported, and these are only the reported ones they covered in just five clinics. The actual numbers are likely to be far higher.

The details of these cases are even more gruesome. In some instances men were forced to rape their own family members at gunpoint.

The army has abandoned its commitment to protect the people and the government has forsaken justice.

This is nothing short of a campaign of extermination, and Ethiopia is not alone in doing this for months now troops from neighboring Eritrea have also been involved. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kept denying this until last month. He promised that foreign soldiers would withdraw under a new agreement but what about his own army’s abuses? What does Prime Minister Abiy have to say about that? He says the government will hold the troops accountable. To do that he will have to win the war and he’s no closer to doing that than he was five months back.

The atrocities have galvanized the Tigrayan people. The rebel army is swelling. It’s a collective feeling. The ethnic cleansing is the collective failure of the world community not just these governments. The united nations failed to mediate, the African union failed to dissuade Abiy Ahmed.

The speechwriters in Washington and London prepared excellent drafts for the leaders strong words of condemnation but nothing more.

As for the prime minister himself it’s a fall from grace and he’s yet to hit the bottom – a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is now leading a war on his own people.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will forever be remembered as a man who shredded the social fabric of Ethiopia a merchant of peace who traded in massacres.

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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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CNN: ‘Two Bullets is Enough’ Analysis of Tigray Massacre Video Raises Questions For Ethiopian Army

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 2, 2021

CNN + Amnesty International | Shedding Light on a Clifftop Massacre in Ethiopia | የአክሱም ማኅበረ ደጎ ገደል ጫፍ እልቂት ሲገለጥ

My Note: The war criminal unEthiopian government which is thriving on hate and genocide wants to hide the truth by silencing some of us who are trying to share openly available informations about the ongoing genocide in Tigray. The goevenment just contactd Google with content removal requests on some of our YouTube channels. So, they seek to continue the genocide in Tigray.

Dawit was watching television at a relative’s one-room apartment in Axum, a historic city in Ethiopia’s war-torn, northern Tigray region, in early March when a news bulletin flashed up on the screen.

Graphic, unverified footage had surfaced of a mass killing near Dawit’s hometown of Mahibere Dego, in a mountainous area of central Tigray. In the shaky video Ethiopian soldiers appeared to round up a group of young, unarmed men on a wind-swept, dusty ledge before shooting them at point-blank range — picking them up by an arm or a leg and flinging or kicking their bodies off a rocky hillside like ragdolls.

The soldiers can be heard in the footage urging one another not to waste bullets, to use the minimum amount needed to kill and to make sure none of the group were left alive. They also appear to cheer each other on, praising the killings as heroic and hurling insults at the men in their captivity.

Dawit said he believes one of the men in the video, broadcast on a diaspora television station Tigrai Media House (TMH), was his younger brother, Alula. CNN has changed the names of both brothers for Dawit’s safety.

The mass killing near Mahibere Dego is one of several to have been reported over the course of Ethiopia’s five-month-old conflict during which thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed, raped and abused. But with independent access to journalists severely restricted until recently and telephone and internet services often blocked, it has been challenging to verify accounts of atrocities in Tigray. Amid the effective communications blackout, few videos have emerged from the fighting and those that have are difficult to authenticate.

Through a forensic frame-by-frame investigation of the video footage — corroborated by analysis from Amnesty International’s digital verification and modeling experts — as well as interviews with 10 family members and local residents, CNN has established that men wearing Ethiopian army uniforms executed a group of at least 11 unarmed men before disposing of their bodies near Mahibere Dego.

Footage obtained by CNN shows soldiers rounding up dozens of young men on a clifftop and checking if they’re armed. Credit: Tigrai Media House

Dawit said he last saw his 23-year-old brother — in the same clothes he is seen wearing in the video — at their mother’s house in Mahibere Dego on January 15. The video is not timestamped and CNN does not have the original, raw footage to examine the file’s metadata but it is likely the video was filmed that same day.

Dawit was out in the fields looking after his cattle when he said Ethiopian soldiers arrived in the town and went door-to-door dragging young men, including his brother, from their homes.

The troops shot at him, Dawit said, and he ran into the bush to escape, breaking his leg as he scrambled down a rocky path. Later, he said he could hear gunfire in the distance, and then silence.

Until he watched the video, he said he had no idea what had happened to his brother. But even after watching the footage countless times, Dawit said he is still holding out hope Alula is alive.

CNN is not able to independently verify that Alula is pictured in the footage, and the man that Dawit identifies as his brother is not identifiable among the dead.

“Since we didn’t see his body with our own eyes and bury our brother ourselves, it’s hard for us to believe he’s dead. It feels like he’s still alive, we can’t accept his death,” Dawit said.

“We will always remember him.”

After the attack, Dawit fled Mahibere Dego with two of his teenage siblings, limping 12 miles to their eldest brother’s home in Axum; hundreds of other residents displaced from the town and surrounding area are now sleeping rough in the city’s streets.

Dawit said the only people left in the town are those too elderly to make the trek — including his own mother. She doesn’t have internet access or satellite TV, so she hasn’t seen the gruesome video. Dawit has spoken to her over the phone — telephone networks in Mahibere Dego have been intermittent — but he hasn’t mentioned the footage. For now, he said, it is easier that way.

Ethiopia is facing a raft of intense scrutiny over human rights violations that may amount to war crimes in its Tigray region. Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed since November, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a major military operation against Tigray’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), sending in national troops and militia fighters from Ethiopia’s Amhara region.

CNN has previously compiled extensive eyewitness testimony that soldiers from neighboring Eritrea had crossed into Tigray and were perpetrating massacres, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and other abuses.

The state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission last week said its investigations found preliminary evidence that more than 100 people in Axum were killed by Eritrean soldiers in November, confirming earlier reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

In late March, Medecins Sans Frontieres said its staffers had witnessed Ethiopian soldiers drag several men off public buses and execute them near the Tigray capital, Mekelle.

Abiy said last week his government would hold accountable any soldier found responsible for committing atrocities in Tigray — acknowledging for the first time that Eritrean troops were fighting alongside Ethiopian forces and that they would withdraw from border areas. It is not clear whether Eritrean forces have pulled out of Tigray.

The Eritrean embassy of the UK and Ireland responded to CNN’s repeated requests for comment on March 22, denying allegations of wrongdoing by Eritrean soldiers and denying that Eritrean troops were in Ethiopia.

For months, both countries denied that Eritrean troops were in the war-torn region, and insisted no civilians have been killed in the conflict, contradicting accounts from residents, refugees, aid agencies, diplomats and Ethiopian civilian officials.

If the soldiers in the Mahibere Dego video are indeed Ethiopian National Defense Forces then it may be the first visual evidence of Ethiopia’s involvement in war crimes.

The Ethiopian government and its interim administration in Tigray did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on the video and accusations that its forces abducted scores of men from the Mahibere Dego area.

On Friday, after CNN’s investigation published, Abiy’s office said in a statement that “social media posts and claims cannot be taken as evidence, regardless of whether Western media report it or not.” The statement added that the government “has indicated its open will for independent investigations to be undertaken in the Tigray region.”

“Since we didn’t see his body with our own eyes and bury our brother ourselves, it’s hard for us to believe he’s dead. It feels like he’s still alive, we can’t accept his death. We will always remember him.”

The footage was initially broadcast in early March by Tigrai Media House (TMH), a pro-Tigray subscription satellite TV and YouTube channel based in the United States, and has widely circulated on social media in the weeks since.

Stalin Gebreselassie, a TMH journalist and presenter based in Washington, DC, told CNN he was sent the gruesome footage via a source in Tigray. The source told him that the video was filmed on a mobile phone by an Ethiopian army soldier turned whistleblower involved in the mass killing.

TMH paid the whistleblower directly for the footage, Gebreselassie said, so that he could leave Ethiopia and go into hiding. As part of the agreement, TMH waited until they had received word that he was safely outside the country before broadcasting the video.

“I managed to talk to him only for three minutes. The words he uttered to me were: ‘I’m so sorry brother … I am really sorry for what I did in Tigray, the Tigrayan people don’t deserve this,'” Gebreselassie said, describing his call with the whistleblower. Gebreselassie said that the whistleblower appeared to regret his involvement in the killing, and told him that he was sharing the video with TMH “to heal” and “expose what the Ethiopian government was doing to its own people.”

CNN was unsuccessful in its attempts to reach the soldier directly, and does not know the extent of the soldier’s involvement in the atrocities.

Gebreselassie said the footage was sent to him on WhatsApp in five compressed video clips, due to persistent internet bandwidth issues in Tigray, but maintains it was all filmed by the soldier on one device.

Without the raw footage and associated metadata, CNN cannot confirm the original device the five videos were filmed on, who filmed them, the date they were filmed or whether they were selectively edited.

Still, CNN was able to geolocate the video to a rugged clifftop three miles south of Mahibere Dego, identifying the terrain, tree line, vegetation and shape of the mountains on Google Earth.

Separately, Amnesty International said it confirmed the location in all five video clips using 3D modeling software that overlaid the footage on top of satellite imagery of the location.

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