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Tigray, Ethiopia | War Crimes Testimonies | የጦር ወንጀሎች ምስክርነቶች

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 24, 2021

The conflict there started last November, with ethnic and political tensions exploding between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

It’s all a world away from 2019, when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Now Ahmed’s troops have been accused of working with the Eritrean army, systematically killing hundreds of unarmed civilians in Tigray. The massacre around Axum last November is well documented. But witnesses have reported violence and executions in other places like Adrigrat.

We managed to get to Tigray and spoke to some of the people who were able to escape the atrocities. We should warn you: this report does contain highly distressing testimony.

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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.

Source/ምንጭ

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Tigray Genocide | The Debre Abay Monastery Massacre | የደብረ ዓባይ ገዳም ዕልቂት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 8, 2021

ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! ይህን አሳዛኝና ደም የሚያፈላ በደብረ አባይ አቡነ ሳሙኤል ገዳም የተካሄደውን የንጹሐን ምዕመናንን ጭፍጨፋ እዚህ ገብታችሁ ተመልከቱ፤ ለታሪክ ይቀመጣል። ምስሉን አንሺዎቹ ወታደሮች የዋቄዮ-አላህ ሰአራዊት አባላት ናቸው፤ እንግዲህ ይህን ቪዲዮ አረመኔው አክዓብዮት አህመድና ጄነራል ቁራ ጁላ ሆን ብለው እንዲያሰራጩት ፈቅደውላቸው ቢሆን ነው፤ ያው እንደተለመደው ለኦሮሙማ አጀንዳቸው እንደሚጠቀሙበትም አያጠራጥርም፦

A Graphic Footage of The Debre Abay Massacre: What Do We Know About it?

On January 12, 2021, Tghat received information about a massacre in Debre Abay. We published a short article about it here. The massacre took place on 5 and 6 January, in western Tigray, in an area called Debre Abay, named after the famous Debre Abay monastry.

According to our informants, the Ethiopian and Eritrean military first started shelling a small town, called Mai Hrmaz, from far. Houses were destroyed and children killed. When they arrived at the small town, a fight with Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) started which lasted for two days. According to some sources, around 500 Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers were killed in the fight. A reinforcement was then asked and sent to the location, but the fight was already over and TDF forces were not in the area. Then the angry reinforcement force took its revenge on the town’s civilian population by massacring 100 of them, looting shops and houses.

A graphic footage

Yesterday, a graphic footage of a Debre Abay massacre has appeared. The person who sent the footage wrote “this is a video of the Ethiopian military shooting civilians in Deber Abay, Abune Samuel”. We believe it is a footage of the massacre that took place on 5 and 6 January. The footage is extremely graphic and viewer discretion is required.

About 24 violently killed bodies in groups can be seen in the footage. The killed bodies are all men, and almost all of them look young men. In the footage is one wounded young man who appear to have managed to stay alive by pretending dead.

A group of Amharic-speaking people are heard, together with the filming man. The person filming the footage, (from his Amharic accent) likely an Oromo member of the Ethiopian military, says at the start of the footage, upon seeing the not (yet) dead man, “hey, I think it is necessary to get rid of the not yet dead”. The people accompanying him respond with some inaudible utterances. One masculine voice says, among other things, “there is no one that is not dead”.

Upon approaching the wounded and almost dying man, the filming person asks in Amharic “why did you get in, in the first place?” It is not clear what he is referring to when he says ‘get in”. The wounded man utters some weak inaudible things in Tigrinya, among which, he says “I have a house here” in a weak voice. The filming man says “is this who made you get in?” in what seems there is another person to whom he is pointing at. But the wounded man says “yes, that is mine” referring to the house he mentioned. Again, the filming man asks “is this [who made you get in]?”. The wounded man repeats “yes, it is mine” referring to the house he mentioned. Clearly, they don’t understand each other. The filming man asks in Amharic, the wounded man replies in Tigrinya, his responses indicating he does not understand the questions and maybe the language too.

The filming man says “you don’t speak Amharic?” The wounded man replies, in Tigrinya, “one of my houses is this one, the one with the corrugated iron”. A feminine voice from the people accompanying the filming man says “he can speak [Amharic]”. The filming man says “speak up [in Amharic]” followed by an offensive Amharic swear word, literally ” I fuck your mother”. The wounded man utters “ehe”, indicating he does not hear or understand him. The filming man repeats again “speak up [in Amharic]. Son of beach”.

The filming man moves further to film three groups of killed people. One group with two men, the second with four and the third with six men. Three people in some military uniforms are also seen around the end of the footage.

ምንጭ/Source

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ኤልዛቤል ሣህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴና የአህዛብ ግራኝ አገዛዝ አባላት ሁሉ የተረገሙ ይሁኑ!!!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 8, 2021

❖❖❖ አሜን! አሜን! አሜን! ❖❖❖

የትግራይ ሕዝብ ሆይ እየተሰራው ያለው ግፍና ወንጀል ብዙዎቻችን ከምናስበው በላይ ነውና እነዚህን የዲያብሎስ አርበኞች በጸሎትም በሰይፍም መዋጋት ግዴታችሁ ነው። ጦርና ጋሻችሁን አውጡ! ዳዊታችሁን ድገሙ! ይቅርታ ለማይገባው ይቅርታ አይሰጥም፤ በጣም ብዙ ግፍና ሰቆቃ ላለፉት መቶ ሃምሳ ዓመታት ያህል ተሰርቶባችኋል፣ የልጆቻችሁን ስደት፣ ረሃብ፣ በሽታና ሞት በዝምታ፣ በይቅርታና በተስፋ አሳልፋችሁ ዛሬ ያው በህልውናችሁ ላይ መጡባችሁ። ታንኩንም፣ ባንኩንም፣ ሜዲያውንም አስረክባችኋቸው፣ ግማሽ ኢትዮጵያን ቆርሳችሁ ሰጥታችኋችሀው ዛሬ እነርሱ ትንኩንም ሜዲያውንም ተዋጊውንም ይዘው መጡባችሁ። እነሱ ትራክተርና ሮኬት እየገዙ፣ ተስፋትፍተው እናንተ የዘራችኋላቸውን ጢፍ እና ስንዴ እየበሉ ለእናንተ ግን ጥይቱን፣ ቦንቡን፣ ኬሚካሉን ያጎርሷችኋል። ከኤርትራ እስከ ኦሮሚያ እና ሶማሊያ፣ ከአህዛብ እስከ መናፍቅ ሁሉም ውለታ የዋላችሁላቸው ወገኖች ክደዋችኋል። አሁን ወራሪዎቹ ታሪክ አልባዎች የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው ጣዖት አምላኬዎች የእናንተን እምነትና ታሪክ አጥፍተው፣ የወደፊትን ትውልድ ቀጥፈው፣ አዲስ ታሪክ፣ አዲስ እምነትና ማንነት እግዚአብሔር በሰጣችሁ ሃገር ላይ ለመመስረት ቆርጠው ተነስተዋል። የሚታየውንና የማይታየውን ጠላቶቻችሁን በመለየትና የዚህ ሁሉ ክህደት ምንጭ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የዘመተው ዲያብሎስ ዋቄዮ-አላህ መሆኑን አውቃችሁ ዛሬም እንደገና ሳትታለሉ ለአንዴና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ልትዋጓቸው ግድ ነው፤ ምስኪኗ ኢትዮጵያ እጅግ በጣም ብዙ መሰዋዕት እየከፈላችሁባት ያለች ሃገር ናትና ለማንም አሳልፋችሁ መስጠት የለባችሁም። ሃሳባችሁ ሰፊ፣ ትልቅና ጥልቅ ይሁን! እያንዳንዱ የትግራይ ኢትዮጵያዊ አርበኛ ነው፤ እያንዳንዱ የጽዮን ልጅ ከካርቱም እስከ አስመራ፣ አዲስ አበባ፣ ሐረርና ሞቃዲሾ ድረስ በመንፈስም በአካልም ተዘዋውሮ መዋጋት አለበት። አንድ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ከተደፋ የሞት፣ ባርነትና ጨለማ መንፈስ ከእናንተ ርቆ ይሄዳል። አንድ ትንሽ እርምጃ ብቻ ነው የሚጠበቀው፤ አንድ ዳግማዊ አፄ ዮሐንስ ነው የሚፈለገው። እነዚህን በአቴቴ ባትሪ የተሞሉትን አማሌቃውያን የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች በምትችሉት መንገድ ሁሉ ለመወጋት ፈቃደኞችና ዝግጁዎች እስካልሆናችሁ ድረስ ተገቢውን ድጋፍ ከእግዚአብሔር አምላክ እና ጽዮን ማርያም አታገኙም። “በቃ!” በሉ።

👉ኤልዛቤል – መንፈሳዊ ጋለሞታዎች

ሳህለ ወርቅ ዘውዴSahle-Work Zewde

መዓዛ አሸናፊ – Meaza Ashenafi

ስንቅነሽ እጅጉ – Sinknesh Ejigu

ሙፈሪያት ካሚል Muferiat Kamil

አስቴር ማሞ – Aster Mamo

አይሻ መሀመድ – Aisha Mohammed Mussa

ብርቱካን ሚደክሳ – Birtukan Mideksa

ሊያ ታደሰ – Lia Tadesse

ዳግማዊት ሞገስ – Dagmawit Moges

ፊልሳን አብዱላሂ – Filsan Abdullahi

ሂሩት ካሳው – Hirut Kassaw

አዳነች አቤቤ – Adanech Abebe

ሂሩት ወልደ ማርያም – Hirut Welde Mariam

ዝናሽ ታያቸው – Zinash Tayachew

አክዓብይ ሲዖል ታየው – Abiy Ahmed

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