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NGOs Call for UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 11, 2021

Your Excellency,

We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations, strongly urge the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to adopt a resolution at its upcoming 47thsession (HRC47) on the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Over the last seven months an overwhelming number of reports have emerged of abuses and violations of international humanitarian and human rights law (IHL/IHRL) during the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Reports by civil society organizations have detailed widespread massacres, violence against civilians and indiscriminate attacks across Tigray while preliminary analysis by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) indicates that all warring parties have committed abuses that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. There is now ample evidence that atrocities continue to be committed, notably by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, Eritrean Defense Forces, and Amhara regional special police and affiliated Fano militias. These include indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, widespread and mass extrajudicial executions, rape and other sexual violence, forced displacement, arbitrary detentions, including of displaced persons, widespread destruction and pillage of civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, factories and businesses, and the destruction of refugee camps, crops and livestock.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict has repeatedly expressed alarm over the widespread and systematic commission of rape and sexual violence in Tigray. On 21 April she stated that women and girls in Tigray are being subjected to sexual violence “with a cruelty that is beyond comprehension,” including gang rape by men in uniform, targeted sexual attacks on young girls and pregnant women, and family members forced to witness these horrific abuses. The SRSG also stated that these reports, coupled with assessments by healthcare providers in the region, indicate that sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war.

Thousands of civilians are estimated to have been killed, while the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs believes at least 1.7 million people remain displaced. On top of ethnic targeting and massacres within Tigray, there have been reports of government discrimination, demonization and hate speech directed at Tigrayans in other parts of Ethiopia. A number of UN officials, from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, have publicly called for urgent action to end the abuses in Tigray and alleviate the conflict’s devastating impact on the region’s civilian population.

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator has also warned that famine is imminent in Tigray and that without a drastic upscaling of funding and access, hundreds of thousands of people could starve. Despite this looming risk, humanitarian workers have also been targeted throughout the conflict, with nine aid workers killed since November, the most recent on 29 May.

On 25 March, OHCHR and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission announced the launch of a joint investigation into the ongoing reports of atrocity crimes in Tigray. On 12 May, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) adopted an important resolution establishing a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate violations of IHL and IHRL and identify perpetrators. Unfortunately, the HRC has so far remained largely silent on Tigray, aside from a welcome joint statement delivered by Germany on behalf of 42 states on 26 February 2021.

A robust, dedicated and coordinated approach to this human rights crisis by the international community is both critical and urgent, given the gravity of ongoing crimes, the complex nature of the situation, and the involvement of various parties. After seven months of serious violations and abuses, the HRC can no longer stay silent. It should take urgent action to address the crisis and fulfil its mandate to address and prevent violations of human rights, including gross and systematic violations and abuses, and to respond promptly to emergencies. We therefore respectfully urge your Mission to work towards the adoption of a resolution at HRC47 that:

· Recognizes the serious concerns expressed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and Responsibility to Protect, and other senior UN officials regarding possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Tigray;

· Requests the High Commissioner to report on her investigations, findings and recommendations to date regarding the human rights situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, and possible violations of IHL and IHRL at the HRC’s 48th session in the context of an enhanced interactive dialogue;

· Also invites the ACHPR’s CoI to brief the HRC on its investigation at the enhanced interactive dialogue at the 48th session;

· Emphasizes the important role of the HRC’s prevention mandate, as outlined in Resolution 45/31, and requests the High Commissioner to brief UN member states intersessionally and on an ad-hoc basis to update the HRC on the situation in Tigray.

The adoption of such a resolution would provide a concrete foundation for the HRC to decide on the action needed to prevent further human rights violations and abuses in Tigray and ensure accountability.

Excellencies, please accept the assurances of our highest consideration,

Source

Where’s the UN Security Council’s formal Meeting on Tigray?

At a high-level U.S. and EU event on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region yesterday, USAID Administrator Samantha Power expressed frustration that the U.N. — the body in which she used to represent U.S. interests — hasn’t been able to act to stop atrocities.

The meeting came as U.N. agencies warned of “looming famine” in Tigray, where over 350,000 people are already facing catastrophic food insecurity.

“I’ve lived through great frustration on the Security Council,” Power said, referencing being unable to secure “a tough resolution on an issue of grave concern.” On Tigray: “Not even to have a formal meeting on something of this enormity — it’s shocking, truly, and will go down in history … as a very shameful period.”

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield called the Security Council’s failure to act “unacceptable.” “Do African lives not matter?” she asked. The Irish Mission to the U.N. has asked the Security Council to meet on Tigray, and expects it to happen next Tuesday.

The U.S. and EU released a joint statement following the meeting, calling for a cease-fire, adherence to international humanitarian law, immediate and unimpeded humanitarian access, withdrawal of Eritrean forces from Ethiopia, and a scale-up of international support.

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Ethiopian Airlines Freighter Stuck in Mud – Just Like Mother Ethiopia Today

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 11, 2021

✈️ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የጭነት አውሮፕላን በጭቃ ውስጥ ተጣብቆ ቀረ ፥ ልከ እንደ ዛሬዋ ኢትዮጵያ

💭 ለራሳቸው ሲባልና ኢትዮጵያንም ላለምጉዳት የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች ስልጣን ላይ በጭራሽ መውጣት አልነበረባቸውም/የለባቸውም! “የተቀደሰውን ለውሾች አትስጡ” ይለናል ቅዱስ ቃሉ [ማቴ.፯፥፮ ]

👉 “የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አውሮፕላን ተቃጠለ | ስጋዊው ግራኝ ለኢትዮጵያ መጥፎ እድል አመጣ”

በቻናዋ ሻንግሃይ ፑዶንግ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በአንድ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የዕቃ ማመላለሻ አውሮፕላን ውስጥ እሳት ተቀጣጠለ። ምክኒያቱ ምን ይሆን? ለማንኛውም የአህዛብ አገዛዝ ለሃገራችን ብዙ መጥፎ ዕድሎችን ይዞ መምጣቱን እያየነው ነው። ኢትዮጵያ ሃገራችን ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ ነው የተደፈረቸው! ዐቢይ አህመድ የሚመራው የአህዛብ አገዛዝ ባፋጣኝ መወገድ አለበት!

👉 “አየር መንገዳችንን የከሰከሰው ግራኝ ነው| የእህታችን፣ የወንድማችን እና የእኔ ጽንሰሐሳቦች ተገጣጠሙ”

ገዳይ ዐቢይ በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አውሮፕላን ሲበርር የአየር መንገዱ ስራ አስኪያጅ አቶ ተወልደ አብረውት እንዲበርሩ ያደርጋል፤ ለምን?

👉 “የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ አውሮፕላን ተቃጠለ | ስጋዊው ግራኝ ለኢትዮጵያ መጥፎ እድል አመጣ”

ኦሮሞዎች ኢትዮጵያን አዋረዷት!| Ethiopian Airlines Lands at Wrong Airport„

👉 የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ በግንባታ ላይ ባለና በተሳሳተ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ አረፈ

የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ የበረራ ቁጥር ET871 ትናንትና ጠዋት ከአዲስ አበባ ኢትዮጵያ ወደ ናዶላ ዛምቢያ ሊጓዝ ነበር። በረራው የተከናወነው በአምስት ዓመቱ ቦይንግ 737-800 የምዝገባ ኮድ ET-AQP / ኢቲኤኬፒ ነው። አውሮፕላኑ የተሳሳተ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ እንዳረፈ ተዘግቧል።

አውሮፕላኑ በንዶላ ውስጥ ጥቅም ላይ እየዋለ ባለው ዓለም አቀፍ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በሲዶል ሙዋንሳ ካፕዌፕዌ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ ማረፍ ነበረበት፡፡ በምትኩ አውሮፕላኑ ወደ አዲሱ ኮፐርቤል ዓለም አቀፍ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ አረፈ ፣ በከተማው ውስጥ አዲሱ ዓለም አቀፍ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በመጠናቀቅ ላይ ነው ፣ ግን ገና አልተከፈተም፡፡ አውሮፕላኑ እንደምንም በአዲሱ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ በአጋጣሚ አረፈ። ካረፈ በኋላ በቀላሉ ወደ ማኮብኮቢያ መንገዱ ላይ እንደገና ተነስቶ ወደ ትክክለኛው አየር ማረፊያ አረፈ። ዋው!

እንግዲህ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ልክ በጦር ሠራዊቱ እና በሌሎች ብዙዎች ተቋማት እንዳደረገው ትግራዋይ የሆኑትን የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ሰራተኞችንም እንደ ወንጀለኛ እያደነ ከስራዎቻቸው አባሯቸዋል። ይህ ወራዳ አውሬ የዱባይ ማምለጫውን ለማመቻቸት ሲል ወደ አስመራ እንኳን በኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ሳይሆን መቶ ሲህ ዶላር ከፍሎ በኤሚራቶች አየር መንገድ እንደበረረ አይተነዋል። ቅሌታም!

መች በዚህ አቆመ፤ ግራኝ አብዮት ለኩሽእስላማዊት ኦሮሚያ ፕሮጀክቱ ሰማዕትነትን ለመቀበል ሲል፤ ኢትዮጵያን፣ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክህነትን፣ ኤርትራን + ትግራይን + አማራን + የተባበሩት መንግስታትን + የፍሪቃ ሕብረትን + የኖርዌይ ኖቤል ኮሚቴን አፈራርሷል። በተጨማሪ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድን፣ የኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክንና የኢትዮጵያ ቴሌኮምን ለክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ቱርኮችና አረቦች ለመሸጥ ወስኗል። በአንድ ድንጋይ አስራ አንድ ወፍ!

የቀድሞው ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር መለስ ዜናዊ በአንድ ወቅት ኦሮሞ ሀገር ማስተዳደር አይችልም! ብለው ነበር። ሌላ ጊዜም ለኦሮሞ ስልጣን መስጠት ለህፃን ውሀ በብርጭቆ መስጠት ነውብለው ነበር። 100% ትክክል ነበሩ!

አረመኔው አብዮት አህመድ እና ኢትዮጵያን ወደ ገደል እየመሯት ያሉት ኦሮሞዎች ኢትዮጵያ” የሚባለው ስም እንዲዋረድና በማላው ዓለም እንዲጠላ ተግተው በመስራት ላይ ናቸው። ኦሮሞዎቹ ይዋሻሉ + ይሰርቃሉ + ያርዳሉ + ይጨፈጭፋሉ + ወንድማማቾችን ያጣላሉ + ክርስቲያኖችን ያሳድዳሉ + ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናትንና ገዳማትን ያፈራርሳሉ።

ግራኝ ዳግማዊ የግራኝ ቀዳማዊን ተልዕኮ እያስቀጠለ ነው፤ ኢትዮጵያየሚለውን ስም አጠልሽቶ እና ሃገሪቷንም አፈራርሶ ምናባዊዋን ኩሽኦሮሚያየተሻለችና የበለጠች አድርጎ መመስረት ነው፤ “Order out of chaos”

አረመኔው ግራኝ ትግሬ ኢትዮጵያውያን በጥይት፣ ረሃብና በሽታ ከጨረሰ በኋላ ወደ አማራው ይዞራል፤ በቀላሉም ይጨፈጭፈዋል። እነ ጂነራል አሳምነው ባሮሜትር ነበሩ! አንድ ቢሌይን ዶላር ለኩሽ-ኦሮሚያ እስላማዊት ሬፐብሊክ ምስረታ!

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The Nobel Committee Should Resign over The Atrocities in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 8, 2021

🔥 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for Pact of War

🔥 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for Pacte de Famine?

😈 The demon possessed traitor & anti-Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed Ali has been able to make a lot of embarrassing, awkward and bad luck stories – and to bring trouble on many – this involve or lead to acts that damaged the reputation and interests of the following entities:

❖ Ethiopia / Tigray

❖ The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

❖ Relationships between Tigrayans & Amahra; between Tigray & Eritrea

❖ Ethiopia’s ethnic groups & tribes

❖ The Horn of Africa: Kenya + South Sudan

❖ The sane & humane International Community

❖ The African Union

❖ The United Nations

❖ The Nobel Prize Committee

😈 While this cruel monster helped the following entities to substantially push their satanic agendas at every turn:

☆ The Oromos

☆ The Muslims

☆ The Arabs

☆ Egypt

☆ North Sudan

☆ Somalia

☆ Djibouti

☆ The Protestants

☆ The Sodomites

👉 Do I’ve anything else to say? A vicious sociopath, Antichrist! 😈

[Isaiah 33:1]
“Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.”

[ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፴፫፥፩]

አንተ ሳትጠፋ የምታጠፋ፥ በአንተም ላይ ወንጀል ሳይደረግ ወንጀል የምታደርግ ወዮልህ! ማጥፋትን በተውህ ጊዜ ትጠፋለህ፤ መወንጀልንም በተውህ ጊዜ ይወነጅሉሃል።

The war on Tigray in Ethiopia has been going on for months. Thousands of people have been killed and wounded, women and girls have been raped by military forces, and more than 2 million citizens have been forced out of their homes. Prime minister and Nobel peace prize laureate Abiy Ahmed stated that a nation on its way to “prosperity” would experience a few “rough patches” that would create “blisters”. This is how he rationalised what is alleged to be a genocide.

Nobel committee members have individual responsibility for awarding the 2019 peace prize to Abiy Ahmed, accused of waging the war in Tigray. The members should thus collectively resign their honourable positions at the Nobel committee in protest and defiance.

The committee justified awarding the Nobel to Ethiopia’s premier for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”. Today, Eritrean forces, along with Ethiopia’s federal and Amhara regional state forces are accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in what Abiy characterises as a “law enforcement operation” in Tigray.

Numerous massacres of civilians have been revealed, and rape of women and girls has been systematically carried out

The war began last November, when federal soldiers entered Tigray alongside Eritrean forces, claiming the objective was to arrest the elected regional government and leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front party (TPLF) for rebellion. The Tigray leadership withdrew from the regional capital, Mekelle, into the mountains, with thousands of combat-ready troops. It was clear from the outset that war was inevitable, as Tigrayans would not submit to the centralising policies of Abiy, which they believe undermine their constitutionally enshrined autonomy.

The campaign has become increasingly repugnant. The US has criticised Abiy for ethnic cleansing. Numerous massacres of civilians have been revealed, and rape of women and girls has been systematically carried out to “cleanse the blood line”, as soldiers have reportedly said, and break spirits. Civil infrastructure, such as hospitals, water facilities, schools and universities have been direct targets of bombings and looting, with the aim to destroy capacity to govern.

Even worse is the humanitarian consequence. Today, 5.2 million Tigrayans, about 85% of the region’s population, need aid to survive, but it is not reaching them. Food and emergency assistance from the UN and international organisations is obstructed by federal red tape and Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers. Hundreds of thousands are in danger of dying from starvation this summer. We may soon again see images of mass death in Tigray, similar to those from the famine that took place during the Ethiopian civil war and inspired the Live Aid concert in 1985.

Human rights experts believe there is reason to declare genocide in Tigray, when analysing the political intentions behind the systematic mass murders of civilians, sexual violence and more. The patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox church has said that the government is carrying out a genocide. The final legal conclusion must however be for a future international criminal tribunal.

What then is the responsibility of the Nobel committee towards someone who uses the prize to legitimise genocidal warfare against his own people? Did they undertake a comprehensive risk assessment before giving the prize to an incumbent prime minister who was not democratically elected in a country that has always been an authoritarian state? Or is this, in hindsight, something the committee could not have foreseen?

Last year, the Nobel committee came out in defence of the laureate, reasserting its position on the prize

Already, in early 2019, the reforms in Ethiopia and the peace process with Eritrea were known to have lost momentum. Liberal political reforms in the country were backsliding. Some also warned that the peace prize itself could destabilise rather than consolidate the region.

After the war began, I had a call from a high-ranking Ethiopian official: “I will always hold the Nobel committee responsible for destroying our country,” he said. “After Abiy received the peace prize, he viewed this as a recognition of his politics and would no longer listen to objections or the dangers of recentralised power in Ethiopia.”

There is international criticism of Abiy’s candidature and the committee’s “non-stance” on any crimes against humanity by military forces under the command of a Nobel laureate. But the committee has stayed silent, carrying on a century’s tradition of refusing to discuss the judging process. Last year, in reaction to Abiy’s decision to postpone the 2020 elections indefinitely, the Nobel committee came out in defence of the laureate, reasserting its position on the prize. Now, after the outbreak of war, members of the committee remain disinclined to discuss their original assessment.

Initiatives by Ethiopian diaspora organisations to hold the Nobel committee legally liable for the award’s consequences have further damaged the reputation of the Nobel prize.

On the guidelines enshrined in Nobel rules is that once a prize is awarded, it cannot be withdrawn. So how could the committee express its condemnation of the war and the politics of Abiy should it wish to? All members have an individual responsibility – it is not officially known whether any voted against. They should therefore acknowledge this, collectively resign, and let the Norwegian parliament appoint a new committee.

As a collective action, it would be perceived as taking responsibility for the error – and as a protest against the war.

At the same time, the Nobel Institute should upgrade its expertise, undertake comprehensive risk assessments and analyse relevant conflicts and contexts on which awards are based. It seems clear that procedures failed in awarding Abiy the prize.

In appointing a new committee, Norway’s political parties must drop the tradition to nominate retired politicians. This would provide the much-needed arm’s length between the prize and the Norwegian political elite. International members should be brought in, with expertise in what the prize is actually about: war and peace, international law, human rights. The Nobel name carries international weight and a committee with world-class capabilities should protect it.

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👉 የሚከተለው ከዚህ ቪዲዮ ጋር በተያያዘ ባለፈው ጥቅምት ወር መግቢያ ላይ የቀረበ ጽሑፍ እና ቪዲዮ ነው። ሁሉም ነገር ሲከሰት ዓይናችን እያየው ነው፦

የኖቤል ሰላም ሽልማት የጀነሳይድ ቀብድ ነው | ዘንድሮ ደግሞ በረሃብ ሊቀጡን ነው”

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The Guardian | Eritrean Soldiers Killed 19 Civilians in Latest Tigray Atrocity

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 1, 2021

Eritrean soldiers killed 19 civilians in a village at the foot of an internationally celebrated rock-hewn church in Tigray three weeks ago, witnesses, relatives and local residents have claimed, the latest alleged atrocity in the war-torn Ethiopian region.

Most of the victims in the alleged attack were women and young children.

The killings were perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in a small rural settlement on steep slopes below the fifth-century stone church of Abuna Yemata on 8 May, according to multiple testimonies viewed by the Guardian.

Troops from Eritrea are fighting in Tigray on the side of Ethiopian government forces, in defiance of international calls for their withdrawal.

The soldiers were scouts from an Eritrean military unit whose task was to track down fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the region’s former ruling party.

The reported massacre is the latest in a series of alleged atrocities since the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel peace prize, launched a military offensive in November to “restore the rule of law” by ousting the TPLF, after a surprise attack on a federal army base.

Though he vowed the conflict would be brief, more than six months later fighting continues and reports of atrocities are proliferating, amid warnings of an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.

Several thousand people are feared to have died in such killings, which have been accompanied by a wave of sexual violence and the displacement of up to 2 million people.

This new report of what appears to have been the cold-blooded killing of unarmed civilians, including young children, will add to international pressure on Ethiopian authorities for a ceasefire to stem such abuses and allow humanitarian aid into Tigray.

All actors in the conflict have been accused of human rights abuses but Eritrean troops appear to have been responsible for a high proportion.

The description of the behaviour of the Eritrean troops at Abuna Yemata seen by the Guardian fits with previous reports of other such incidents in Tigray.

The testimony comes primarily from three individuals but is difficult to confirm in all its aspects. One source heard details from a woman who survived some hours after the attack, while the others gathered accounts from close friends, including a man whose wife was killed.

According to the accounts, the casualties were from three families who had spent the night in their homes before setting out to hide with the men from the village during the day.

The scouts came at 8am to the small hamlet, which comprises only a handful of homesteads, and were suspicious of an unusually large store of edible crops, according to the testimony. The foodstuff was the produce of several households that had been gathered for safekeeping.

The soldiers accused the villagers of being supporters of the TPLF insurgents and gathered them together in a field near a small river. One shot the two men in the group, aged 45 and 78, then others opened fire on the remainder. There are different reports of the number of attackers.

A larger group of Eritrean soldiers who arrived after the shootings reprimanded the scouts responsible for the killings, according to one account.

When the male residents of the village returned after some hours in hiding, they found the dead and injured. An infant was among the dead and nine members of one family were killed, a list of the names suggests.

The testimony matches accounts given by relatives of two children, aged six and four, who were injured in the attack but survived. Both were transported to a hospital in Mekelle, a journey that took a week due to road closures and the remote location of the alleged massacre.

The testimony also refers to a series of fierce clashes between TPLF and Eritrean forces in the area of the alleged massacre. Independent observers consulted by the Guardian have confirmed that these occurred at the locations indicated. Civilians were killed in shelling in the town of Hawzen, less than 5km from the scene of the alleged massacre, a day before it occurred.

Eritrean and Ethiopian forces are thought to have suffered significant casualties in the clashes in and around Hawzen and villages near the Abuna Yemata church in early May, though exact totals are unknown. Atrocities have frequently been committed in the aftermath of fighting as troops seek to establish control over populations or strategic landmarks and seek revenge.

In April the Guardian reported that almost 2,000 people had been killed in more than 150 massacres in Tigray, according to researchers. The oldest victims were in their 90s and the youngest were infants.

The worst perpetrators were Eritrean troops fighting alongside Ethiopian forces, though all armed actors are accused of committing atrocities.

Multiple witnesses, survivors of rape, officials and aid workers have said Eritrean soldiers have been seen throughout Tigray, sometimes clad in faded Ethiopian army fatigues.

Eritrean troops entered Tigray from its neighbouring state at the beginning of the offensive last year to reinforce the federal government’s forces. It is unclear whether they have remained with the consent of Addis Ababa.

Unicef said on Tuesday that children were paying “a terrible price” in the conflict.

“The magnitude and gravity of child rights violations taking place across Tigray show no sign of abating, nearly seven months since fighting broke out in northern Ethiopia,” the UN agency said.

In a speech to the UN security council last week, Sonia Farrey, the UK political coordinator at the UN, described a growing risk of famine, in part due to the conduct of hostilities.

“Armed parties continue to routinely prevent the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Aid which is delivered is often being taken from those in need to feed soldiers. Agricultural production is being targeted. Imports of vital communications equipment are being delayed. This is not a matter of interfering in sovereign internal affairs, but about observing the binding obligations on all states under international humanitarian law,” she said.

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#ChristianGenocide | A Massacre in Abuna Yemata Guh, at The Foot of The Famous Rock-Hewn Church

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 24, 2021

✞✞✞የአቡነ ይምዓታ ጉህ ቤተክርስቲያን ጭፍጨፋ ✞✞✞

ዓርብ ሚያዝያ ፳፱/፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.ም ፤ ፲፱/19 ክርስቲያን አባቶች፣ እናቶች እና ሕፃናት/ጨቅላዎችን ጨምሮ ባሰቃቂ መልክ ተገድለው የሰማዕትነትን አክሊል ሲቀዳጁ፤ ሁለቱ ደግሞ ክፉኛ ቆስለው ሕክምና እየተደረገላቸው ነው።

✞✞✞ነፍሳቸውን በቅዱሳኑ ዕቅፍ ያኑርንል ከማህበረ ፃድቃን ይደምርልን!✞✞✞

💭 እየተገድሉ ያሉት ክርስቲያኖች ብቻ መሆናቸውን እየመዘገብነው ነው፤ ኢትዮጵያዊነት የሌለው አብዛኛው “ኢትዮጵያዊ” የተባለ ብሔር ብሔረሰብ ይህን በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ እየእካሄደ ያለውን ጭፍጨፋ ይፈልገዋል፤ ፺/90% . ባይፈልገው ኖሮ ይህ በኬሚካል መሳሪያዎች ሳይቀር እየተፈጸመ ያለው ጭፍጨፋ በአንድ ቀን ውስጥ በቆመ ነበር፤ ግን የኦሮሞዎች፣ አማራዎች እና የደቡብ ብሔር ብሔረሰቦች ፍላጎት ይህ አይደለም፤ ዋናው ዓላማቸው የትግራይን ክርስቲያኖች ከምድረ ገጽ ማጥፋት ነው። ከዓመታት በፊት ሲሰማኝ የነበረ ስሜት ነው፤ ኦሮሞዎች እና ኦሮማራዎች የኑክሌር ቦምብ ወይም ተመሳሳይ የጅምላ ማጥፊያ መሳሪያዎች ቢኖሯቸው በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ወዲያው ከመጠቀም ወደ ኋላ አይሉም፤ የምጽፈውንን በደንብ አውቀዋለሁና በዚህ ፻/100% እርግጠኛ ነኝ። ኢትዮጵያ በጎሳዎች እንድትከለል መደረጉ ያበረከተልን ትልቅ ነገር ቢኖር በጎሳ ደረጃ ማን ማን እንደሆነ፣ ምን ምን እንደሆነ ለይተን እንድናውቅና ለውደፊቱ እንድንጠነቀቅ መፍቀዱ ነው። አዎ! የመንፈስ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው ጎሳዎች የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ካላቸው ጎሳዎች ጋር፤ ወደ መንፈሳዊ ሕይወት እንዲመጡ እስካልተደረጉ/እስካልተገደዱ ድረስ፤ እንኳን በአንድ አገር አብረው ሊኖሩ፤ በጉርብትናም እንኳን መኖር አይገባቸውም፤ በተለይ በዚህ በምንገኝበት በዘመን ፍጻሜ!

Gebrehiwet Gebreanenya and Abraha Gebreanenya are two married brothers who live in the house of their parents with their elderly father Gebreanenya Gebreegziabher, their wives and children. Gebrehiwet and his wife Tsegu Gebremichael had two children, Samrawit and Yordanos; and Abraha, his elder brother, and his wife Hiwet Birhane, had four children: Mahlet, Zufan, Rahel and a not-yet-christened baby. Both of them are farmers and everyday they move with their cattle to grazing lands and waters, only coming back to spend the night at home.

On Friday, May 7, 2021, a fighting took place between Eritrean and Tigrayan forces in the village of Abune Y’ma’eta Guh, at the foot of the famous rock-hewn church. The village residents all fled to the mountains and spent the day in caves. In the evening, when the fighting stopped, they came down to their village to spend the night in their homes. The next day, on Saturday, Gebrehiwet and Abraha discussed the plan for the day and as usual left with their cattle. The plan was for their wives, their children and their elderly father to join the other village residents and flee to the caves as they did the day before. Everyone was preparing food, water and other essentials for the day and early around 8 AM, just when they were about to leave the village, Eritrean troops unexpectedly came to the village, visited the houses, dragged the civilians out and massacred them in their farmlands. They shot 21 people in total and 19 of them died, two survived but in severely wounded condition. Seven of the killed are children under the age of 10, one of them a one-month-old baby. They killed everyone they found in the village.

The victims included 9 members of the Gebreaneneya family and 12 others. These are: Akebom Gebresilassie, Amit Abadi, Gidey Gebreqorqos , Awetash Tsadiq, Tsegu Gebreegzibher with her son, Tekle Gebrehiet, Alemtsehay Gidey (her son severely wounded). Birhan Abraha (with her two children). Alemtsehay’s father, Gidey, was killed by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers back in November.

When Gebrehiwet and Abraha came back in the evening, they found 8 members of the household massacred in a field some 20 minutes-walk away from their house. Their father Gebreanenya, Abraha’s wife and his four children including the not-yet-christened baby were all killed. Gebrehiwet’s wife Tsegu and his 2-year-old daughter Yordanos were also killed. His daughter Samrawit was wounded by bullets and machete, but she survived.

The troops first shot Samrawit on her right thigh and leg. When they knew she was not dead, they used machete to injure her right thigh and leg. Samrawit is four and half years old. Her father brought her to Ayder on foot through Agoza-Tsigereda route because the Megab – Abraha we Atsbeha route was occupied by the troops. Some other men from the village helped him carry her in an improvised stretcher. They started the journey on Thursday May 13 (05/09/2013 ዓ/ም) and arrived at Ayder Referral Hospital on Saturday May 15. They were lucky to find a car on the way from Tsigereda to Wukro, which brought them to Mekelle.

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#TigrayGenocide | Africans are Being Massacred & The World is Ignoring it

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 6, 2021

Biden’s Brewing Problem in Ethiopia

War broke out in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in November. Five months later, the scale of the carnage, destruction, and destabilisation is becoming evident.

The spark for the fighting was an attack on army bases by soldiers loyal to the region’s ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front which was at odds with the federal government headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. But wars don’t happen overnight: the European Union, International Crisis Group, and many others issued warnings. Most worryingly, Eritrea — with whom Prime Minister Abiy had made a much-heralded peace agreement in 2018 — had a scarcely-hidden war plan.

Abiy’s initial goal was cutting the TPLF down to size. But his coalition partners’ war aims appear to go much further. For Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki, the aim is nothing less than the extermination of any Tigrayan political or economic capability. For the militia from the neighboring Amhara region it is a land grab — described by the U.S. State Department as “ethnic cleansing.”

Since then, we have learned of massacres, mass rape, ransacking of hospitals, and hunger as a weapon of war. It’s an urgent humanitarian crisis—and a threat to international peace and security.

For the first month, the Trump administration endorsed the war, backing up Abiy’s depiction of it as a domestic “law enforcement operation” and praising Eritrea for ‘restraint’ — at a time when divisions of the Eritrean army had poured over the border and reports of their atrocities were already filtering out.

The Biden administration is building a sensible policy — but is hampered by the slow process of putting its senior team in place. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made reasonable demands. President Biden dispatched Senator Chris Coons to convey how seriously Washington is taking the crisis. A special envoy for the Horn of Africa — reported to be the senior diplomat Jeffrey Feldman — is due to be appointed, short-cutting the process of confirming an Assistant Secretary of State for Africa. The new USAID Director Samantha Power, a passionate advocate of action against mass atrocity, is awaiting confirmation.

The Ethiopian government is providing just enough of a plausible impression of compliance to postpone or dilute effective action

But Biden’s approach is not working. To be precise, the Ethiopian government is providing just enough of a plausible impression of compliance to postpone or dilute effective action.

Blinken’s first demand was that Eritrean forces should withdraw. This pushed Abiy — after months of dissembling — to admit that the Eritrean army was actually present and that he would request Pres. Isaias to pull them back. Abiy’s problem is that if Eritrea withdraws, he loses Tigray: the Tigrayan resistance would overwhelm his depleted army. Isaias is a veteran operator and he has prepared for this: his security agents and special forces are now so strategically placed inside Ethiopia that Abiy’s fragile government would be endangered if he withdrew.

Second, the U.S. insisted on a ceasefire and political negotiations. This is essential to stop the battlefield slaughter — thousands were killed in combat in March—and the ongoing scorched earth campaign that is reducing Tigray’s economy to the stone age. But Abiy rejected this. He and Isaias appear determined to try one more offensive to vanquish the Tigrayan Defense Forces. What they fail to see is that inflicting atrocities only stiffens the resolve of the Tigrayans to fight back. Speaking on April 3 Abiy belatedly conceded that a “difficult and tiresome” guerrilla war is in prospect — but he has made no mention of peace talks.

Third, Blinken demanded unfettered humanitarian access for international relief agencies to provide food and medicine for to the starving. He might have added, without a pause in the fighting, farmers cannot prepare their lands for cultivation. The agricultural cycle brooks no delay: ploughing needs to begin soon, before the rains come in June. If there’s no harvest this year, hunger will deepen.

The World Food Program and international agencies are reaching about 1.2 million of the 4.5 million people estimated to need emergency relief. But there are reports that as soon as food is distributed, soldiers sweep through and take it from civilians at gunpoint. The aid effort is, at the moment, too little and too late.

Last, there should be an independent investigation into reports of atrocities, which the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has begun, but in partnership with the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. This has the drawback that it’s unrealistic to expect the staff of an Ethiopian government body—whatever their personal integrity—to withstand the personal pressure that the authorities will put on them. And many Tigrayans will automatically reject their findings as biased.

The United States has other policies in this complicated mix too. Last year, the Treasury took on the task of trying to mediate in the Nile Waters dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt. Abiy inherited a huge dam, under construction on the Blue Nile, from his predecessors. It’s a point of national pride, the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s development. Egypt sees any upstream state controlling the Nile waters as an existential threat.

To protect the “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” project, Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs had constructed a coalition of African riparian states, which isolated Egypt and minimised the danger of direct confrontation.

Abiy upended this: 18 months ago he went into direct talks with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who invited the United States to mediate — confident that the Trump administration would lean his way. Sudan, the other party to the talks, had no option but to line up with Cairo and Washington. By the time he had realised his error, Abiy was stuck, and the scenario foreseen by his diplomats was unfolding: Ethiopia was the one isolated as Egypt pressed home its advantage and the United States suspended some aid. Since then the talks have repeatedly broken down, with each side escalating its rhetoric.

The African peace and security order lies wrecked

To compound the error, in preparing for his assault on Tigray, Abiy antagonised Sudan. A few days before the war, he asked Sudanese leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to seal the Sudanese border. He hadn’t anticipated that this would trample over a delicate live-and-let-live border agreement, whereby the Sudanese allowed Ethiopian farmers to cultivate land inside their territory. They were ethnic Amharas. In sealing the frontier, the Sudanese troops drove those villagers out — enraging the powerful Amhara regional government and igniting a needless border conflict.

To complicate the picture still further, Isaias’s planned axis of autocracy extends through Ethiopia to Somalia. A painstaking process of stabilising and reconstructing Somalia is imperiled by President Mohamed Farmajo’s failure to agree an electoral timetable with the opposition, and refusal to step down when his term of office expired in February. Farmajo’s special presidential forces have been trained in Eritrea and many Somalis believe that he plans to use them to impose a military solution on his rivals.

The African peace and security order lies wrecked. The African Union has failed to act. Ethiopian diplomacy and pressure (the organisation’s headquarters are in Addis Ababa) has kept Ethiopia’s war and Eritrea’s destabilisation of the wider region off the AU agenda. Abiy rebuffed African mediators and convinced enough of his fellow African leaders that it was a purely domestic affair to prevent an African consensus position against the war.

At the centre of the chaos is Abiy, at every turn he has blundered

In turn, Africa’s inaction gave a green light to Russia and China to threaten to veto any resolution at the UN Security Council. Last month, the U.S. tried and failed this route. This passes the baton to the U.S. and Europe acting alone — at the G7 last week and next week at the Spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

At the centre of this chaos is Abiy. At every turn he has blundered. He has overpromised, mistaken image for reality, made needless enemies and locked himself into dangerous alliances. Those who once embraced his rhetoric of reform and peacemaking are looking naïve at best. He’s not a consensus-builder, rather an agent of polarisation. Perhaps most significantly for the incoming U.S. diplomatic team, the Ethiopian leader has demonstrated an explosive combination of hubris and poor judgement that make him an unreliable interlocutor — sitting atop a fragile country of 110 million people in a volatile region.

There’s no obvious solution: it’s a problem from hell.

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US Senators Meet Tigrayan Refugees in Sudan | የአሜሪካ ሴናተሮች በሱዳን ከትግራይ ስደተኞች ጋር ተገናኙ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 6, 2021

Delegation members have met some of the refugees who have fled across the border to escape the conflict in neighbouring Tigray at Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s Gadarif state.

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#TigrayGenocide | Do African Lives Not Matter as Much as Those Experiencing Conflict in Other Countries?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 18, 2021

🔥 “More Has To Be Done By The U S & Its Allies to Address Atrocities in Tigray

Transcript: Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield on “Face the Nation,” April 18, 2021

MARGARET BRENNAN: Ambassador, I really want to ask you about Tigray. You said this week to the UN Security Council, “Do African lives not matter as much as those experiencing conflict in other countries?” You were challenging them because of the systemic rape, the gang rapes that are being carried out against young girls in Tigray, in this conflict area in Ethiopia and Eritrea. This has been well-documented. It’s been called ethnic cleansing by the United States. Why haven’t we heard from President Biden and Vice President Harris about this concern? What is the US doing?

AMB. THOMAS-GREENFIELD: Well, I think you have heard from President Biden because you’ve heard from me and you’ve heard from Secretary Blinken. President Biden has engaged with the Ethiopian government. Secretary Blinken has engaged with the Ethiopian government. President Biden sent a presidential emissary, Senator Coons, to have discussions with the Ethiopian government and lay out our concerns about the horrific situation in Tigray. And as the U.S. representative on the Security Council, I thought it was important that the Security Council’s voice also be added to the voices of concern about the situation there. We have seen these descriptions–

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, you are clearly saying what’s being done is not enough.

AMB. THOMAS-GREENFIELD: It is not enough, and that’s why I raised it in the Security Council, because I think we have to make sure that the victims hear our voices, but also the perpetrators know that we are concerned and that we’re watching this situation like we’re looking and- and addressing situations elsewhere in the world. So, yes, I agree with you. More has to be done. And that was the purpose of my raising this issue.

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የኦሮማራዎች ጭካኔ | በእነ ጥላሁን ገሠሠ የአቴቴ መንፈስ የተለከፈችው አዝማሪት ቤተልሔም ዳኛቸው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 12, 2021

👉 የኦሮማራ ወታደሮች አረመኔነት በመቀሌ። እሺ! ግን ቀናቸው በጣም የተቆጠረ ነው! ትግራዋያን እስከ ጂማና ጎንደር ዘልቀው ይህን ካልተበቀሉ ወንዶች አይደሉም!

👉 ክፍል ፪. ☆ አቴቴ አዝማሪ ቤተልሔም ዳኛቸው / ኦሮማራ☆

በትግራይ ላይ የሚፈጸመውን ጀነሳይድ ትኩረት ለማዞርና ትግራዋይንም ለመኮንን ስትል፤ ያው! ኦሮሞንም ወቅሻለሁ!” የትግራይ ተዋህዷውያንን እየጨፈጨፉ ያሉት ግን ኦሮሞ እና አማራዎች ናቸው። የቃኤል/አቴቴ መንፈስ ያቅበዘብዛል! አማራው ከትግሬ/ከተዋሕዶ ይነጠል እንጂ ኦሮሞም አብሮ ቢወቀስ ችግር የለም!” መሀመዳውያኑ አጥፍቶጠፊዎች ለእስላማዊቷ ኡማቸው ሲሉ ጠላትከሚሉት ጋር አብረው እንደሚሞቱም ኦሮሞዎችም ለእስላማዊት ኦሮሚያ ሲሉ ተመሳሳይ ስልት ይጠቀማሉ። አዎ! የዋቄዮአላህ ልጆች ናቸውና።

ሴትየዋም የዚሁ መንፈስ ሰለባ ነች፤ ዱሮ በእነ ጥላሁን ገሰሰ እና ብዙነሽ በቀለ ዛሬ ደግሞ በእነ አጫሉ ድምጽ (በፍቅር ለምትወዷቸው ይቅርታና፤ ሁሉም የአቴቴ ፍዬል ድምጽ ነበራቸው) አማካኝነት ሲበተን የነበረው የአቴቴ መንፈስ በብዙ ወገኖቻችን ላይ ዲያብሎሳዊ ስራውን ሰርቷል። በእነ ጥላሁን ገሠሠ የአቴቴ መንፈስ የተለከፈችው አዝማሪት ቤተልሔም ዳኛቸው በኦሮሞዎችና አማራዎች እየተጨፈጨፈ ያለውን የትግራይን ሕዝብ ከጨፍጫፊው ከኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ጋር እኩል ማድረጓ ምን ያህል በመንፈሱ እንደታወረች ይጠቁመናል። ገልቱና ቅሌታም የዋቄዮአላህአቴቴ ባሪያ!

ኦሮሞዎች/ኦሮማራዎች እባባዊ የሆነ ሁለትዮሽ አነጋገርና አካሄድ ነው ያላቸው። “ኢትዮጵያ ሱሴ ፣ ኦሮሚያ እናቴ፣” ትግራይን ሲጨፈጭፉ፣ “በወለጋም እኮ ጦርነት አለ” ይላሉ፣ ልክ አክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ሺህ ተዋሕዷውያንን እንደጨፈፉ፤ ወደ ውቅሮ አምርተው “አል-ነጃሺ” የተባለውን መስጊድም አጠቁት። በኦሮሚያ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናቱን ሲያቃጥሉ፤ ወደ ጎጃም አምርተው መስጊድ አቃጠሉ፣ እስክንድርን ሲያስሩት ጃዋርንም አሰሩት ወዘተ. ከንቱዎች!

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Massacre of Civilians By Abiy Ahmed’s Army on The Road From Mekelle to Adigrat

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 7, 2021

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እንደው እንደ ሚዳቋ?!😠😠😠 😢😢😢እዬ እዬ እዬ!

🔥 የጦር ወንጀለኛው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ፤ “ኦሮሞ እስኪነቃ ነው እንጂ፣ እስኪነሳ ነው እንጂ ሲነሳ ሚዳቋ አትበላንም፤ እኛ ዝሆን ነን፤ እንሰብራለን፤ እንበላለን፤ እንገዛለን፣ ሃሳብ አለን፤ ድርጅት አለን፤ ከአለም ጋር ግንኙነት አለን።

💭 Massacre Witnessed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

💭 ከመቀሌ ወደ አዲግራት በሚወስደው ጎዳና ላይ የግራኝ ወታደሮች የፈጸሙት እልቂት፤ በሜዴክንስ ሳንስ ፍሮንቴርስ (ኤም.ኤስ.ኤፍ) የተመሰከረለት

💭 ኤም.ኤስ.ኤፍ ሰራተኞቹ ምስክሮች እንዳሉት የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮች በትግራይ ውስጥ ሲቪሎችን ሲገድሉ አይተዋል።

MSF Says Staff Witness Ethiopian Troops Execute Civilians In Tigray

👉 ቢያንስ አራት ሰዎች ከህዝብ አውቶቡሶች ተጎትተው በመውጣት ሲገደሉ አይተናል

👉 Ethiopia: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières MSF staff attacked after witnessing killings by soldiers in Tigray

👉 At least four men were dragged off public buses and executed

We are horrified by the continued violence in Tigray, Ethiopia. This includes the extrajudicial killings of at least four men who were dragged off public buses and executed by soldiers, while our staff members were present, on Tuesday, March 23.

The latest incident took place on the road from Mekelle to Adigrat, where three MSF staff members were traveling in a clearly marked MSF vehicle. Along the journey they encountered what appeared to be the aftermath of an ambush of an Ethiopian military convoy by another armed group, in which soldiers were injured and killed. Military vehicles were still on fire.

Ethiopian soldiers at the scene stopped the MSF car and two public transport mini-buses driving behind it. The soldiers then forced the passengers to leave the mini-buses. The men were separated from the women, who were allowed to walk away. Shortly afterward, the men were shot.

The M S F team was allowed to leave the scene but saw the bodies of those killed on the side of the road. A short distance farther away, the MSF vehicle was stopped again by soldiers. They pulled the MSF driver out of the vehicle, beat him with the back of a gun and threatened to kill him. Eventually the driver was allowed to get back into the vehicle and the team could return to Maekkaellae.

This horrific event further underscores the need for the protection of civilians during this ongoing conflict, and for armed groups to respect the delivery of humanitarian assistance, including medical aid. Our teams are still reeling from witnessing the senseless loss of lives from this latest attack.

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