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Prof. Nyssen: Genocider Abiy Ahmed Must Go to The ICC For Commiting Genocide in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 19, 2022

💭 ቤልጂጋዊው የመልክዓ ምድር (ጂዖግራፊ) ፕሮፌሰር ያን ኒሰን “የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ፈጻሚው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ በትግራይ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ለፈጸመው ግፍና ወንጀል ሁሉ ወደ ዓለም ዓቀፍ ፍርድ ቤት መሄድ አለበት።”

💭 My Note: Please get rid of that Luciferian/ Chinese Flag immediately / እባካችሁ ያን የሉሲፈራሪያኑን / የቻይናን ባንዲራ ባፋጣኝ አስወግዱት!

💭 Professor Jan Nyssen’s Speech at the “Save Tigray” demonstration in Brussels, 14 November 2022

👉 Prof. Jan Nyssen, Ghent University, Belgium

Good day to all!

All of us are very sad. We haven’t heard from our friends and relatives in Tigray for one or two years. We all know people who have died before their age. And we are alone: besides some smaller countries, NGOs and individuals, the international community has let Tigray down. Among the smaller countries that have understood the suffering of Tigray, there is Ireland. Ethiopia has direly punished them for that. But why is Ireland taking such a principled attitude? In my understanding, that is because, just like Tigray, Ireland knows what famine is. Just like Tigray, Ireland knows what it is to have an imperial neighbor. Ireland was living on the side of imperial Britain, Tigray is living on the side of imperial Ethiopia.

We are two weeks after the Pretoria agreements, and the humanitarian aid has not arrived – humanitarian aid should be there in any case, it should not even have been part of the peace negotiations.

We have calculated that 5 to 10% of the Tigray civilians have died due to massacres and starvation; to that you may add the numerous young fighters who took up weapons not to defend a party but to defend their families, their mothers and sisters from the killer armies.

Yesterday (13 November 2022), the Ethiopian chief of staff, Berhanu Jula said that “Tigray has been sufficiently punished”. What does that mean “Tigray has been sufficiently punished”? Let it sink in: “Tigray has been sufficiently punished”! So this was indeed a war against Tigray and not a war against TPLF! We have proven since the beginning that this is a war against Tigray, and not just a war to capture 128 individuals, or so, as Abiy claimed.

Abiy Ahmed is the main responsible, he has invited the Amhara fanos and Isayas. I listed their programme on my poster boards. But then, so many people have been killed, so many war crimes. The whole diplomatic world knows it, they express concerns after concerns but they do not take action. Are our governments really that naïve?

I think that they are more concerned with big business than with nitty gritty things like humanity and war crimes. At global scale we have the IMF which was just waiting for the Pretoria paperwork to give new loans to the Ethiopian government. But even here at the scale of Belgium: one of our Belgian MPs, Samuel Cogolati, has proposed to sanction the Ethiopian regime by curtailing the landing rights for Ethiopian Airlines. It would be a sanction that does not hurt the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia, because they cannot afford international air travel anyway. But what do we hear then as feedback from our government circles? “Oh, but we should not be tough on Ethiopia, otherwise they will shift their cargo flights from Liège in Belgium to Maastricht in The Netherlands; and we’ll lose income”… That’s how far the complicity is going, that is Realpolitik.

Regardless of complicity, from a moral point of view, we are convinced that Abiy should go to the ICC. If Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan has been sent to the ICC for the Darfur genocide -rightly so- then why should Abiy not go to the ICC for the Tigray genocide? We have to continue insisting on that. We are working now to prepare a comparative table between the Darfur genocide and the Tigray genocide. Both from the point of view of the theoretical aspects, and the numbers of victims.

Now, back to Berhanu Jula’s “Tigray has been sufficiently punished”. The second message that we hear would then be “OK now we are going to stop punishing Tigray”. Can we believe that? Can we believe that now, all of a sudden, they are going to stop punishing Tigray, like they say? You don’t trust them. I don’t trust them. The people in Tigray don’t trust them. We have seen the imagery of the Mehabere Dego massacre. That massacre was filmed, but for instance I know three sites around my town of Hagere Selam where similar massacres took place, but that were not filmed, yet the massacres took place in the same way. So the people know very well what ENDF is, they cannot trust it. There are no international observers; it should be full with UN people to see what is going on.

I have discussed with colleagues about the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Did you know that in 1993, there were the Arusha accords between both warring parties. But the main wave of the [Rwandan] genocide came after the agreement. So, better to be aware, it is not because there is an agreement that the genocide will stop. If something goes wrong, it can all run bad again. There are no mechanisms to enforce this agreement.

So, we are here, we feel like we are left alone. But we must continue to raise awareness, to talk to politicians. I am also urging you very much to reach out to the general public. You would be surprised by the number of people in Belgium, but also in the surrounding countries who still don’t know that there is a war in Tigray. We have to integrate with the fellow students, with the community where you are living and to bring them to events like this.

I also want to say: forget about party politics. It is Tigray as a whole that is being martyred. You and I should act in defense of Tigray. Last but not least, I wish to thank you for being the advocates of your people, and, let’s continue the struggle.

👉 Courtesy: Tghat


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My Grandmother’s Nazi Killer Evaded Justice. Modern War Criminals Like Abiy Ahmed Must Not

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 20, 2021

Who has stood trial, or will stand trial, for the appalling abuses committed against the Uyghurs in China, the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Yazidi in Iraq, or the people of Tigray in Ethiopia? How many mass murderers are walking free in Rwanda, or Syria?

As the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials approaches, Ilse Cohn’s grandson calls for international law to ensure those committing atrocities today face retribution.

The man who ordered the murder of my grandmother never stood trial for the crime. Nor did he stand trial for any of the other 137,000 murders he ordered during five short months in 1941.

I know who he was. His name was Karl Jäger, and he was the commander of a Nazi execution squad in Lithuania, where my 44-year-old grandmother had been deported from her home town in Germany. He is just one of several hundred thousand men and women who were never brought to justice for the part they played in the Nazi holocaust. It’s estimated that up to a million people were directly or indirectly involved in holocaust atrocities, yet only a tiny fraction – perhaps no more than 1% – were ever prosecuted.

Next month marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal at which 24 of the most senior Nazi leaders stood trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It was the first such trial in history, described at the time as “a shining light for justice”.

A dozen other trials followed – of bankers, lawyers, doctors and others – but according to Mary Fulbrook, professor of German history at University College London, once the Nuremberg process was over, the West Germans prosecuted only 6,000 people for their part in Nazi crimes, of whom some 4,000 were convicted.

Most holocaust perpetrators, such as Jäger, a music-loving SS colonel who ordered the murder of my grandmother and so many others, simply melted back into their community. Jäger, for example, led a quiet, inconspicuous life as a farmer in the German town of Waldkirch, not far from the borders with France and Switzerland, until he was finally arrested in 1959. He hanged himself in his prison cell with a length of electric cable before he could be brought to trial.

So why was Nuremberg, and the handful of other war crimes trials that followed, the exception rather than the rule?

First, because by 1945, large parts of Germany were a smouldering ruin. Millions of people were homeless, so the emphasis was primarily on reconstruction. And who was available to take charge in the “new Germany” if not the very same officials (supposedly de-Nazified) who had served under the Nazis?

Second, because with the start of the cold war and fears of Soviet domination in Europe, both the US and Britain believed that confronting the Soviet threat was more important than hunting down thousands of Nazis. Justice would have to take a back seat.

None of which excuses why, even today, so few perpetrators of the most egregious crimes against humanity are pursued and convicted. It’s true that Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić are both serving long prison sentences for their role in the atrocities of the war in Bosnia. The former Liberian president Charles Taylor is incarcerated after being convicted of what the judge at his trial in The Hague called ‘some of the most heinous and brutal crimes in recorded human history’, and the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré, died of Covid-19 last month while serving a life sentence for human rights abuses.

But, like Nuremberg, they are the exceptions. Who has stood trial, or will stand trial, for the appalling abuses committed against the Uyghurs in China, the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Yazidi in Iraq, or the people of Tigray in Ethiopia? How many mass murderers are walking free in Rwanda, or Syria?

The anniversary of the Nuremberg verdicts offers an opportunity to revisit the debate over war crimes prosecutions, both past and future. It also marks the October release of a major new documentary film called Getting Away With Murder(s) which shines a spotlight on some of the thousands of unpunished Nazi war criminals who escaped after 1945 and lived the rest of their lives undisturbed, some of them in Britain.

Full disclosure: after the film’s director, David Wilkinson, read an article I wrote in the Observer three years ago, he invited me to appear in the film, visiting the site of my grandmother’s death.)

Seventy-five years after Nuremberg, at a time when war crimes are still being committed with shameful alacrity, it is more important than ever to re-emphasise the need to collect evidence when such crimes are committed, and to reaffirm the principle that they should never go unpunished.

History matters. We can learn from past mistakes, which is why in Germany, under the doctrine of “universal jurisdiction”, a Syrian doctor is now on trial charged with crimes against humanity for torturing people in military hospitals. In the Netherlands, another Syrian was sentenced last July to 20 years in prison, accused of being a member of the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida affiliate. In Sweden, a former Iranian deputy public prosecutor is currently on trial over the mass execution and torture of prisoners in the 1980s.



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#TigrayGenocide | Grave Humanitarian Crisis is Unfolding in Ethiopia | National Geographic

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 1, 2021

I never saw hell before, but now I have.”

The only roads open in besieged Tigray, a semi-autonomous federal state in northern Ethiopia, lead to endless tales of darkness. Most roads north and south from Tigray’s capital of Mekele have been closed to journalists and humanitarian aid. Burnt-out tanks and looted ambulances stripped of engines and wheels line the road west. Patches of towering eucalyptus trees give way to rocky, untilled fields—and checkpoint after checkpoint manned by Ethiopian troops. Soldiers from neighboring Eritrea saunter casually through villages, marking their presence.

Almost everyone in the region has a story to share, but few will show their faces on camera. Fear is everywhere.

Araya Gebretekle had six sons. Four of them were executed while harvesting millet in their fields on the outskirts of the town of Abiy Addi in west Tigray. Araya says Ethiopian soldiers approached five of his sons with their guns raised; as his children begged for their lives in the fields—explaining they were simply farmers—a female soldier ordered them dead. They pleaded for the troops to spare one of the brothers in order to help their elderly father work the fields. The soldiers let the youngest—a 15-year-old—go free. He lived to recount the story to his parents. Now, says Araya, “my wife is staying at home always crying. I haven’t left the house until today, and every night I dream of them.… There were six sons. I asked the oldest one to be there, too, but thank God he refused.”

Kesanet Gebremichael wails as nurses try to change the bandages and clean the wounds on her charred flesh at Ayder Hospital in the regional capital Mekele. The 13-year-old was inside her home in the village of Ahferom, near Aksum, when it was hit by long-range artillery. “My house was destroyed in the fire,” says her mother, Genet Asmelash. “My child was inside.” The girl suffered burns on more than 40 percent of her body.

Senayit was raped by soldiers on two separate occasions—in her home in Edagahamus, and as she tried to flee to Mekele with her 12-year-old son. (The names of the rape victims mentioned in this story are pseudonyms.) The second time, she was pulled from a minibus, drugged, and brought to a military base, where she was tied to a tree and sexually assaulted repeatedly over the course of 10 days. She fell in and out of consciousness from the pain, exhaustion, and trauma. At one point, she awoke to a horrifying sight: Her son, along with a woman and her new baby, were all dead at her feet. “I saw my son with blood from his neck,” she says. “I saw only his neck was bleeding. He was dead.” Senayit crumpled into her tears, her fists clenched against her face, and howled a visceral cry of pain and sadness, unable to stop weeping. “I never buried him,” she screamed, between sobs. “I never buried him.”

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Tigray: Call it Genocide, Prosecute Its Leaders and End It

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 29, 2021

The Tigrayan people should not, must not, wait for one century, one year or even one more day for the world to acknowledge their plight and rescue them from obliteration.

On 26 May 2021, US President Joe Biden issued a bold statement on the raging crisis in Ethiopia, warning of escalating violence and the hardening of regional and ethnic divisions, including the “large-scale human rights abuses” and “widespread sexual violence” taking place in Tigray. But he stopped short of calling the appalling atrocities in Tigray by their true name: genocide.

Just one month earlier, Biden had righted an historic wrong by pronouncing the attempted extermination of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 to have been a “genocide.” The Armenians had waited 106 years for this rhetorical symbol of justice. The Nazis’ attempt to eradicate the Jewish people was not recognised until it was too late to do anything about it. Rwandans had to wait four full years to hear President Bill Clinton express “deep regret” that he had not declared the massacre in 1994 of a million of their compatriots a genocide. Biden’s condemnation sends a message of solidarity to Ethiopians everywhere and to the people of Tigray in particular. But it also risks igniting false hopes that the international community will now take decisive action to prevent the erasure of an entire nation.

For almost seven months now, the armies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, aided and abetted by extremist militias from the neighbouring Amhara ethnic group, have been engaged in a well-planned, deliberate and systematic genocide of the Tigrayan people. The government in Addis Ababa claims that the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) started the fighting with a surprise attack on a military garrison and that they must be brought to justice. The TPLF claims that a pre-emptive strike was necessary to disrupt the government’s pre-meditated war plans. But it no longer matters who fired the first shot or whether the ossified TPLF leadership should have anticipated that armed conflict could be used to justify their people’s extermination. Between November 2020 and March 2021, the University of Ghent, in Belgium, documented more than 150 massacres across Tigray, including victims as young as two years old and as old as 93; the killing has continued unabated.

Despite systematic government attempts to restrict humanitarian access and impose a media blackout, some courageous journalists, aid workers and activists have succeeded in reporting these atrocities. But most of Tigray remains inaccessible to outsiders and communications are severely restricted, so the vast majority of these crimes remain unknown and undocumented. As a medical doctor from Tigray who served in the regional capital of Mekelle during the first four months of the genocide before fleeing my country one month ago, I have watched this violence unfolding with my own eyes and I bear both personal and professional witness.

Mass murder is not enough for the masterminds of the atrocities in Tigray, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. Their armed forces and allied militias seek to exterminate the Tigrayan people by inducing mass starvation; they are burning crops and seeds, cutting trees, destroying agricultural implements, killing animals, and destroying small dams and irrigation canals, to cripple the agricultural sector. The troops grind any remaining foodstuff they find into the dirt or manure with their boots to make it inedible. In late May, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock estimated that “over 90% of the harvest was lost due to looting, burning, or other destruction, and that 80% of the livestock in the region were looted or slaughtered.”

I have watched this violence unfolding with my own eyes and I bear both personal and professional witness.

Reports by UN agencies and Tigray’s interim administration assert that more than 2.3 million people in the region are internally displaced, and 5.2 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. According to UNICEF, the number of severely malnourished children in Tigray has gone up nearly 90 per cent in the past week. Uncounted numbers of people have already died of hunger. But the Ethiopian government, the Eritrean Army, and Amhara forces are determined to block humanitarian efforts, impeding and obstructing access by aid agencies. At least eight aid workers have been killed in the last six months.

The coordinated ethnic cleansing by Ethiopia and Eritrean troops in collaboration with Amhara militias also involves erasing all traces of Tigrayan identity, a heritage that dates back to the Axumite kingdom of the 2nd Century CE. To this end, they have decreed the unrestricted use of mass rape, sexual slavery, and the traumatic sterilisation of Tigrayan women as instruments of war. As a doctor I have seen the unspeakable suffering of the victims of such sexual violence, including gratuitous mutilation and torture.

But these war crimes have a much broader and equally sinister strategic purpose: the total annihilation of Tigrayans as a people. According to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, some 1.2 million inhabitants of Western Tigray have been driven from their homes, many of them killed or incarcerated in concentration camps. The occupying authorities have officially annexed these territories and encouraged ethnic Amharas from Gojjam and Gonder regions to claim the lands, properties and assets abandoned by their rightful Tigrayan owners. While men are killed or interned, Tigrayan women and children under seven are forced to take Amhara identity if they wish to remain in their homes. Women are also forced to serve as concubines for Amhara militia so that they no longer bear children of Tigrayan descent. National census exercises in 1978 and 1994 indicated that the inhabitants of these zones were overwhelmingly Tigrigna speakers. If ethnic cleansing continues at this rate, Tigrayans could become a minority in their homeland before the end of this year.

The coordinated ethnic cleansing by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops in collaboration with Amhara militias also involves erasing all traces of Tigrayan identity.

Tigray’s unique contribution to Ethiopia’s national heritage is also being methodically obliterated. The ancient monasteries of Debredamo, Dengolat St Mary, and the Al Nejashi Mosque – possibly the oldest in Africa – have all been vandalised. Aksum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been razed and pillaged by Eritrean and Ethiopian troops.

The progress of this genocidal campaign beyond Tigray is hard to assess, but – as the Associated Press reported on 29 April – there is no question that Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia, and even beyond its borders, have been subjected to profiling, arbitrary arrest and detention, travel restrictions, dismissal from government posts and transfer to concentration camps. Tens of thousands of Tigrayan members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force have also been disarmed and detained on the grounds that they might pose some undefined security threat. Some have refused orders to return to Ethiopia from peacekeeping missions abroad for fear of persecution.

In addition to President Biden’s statement, the United States government and the European Union have both called for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of Eritrean and Amhara forces from Tigray, and have announced plans to impose travel restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials responsible for these atrocities, with the possibility of further sanctions to follow.

These are welcome measures, but they are in no way commensurate with the scale of the crimes being committed against the people of Tigray, the depth of human suffering or the depravity of men who seek to exterminate a nation of more than 6 million people.

If ethnic cleansing continues at this rate, Tigrayans could become a minority in their homeland before the end of this year.

Genocides, like other core international crimes, do not simply “happen” or “unfold”: they are premeditated, prepared, and perpetrated by individual leaders and their followers. The killers seek to dehumanise and displace the blame onto their victims, not only to make it easier for their forces to kill, but also to confound the international community, create confusion and buy time for the long, laborious work of mass murder.

As a medical professional, as a witness, and as a husband, father, brother, and son, I cannot accept that the dead, the maimed and the destitute survivors in Tigray be stripped of their humanity. I have tended to their horrifying wounds, shared their suffering, and buried their dead. Some sympathetic observers have encouraged me to publicly describe their injuries in detail so as to elicit global revulsion, but I believe that to do so would be a second desecration of these victims. No people, whatever the alleged sins of their erstwhile political masters, should ever have to face extermination like vermin or pests at the hands of their own government.

The Tigrayan people should not, must not, wait for one century, one year or even one more day for the world to acknowledge their plight and rescue them from obliteration. President Biden and other world leaders have a moral and legal duty to call this evil in Tigray by its true name, genocide, and to identify and prosecute those ultimately responsible for this most heinous of crimes – Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki. And then to act with ruthless efficiency and determination to end the genocide.



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Ethiopia-Tigray: Call for Referring Conflict-Related Sexual Violence to ICC

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 29, 2021

Although gender-based violence is largely underreported, at least 22,500 survivors of sexual violence in Tigray are estimated to seek clinical management of rape services. (UNFPA, 2021).

The perpetrators allegedly are Eritrean troops (33%), Ethiopian ENDF (44%), both Eritrean and ENDF (6%), and Amhara militia (6%). (Insecurity Insight, 30 March 2021)

This presentation was made at the Conference “Voices From Tigray: Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Against Women In Tigray”, organized by European External Programme With Africa (EEPA) on May 25th, 2021.

By Reinhard Jacobsen

The scale and brutality of crimes of conflict-related sexual violence against women committed in Tigray have drawn widespread condemnation from around the world.

It was no surprise that the Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA) focussed on that theme in the Webinar organised on May 25. EEPA is a Belgium-based centre of expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peacebuilding, refugee protection, and resilience in the Horn of Africa.

The importance of the Webinar also lies in the fact that there is massive underreporting of sexual violence against women. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimated in April that 22,500 women would require support as a consequence of conflict-related sexual violence.

The shame and fear associated with the violence and perpetrators acting with impunity and the destruction of local administration and hospitals compound the problem of underreporting. In fact, whatever little is being reported is only the tip of the iceberg.

Many have described conflict-related sexual violence as a weapon of war used against the civilian population, and committed, in part, with genocidal intent.

The perpetrators are said to be the Eritrean troops with a heavy presence in Tigray under the so-called National Service, a form of nation-wide indefinite slavery, which the UN Special Commission of Inquiry has defined as crimes against humanity.

The Commission has recommended the practice to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The other perpetrators mentioned are the Amhara and Ethiopian National Defence.

After months of denial, Nobel laureate Prime Minister Abiy has meanwhile admitted that Eritrean troops as present and identified these as potential perpetrators of sexual violence against Tigrayan women and girls.

The Webinar meeting was chaired by Julia Duncan-Cassell, former Minister of Gender in Liberia. In her concluding remarks, she asked all African women in leadership to step up their voice to stop the harrowing perpetration of rape as a weapon of war in Tigray.

Duncan-Cassell told the Tigray women who gave their testimony in the webinar that African women were sharing their pain and asked Africa and the world to end the violence against women.

She said that former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, now African Union Envoy to the Horn, is following the situation closely and closely working with US UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to address it.

Duncan-Cassell closed the webinar by stating that “The perpetration of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence has not diminished and is spreading across the Horn. There must be concerted and coordinated international pressure and targeted sanctions. These atrocities must come to an end, and soldiers and their commanders must be prosecuted.”

She called for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Tigray, particularly those from Eritrea, the referral of the deployment by Eritrea of National Service in a foreign jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court, and all parties in Tigray to end with immediate effect the impunity of the use of Rape as a Weapon of War.

In an opening keynote address, a Member of the European Parliament said that girls and women being raped in the Tigray region are reportedly aged between 8 and 72. The rapes are being carried out in front of family, husbands, and children. The rapes can last for days, and often inflict life-threatening injuries.

She referred to Sir Mark Andrew Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, describing the attacks in Eritrea, “as a means to humiliate, terrorize, and traumatize an entire population today and into the next generation.”

“I have said many times, it is beyond comprehension that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has overseen such destruction, tyranny and deprivation,” she added.

Sometimes the world views war as the theatre of men. But it is often women that pay an equal or greater price behind the scenes: Loss of economic empowerment, rape, forced prostitution, starvation, backsteps in social equality, she added.

“Sexual violence against women and girls has been used as a weapon of war for centuries. The lasting damage clear to see. We saw it with the women of Rwanda, South Korea, Yugoslavia; and these are just the examples of the last century.

“But the inaction of the international community makes it seem as though we have learned nothing. President Biden, the G7, the UN, and the EU have all condemned and expressed concern over what is happening.

“But words are not enough to make the suffering of women stop. Condemnation is important, but it’s not enough to make families sleep soundly tonight in Tigray.

“There must be concerted and coordinated international pressure and targeted sanctions. These atrocities must come to an end, and soldiers and their commanders must be prosecuted.”

In the Webinar, women from Tigray presented their harrowing ordeal, a third of rapes executed as gang rapes, over multiple days, in public, in front of family members including their children, their genitals burned or filled with foreign objects including burning sticks and relatives forced to perpetrate rape on Tigray women. The testimonies said that witnesses of the crimes committed and the children including babies of the rape victims were killed in the violence.

Selam Kidane, an Eritrean human rights advocate, told the conference that Eritrea is committing troops in Tigray that have suffered under the plight of National Service, a form of slavery, which has been qualified as a Crime against Humanity and she begged the international community to refer Eritrea to the ICC for the crimes committed by Eritrea on foreign soil in Tigray.

Mariam Basajja presented the Africa Women for Peace in the Horn Initiative expressing those young women from the entire continent stood by the women in Tigray

Tigray Human Rights advocate, Meaza Gidey, called the rape against women in Tigray a genocide: “Women are raped because they are Tigrayan, to cleanse the bloodline. The world has all the facts. I call on all relevant actors to listen to the cries of the innocent women of Tigray. They are not only being raped but they are also starved to death.”

Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, Director from East-West Women Network based in Poland, said the international community had all the tools it needed to respond to the situation in Tigray where rape is used as a weapon of war and that it should respond without delay.



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የአክሱም ጽዮን ጭፍጨፋ ምስክር | ‘አማራ በመሆኔ በሕይወት ተረፍኩ’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 8, 2021

ትግሬዎች ሲረሸኑ እኔ ግን በአማራ መታወቂያ ከጭፍጨፋው መትረፌ አሁን ቆጨኝ”

👉 የምያንማሯ መነኩሴ፤ “ወገኖቼን ከምትገድሏቸው እባካችሁ እኔን ግደሉኝ!” ይላሉ

👉 የእኛዎቹ ደግሞ “እኔ አማራ ነኝ፤ አትግደሉኝ!” ይላሉ። 😢😢😢

🔥 አቤት ቅሌት! አቤት ወንጀል! አቤት በአማራና ኦሮሞ ላይ እየመጣ ያለው መቅሰፍት! ያው እንግዲህ “በሴቶች ቀን” ጽንስ ማኮላሺያ የኮሮና ክትባት ተልኮላችኋል! ያውም ጽላተ ሙሴን በማደን ላይ ካለችው ከእስራኤል ዘ-ስጋ!

ወገን በመታወቂያ እየተለየ ይገደላል? እግዚአብሔር በሰጣቸው በራሳቸው ምድር? በቅድስት አክሱም? እስኪ እናስበው፤ “በወለጋም ጦርነት አለ፣ ግድያ ይፈጸማል።” ይሉናል የትግራዋይን ሃዘን፣ ለቅሶ እና እሮሮ ለመስረቅ የሚተጉት እነዚህ አውሬዎች። ታዲያ ለምንድን ነው ኦሮሞው በመታወቂያ ተለይቶ ሲታደን፣ ከስራ፣ ትምህርት ቤትና ጎረቤት ሲባረር፣ ከአገር መውጣት ሲከለከል ወይም ሲገደል የማናየው? አክሱምን ጽዮንን ደፍሮ በትግራይ ላይ እነማን ጭፍጨፋውን እያካሄዱ እንደሆኑ እያየነው ነው፤ አዎ! ኦሮሞዎች+ አማራዎች + ኦሮማራዎች። በዚህ አጋጣሚ የአክሱም ጽዮንን ልጆች የምጠቁመው፤ “ኢትዮፎሩም” እና “አውሎ ሜዲያ” ከሚባሉትም ሜዲያዎች ልባችሁ በድጋሚ እንዳይሰበር ተጠንቀቁ። ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያ ሆኖ ለትግራይ አጀንዳ የቆመ አንድም ሜዲያ ሊኖር አይችልም፤ ሁሉም በግራኝ አብዮት አህመድና በኦሮሙማ አርበኞቹ ሥር ናቸው። ሁሉም የሚጠቀሙት የተለመደውን ዲያብሎሳዊ ዘይቤ ነው፤ እራሳችሁን እንዳትችሉ፣ የራሳችሁ ሜዲያ እንዳይኖራችሁ፣ ጥገኛ አድርጎ ለማልፈስፈስ ወዘተ። “ ሰዎች ጥቅም ወዳድ ናቸውና በጥቅም ሂድባቸውየሚፈልጉትን እያሳየህ ወደምትፈልገው ስፍራ ውሰድ እና ጣላቸውከዚያም በሬ ሆይ! ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይብለህ ተርትባቸውብሎ ነበር እኮ እባቡ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ።

👉 እስኪ የምያንማሯን መነኩሴ ከእኛዎቹ ጋር እናነጻጽራቸው።


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Ethiopian Peacekeepers Who Brought Peace to South Sudan Attacked by The Nobel Peace Laureate PM

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 22, 2021

Because they are Tigrayans

ምክኒያቱ፡ ትግሪዋይ ስለሆኑ

ለደቡብ ሱዳን ሰላምን ያመጡ የኢትዮጵያ ሰላም አስከባሪዎች በኖቤል የሰላም ተሸላሚ ው ሰአራዊት ጥቃት ደርሶባቸዋል

👉 My Note:

And the relatives of those Ethiopian peacemakers from Tigray are massacred in Tigray. It’s unbelievable, peacemakers are persecuted, while war criminals tolerated, applauded and awarded. What’s the UN doing? What is the Organization standing for?

TWO MONTHS AGO, secretary general, António Guterres, bluntly asked Mr. Abiy Ahmed if Eritrean troops were fighting in his war. “He guaranteed to me that they have not entered Tigrayan territory,” said Mr. Guterres. Now, it has been proven by all sides, it was a lie, an unhonorable lie, a deadly lie — as they have entered in many divisions, and still are barbarically massacring civilians.

Today Massacre, Destruction, Famine and Ethnic Cleansing reign.

Today Abiy and Isaias are heading to destroy the Tekeze Hydro Electric Dam .

Nobel laureate PM of Ethiopia lied to you, Mr. Guterres about the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray – what now Mr. Secretary-General? Abiy and Isaias continue massacring Christian Tigrayans, ethnically profiling them, and even arresting and attacking UN peacekeepers as we speak.

Abiy Ahmed LIED to you, Mr Guterres, and now The first secretary-general of the UN, Trygve LIE is watching from above – not to mention The ALMIGHTY EGZIABHER.

Clashes Erupt At Juba Airport As Ethiopian Peacekeepers Are Forced To Return Home

Forced return to Ethiopia where most peacekeepers fears government brutality was met with resistance sparking fist fight, well-informed South Sudan government security sources with direct knowledge said.

Fist fighting has erupted among Ethiopian troops serving in South Sudan as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world’s youngest country after a forced return to Ethiopia where most peacekeepers fears government brutality was met with resistance, several well-informed South Sudan government sources with direct knowledge have told Sudans Post this evening.

“There was a fist fight this afternoon. A good number of the Ethiopian forces working at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan as peacekeepers are being forced to return home. They are mainly from the Tyggray region and they resisted and this has caused fist fight because those who refused were beaten,” the government security source at Juba International Airport said.

Another senior Juba airport staffer confirmed the fist fight and said there were no danger as all of the peacekeepers were not carrying their guns when the fist fight broke out saying heavily mounted security vehicles have been deployed at the airport.

“As I speak to you, there is a heavy presence of National Security Service and police forces at Juba airport,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “They were being forced to return home because most of the peacekeepers have concerns to their safety once they arrive in Ethiopia and I am talking about those from the Tyggray region.”

Phone calls to South Sudan government spokesman Michael Makuei and the army spokesman were not responded. Police spokesman Major-General Daniel Justin said he won’t comment “until I find out what is being said to have taken place while I haven’t heard anything about it.”

“Otherwise I can direct you to the Ethiopian embassy because it is their business,” he said.



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We are Calling International Warrant of Arrest for Abiy Ahmed & Isias Afewerki | ይታሠሩ!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 20, 2021

👉 ሁለቱ አረመኔ የጦርነት ወንጀለኞች ወዲያውኑ መታሰር አለባቸው !!!

The Two Evil War Criminals Must Immediately be Arrested!!!

🔥 ለኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይ አሕመድ እና ለኤርትራው ፕሬዚዳንት ኢሳያስ አፍወርቂ ዓለም አቀፍ እስራት እየጠራን ነው

በሰብአዊነት ወንጀል ላይ፣ በጅማላ ጭፍጨፋ እና በዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ተከሰው ይታሰሩ ዘንድ እባክዎን አለም አቀፍ የወንጀል ችሎት የሚጠራውን አቤቱታ ይፈርሙ። የእስራት ጥሪው ለኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ለአብይ አህመድ አሊ እና ለኤርትራው ፕሬዝዳንት ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ እና ለአማራ ታጣቂዎች የቀለበት አመራሮች ነው።

🔥 We are Calling International Warrant of Arrest for the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki

Please sign petition calling international criminal court must issue Warrant of Arrest for the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia and Eritrea president Isaias Afwerki and Alleged Amhara Militant ring leaders for committing crimes Crimes Against Humanity ethnic cleansing and genocide, committed this crimes Under the direction administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali , Ethiopian Federal defence forces and President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki , as International media reported Eritrea involvements carried out numerous unlawful attacks, including aerial bombing and artillery weapons used against civilians populated cities in Tigray followed by systematic acts of pillage, on towns and villages, mainly inhabited by civilians belonging to the Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz groups; subjected thousands of civilians – belonging primarily

👉 to the Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz , Welayta groups;

subjected to acts of murder, as well as to acts of extermination;

subjected thousands of civilian women – belonging primarily to the said groups

👉 to acts of rape; subjected hundreds of thousands of civilians – belonging primarily to the said groups

👉 to acts of forcible transfer; subjected civilians – belonging primarily to the said groups

👉 to acts of torture; and contaminated the wells and water pumps of the towns and villages primarily inhabited by members of the Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz, Welayta.

Ethiopia military groups attacked; and encouraged members of other Amhara ethnic group which were allied with the Ethiopia Defense Force to resettle in the villages and lands previously mainly inhabited by Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz , Welayta ethnic groups.

It’s apparent that is resulting thousands of civilians deaths of Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz , Welayta People’s and displaced millions of Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz , Welayta People’s where Abiy Ahmed Ali government refused international humanitarian assistance and closed Internet electricity and media to this war turned regions

Rights groups have been concerned that an assault on the cities could lead to significant civilian casualties.

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali , as the de jure and de facto Prime Minister of the federal State of Ethiopia and Commander-in-Chief of the Ethiopia defence Armed Forces and the President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki with the Amhara militants armed groups at all times played a role that went beyond coordinating the implementation of the said EDF, Eritrea military forces and the Amhara militants group’s counter- Military campaigns operations against Tigray and Oromo Benishangul-Gumuz , Welayta Military campaign;

Is in full control of all branches of the “apparatus” of the Ethiopia defence forces including the Ethiopia regional Armed Forces and their allied Amhara militants the Regional Liyu Police Forces, the Federal Regional intelligence

used such control to secure the implementation of the said EDF ethnic cleansing counter-I military invasions campaign against Tigray.


👉 Please sign here:

👉 እባክዎ እዚህ ገብተው ይፈርሙ፤


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Abiy Ahmed: The First Nobel Laureate On Trial at the International Criminal Court?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 19, 2021

👉 አብይ አህመድበዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት የመጀመሪያ የኖቤል ተሸላሚ?

Ethiopia’s prime minister may want to coast on the laurels of the Nobel Prize but, realistically, he may very quickly become the first Nobel laureate to face war crimes charges.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on October 11, 2019, that Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed had won that year’s Nobel Peace Prize “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation.” The committee wanted to highlight Abiy’s initiative to end Ethiopia’s border conflict with Eritrea and “to recognize all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions.” But they picked the wrong man.

In June 2020, Abiy extra-constitutionally postponed elections. When Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region refused and, on Sept. 9, 2020, held its own parliamentary elections marked by long lines and high participation that the opposition Tigray People’s Liberation Front won. Abiy responded two months later by cutting Tigray’s internet access and phone lines and sending in the Ethiopian Army to oust the elected government from Mekelle, the provincial capital. Multiple reports confirm that Eritrea’s military also entered the region, operating side-by-side with Ethiopian troops as they sacked and looted towns and villages in the region. On Jan. 13, 2021, Ethiopia announced that its forces had killed Seyoum Mesfin, the country’s long-serving former foreign minister, while fighting. Subsequent photos suggest that Abiy’s men had summarily executed Mesfin.

While Ethiopia repeatedly said that the situation in Tigray was calm, reports continued to circulate alleging that Ethiopian forces had engaged in widespread human-rights violations. With the restoration of communication to the region, it now appears these reports were legitimate. Ethiopians now circulate videos of summary executions. This video circulated today purports to show the summary execution of two men in the Tigrayan market town of Adwa. The greatest war crime, however, appears to be a massacre of more than eight hundred Tigrayans at the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum, reputed to be the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, shortly after Ethiopian forces entered the area. Reached by phone by the Associated Press, a church deacon recounted the massacre:

The deacon recalled soldiers bursting into the church, cornering and dragging out worshippers and shooting at those who fled. “I escaped by chance with a priest,” he said. “As we entered the street, we could hear gunfire all over.” They kept running, stumbling over the dead and wounded along with others trying to find places to hide. Most of the hundreds of victims were killed that day, he said, but the shooting and looting continued the following day. “They started to kill people who were moving from church to home or home to home, simply because they were on the street,” another witness, visiting university lecturer Getu Mak, told the Associated Press. “It was a horrible act to see.”

The deacon confirmed that he had counted the bodies of those killed in the massacre, and alleged that Ethiopian forces left bodies in the streets for days where they were feasted upon by hyenas. With growing witness accounts, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry has now tweeted that “Rape, plunder, callous & intentional mass killings, as observed & verified in #Mikadra, & every other imaginable crime might happen in #Tigray” although it continued to deny both the regime’s own culpability and ignore eyewitness accounts of Eritrean forces participating in human-rights abuses.

Just as the Norwegian Nobel Committee once honored Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi only to learn she was an apologist to genocide, so too must it confront Abiy’s increasingly murderous record. Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager made famous in “Hotel Rwanda” and lionized by Western politicians is likewise now facing accountability for his support of armed groups and designated terrorists.

Abiy’s apologists criticize Ethiopia’s constitutional federalism and still describe Abiy as a reformer. Suspending elections and unilaterally changing the law without regard to any constitutional process, however, is the mark of dictatorship rather than reform. Engaging in ethnic cleansing, rape, and murder against regional opposition puts Abiy in the class of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s former president who was indicted while still in office for his genocidal campaign against Darfur.

Abiy and his forces still ban journalists from traveling to Tigray and other provinces where locals allege Ethiopian and/or Eritrean forces have massacred civilians. Abiy may deny such events, but innocent parties seldom ban journalists who could confirm the truth of their statements. Rather, the travel bans and communication cut-offs are likely meant to help Abiy to escape accountability for his actions. Filibustering the outside world will not work, however, nor will the truth fade from the memory of surviving victims or the family members of those killed in Tigray. Abiy may want to coast on the laurels of the Nobel Prize but, realistically, he may very quickly become the first Nobel laureate to face war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.



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Shameful Racism of The ICC | እራሱን ዓለም አቀፉ የወንጀለኞች ፍርድ ቤት ብሎ የሚጠራው ቅዠታማ ቤት ዘረኛ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 29, 2017

ለፍርድ የሚቀርቡት አፍሪቃውያን እና አገር ወዳድ ክርስቲያኖች ብቻ ናቸው።

የቦስኒያክሮኤሽያው የጦር ወንጀል ተጠርጣሪ በተባበሩት መንግስታት ችሎት ላይ መርዝ ጠጥተው ሞቱ

20 ዓመት እንዲታሠሩ ከተፈረደባቸው ጥቂት ጊዜ በኋላ ስሎቦዳን ፕላጃክ አንድ ቢሊቃጥ ነገር ከኪሳቸው አውጥተው በመጠጣት እና እኔ የጦር

ወንጀለኛ አይደለሁም፤ ይህንን የፍርድ ውሳኔ እቃወማለሁበማለት ይጮሃሉ። በዚህ ጊዜ የጦር ወንጀል ተጠርጣይው መርዝ ስለወሰደየተባበሩት መንግስታት ዳኞች የፍርድ ቤት ችሎት እንዲቋረጥ ተደረገ። የቀድሞው የክሮኤሺያ የጦር መኮንን የነበሩት የ 72 ዓመቱ ስሎቦዶን ፕራክክ ሆስፒታል ከተወሰዱ በኋላ ሕይወታቸው አልፏል። ሲያሳዝኑ፤ ነፍሳቸውን ይማረው!

እነዚህ ወሽካታ ፍርድ ቤቶች አፍሪቃውያንን እና ክርስቲያን ሰርቢያኖችን ብቻ ነው የሚወነጅሉት።

እነዚህ የዝንጀሮ ፍርድ ቤቶች ግን ለ72 ልጃገረዶች ሲሉ ክርስቲያኖች በመጨፍጨፍ ላይ ላሉት ለሙልሲሞች ተቆርቆሪ ሆነው አፍሪቃውያንን እና ክርስቲያኖችን እያሳደዱ ያድናሉ፤ ለሽብርና ጭፍጭፋ ያጋልጣሉግብዞች! ቆሻሾች!

ክርስቲያኖች በመላው ዓለም ጭፍጨፋ እየተካሄደባቸው ነው፣ አፍሪቃውያን እንደገና ለባርነት እየተሸጡ ነው፤ ታች ያሉትን አሰቃቂ ፎቶዎች እንመልከት፤ ይህ ባረነት በአርብ ሙስሊሞች ነው እንደገና እየተፈጸመ ያለውዓይናችን እያየ የነውዝምታው እስከ መቼ ነው? ይህን ጉድ በ21ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን እያየን አረቦችን ወደ አገሮቻችን በፈቃዳችን እናስገባለን?

Newly Released Photos Show Horrific Massive Slavery Being Done in Africa by Islamic Racists

Horrific photos are coming from Africa, showing true slavery and exhibiting the horrific form of degradation of human life. These photos are from the African news source, Modern Ghana:

As we read from the African report from Modern Ghana:

Libyan authorities in Tripoli has launched an investigation into the alleged trafficking and sale of some African immigrants into slavery by an unknown militant group in the North African Nation.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli copied the Head of Affairs in Ghana, Salah AL. Koy said, reports making rounds some on media networks and social media are yet to be confirmed.

Earlier last week, some horrific images and videos surfaced on social media followed by a report on CNN where some African immigrants were subject to various forms of abuses, chained and sold into slavery in the North African state.

However, the statement expressed its rejection and denunciation of such inhumane which are contrary to the culture and heritage of the Libyan people.

The ministry also confirms that what has been published in the media in this regard is under investigation by the concerned Libyan authorities.

And if these allegations are proved, all those involved will be punished and will confirm the investigation, prosecutions and legal punishment of all those involved in these heinous crimes.

In addition, the ministry expresses its full explicit commitment to the provisions of the United Nations in this regard and affirms its commitment to implement its national laws and legislation which criminalize human trafficking, slavery, and servitude”, the statement said.

Head of Affairs at the Libyan Embassy in Ghana, Salah AL. Kony assured the Libyan State government commitment to hunting down the perpetrators of the inhumane acts of prosecution. He also called on the Ghanaian media and the general public to assist them adequate information in that regard.

Meanwhile, Government of Ghana and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is yet to comment on this issue.

Here’s How The International Criminal Court Has Become A Racist Farce

The International Criminal Court is a perfect example of how a necessary and well intentioned institution can become corrupt, farcical and useless when controlled by unipolar forces.

I am not here to claim that each of the nine cases involved innocent men. To put it mildly, none of the accused were angels. But since 1998, the world has seen an explosion of war crimes, almost all of which have flaunted the will of the United Nations and spat upon both the letter and spirit of the UN Charter.

One can look to the NATO led illegal war on Yugoslavia, the bombing of civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan by western forces, George Bush and Tony Blair’s disaster in Iraq, Hillary Clinton’s pet project in Libya, the fascist war against civilians in Donbass and the American, Turkish, British, French and Belgian invasion and bombings of Syria, all of which run contrary to international law.

No one at the ICC has seriously looked into any of these war crimes, although they were vastly more devastating than anything which has recently occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

What’s more is that the United States refuses to participate in the ICC and if a superpower isn’t part of the ICC, it’s a bit like trying to sell tickets to an official Rolling Stones concert without the presence of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

There’s frankly more than a hint of racism to the ICC. It seems that the only non-black people to be tried in an international tribunal in recent memory have been Serbian men, who have their own separate court set up in The Hague, one which has ignored most crimes committed by Croatian, Bosnian and Albanian war criminals.

So if you are a black African or a Serb, then do not commit war crimes. But if you are anything else, the ICC and sister tribunals have more or less given you a get out of genocide free card. This has not gone unnoticed in Africa. Burundi and South Africa have withdrawn their support of the ICC and most recently, The Gambia has done so as well.

Sheriff Bojang, the Gambian information minister singled out Tony Blair’s war crime in Iraq being totally ignored by the ICC as reason enough for the poor African state to leave the ICC. Britain after all, is a full participant in the ICC, but Tony Blair continues to enjoy his freedom and to paraphrase the premise of George Galloway’s film on Blair, the former Prime Minister has made a ‘killing’ in the aftermath of his killings in Iraq and elsewhere.

The ICC’s uneven allocation of justice raises many questions. Whilst a war crime anywhere ought to be treated with utter seriousness, I cannot blame African countries for increasingly seeing the ICC as an organisation whose reach doesn’t go beyond Africa. Unipolarity in the world cannot coexist with international justice. The sooner people realise this, the better.



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