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CNN + NG on #TigrayGenocide | I Never Saw Hell Before But Now I Have

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 8, 2021

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Tigray Children Displaced by The Evil Nobel Laureate PM Who Sends His own to The US for Their Safety

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 8, 2021

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አይይ ኦሮሞ! አይይ አማራ! ወዮላችሁ! ወዮላችሁ! እናንት አረመኔዎች፤ ይህን እያያችሁ እንኳን “ጦርነቱ ይቁም” በማለት እንኳን አልተነፈሳችሁም ወይንም የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ ማድረግ አልፈለጋችሁም። እንደውም መሆንማ የነበረበት “የትግራዋይ ደም ደሜ ነው” ብላችሁ ለራሳችሁ ስትሉ የግራኝን የአህዛብ ሰአራዊት ለመወጋት በየቦታው ትዘምቱ ነበር፤ አይይ! ባለመታደላችሁ ይህማ የማይታሰብ ነው፤ እንኳን ለትግራይ ሕዝብ ደማችሁን ልታፈሰሉት “አይ ጦርነቱን አልደግፍም” ለማለት እንኳ ትንፋሽ የላችሁም፤ ሞታችኋልና፤ ዲያብሎስን ለማገልገል ወስናችኋልና። ዛሬም ለኢትዮጵያ ደሙን እያፈሰሰላት ያለው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ብቻ ነው። ያው እኮ ኦሮማራው ግራኝ ልጆቹን ወደ አሜሪካ ልኮ የትግራይን ሕፃናት ይጨፈጭፋል። እህ ህ ህ! ይህን በቀላሉ አናልፈውም፣ አንረሳውም! መጪዎቹ የጽዮን አርበኞች እንደ ህወሃቶች ለስላሶችና የርዕዮት ዓለም ባሪያዎች ሆነን በጎቻችንን ለአራዊት አሳልፈን የምንሰጥ እንዳይመስላችሁ፤ ባገኘነው አጋጣሚ ሁሉ እንደምንበቀላችሁ ቃል እንገባለን! ታዩታላችሁ፤ መስቀላችንን ይዘን እንደምንበቀላችሁ ቃል እንገባላችኋለን!

United Nations — Parts of northern Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are on “the brink of famine,” the head of the United Nations said on Monday. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was the most senior voice in a unified warning cry from a range of U.N. agencies that the grinding conflict remained unchecked, with a devastating impact on civilians.

“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,” said Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of U.N. children’s agency UNICEF.

She said more than 6,000 unaccompanied or separated children had been identified as needing protection and assistance. Much of the region has remained inaccessible to humanitarian workers, meaning health care, food and other supplies haven’t got in since fighting broke out in November 2020 between Ethiopian forces and ethnic Tigrayan separatists in the region.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.

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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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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 7, 2021

Families travel for weeks to find health care centers that are not destroyed and looted

#Tigray #Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide

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አማራ ለክርስቶስ ካለው ፍቅር ይልቅ ለትግራዋይ ያለው ጥላቻ በለጠበት?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 7, 2021

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❖❖❖ታላቁ ክርስቲያን ንጉሠ ነገሥት አፄ ዮሐንስ አንገታቸውን የሰጡበትን ምድር፤ አማራ ለአህዛብ ሱዳኖች ሰጣቸው። ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!❖❖❖

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Reuters | Ethnic Cleansing in Western Tigray by Amhara Forces

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 7, 2021

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How Killings And Expulsions Swept Across Ethiopia’s Western Tigray

👉 Witnesses to slaughter: The conflict in Ethiopia

In November last year, fighting erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region between the rebellious Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the army. Within days, reports emerged of communal killings in a farming town called Mai Kadra, in western Tigray.

In the months that followed, ethnic violence rolled across western Tigray, land that is claimed by Tigrayans and by the neighbouring Amhara region. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes. Reuters has mapped the course of the slaughter across western Tigray by drawing on more than 120 interviews in Ethiopia and Sudan.

👉 Nov. 9, 2020

A first wave of killings in Mai Kadra, Ethiopia

Violence erupted in Mai Kadra, an ethnically mixed town of Tigrayans and Amharas. Tigrayan youths and a TPLF-dominated town militia shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death hundreds of Amhara civilians, according to dozens of Amhara witnesses. Some recognised neighbours among their attackers. The TPLF denied attacking Amhara civilians.

👉 Agerie Getnet, Amhara housewife

Mai Kadra, Nov. 9

The Tigrayan killers came to her house, where she used to rent out rooms, she said. “At 4pm they came and said, ‘This is an Amhara house.’ There were people who ran. When we locked the house, they broke the door and came through the window,” she said. “At first my husband was hiding in the roof, and they came in and threatened my son, my 11-year-old. When he saw his baby might die, he came down. They took us outside and started killing – my husband Tabaka Zewda, friends and lodgers Shagri and Yohannes and Ale Abera.” Four men were killed, she said, as she clutched her newborn baby and two other children.

👉 Desa Adoma, 38, an Amhara living in Mai Kadra

Mai Kadra, Nov. 9

He said he and 18 others were in his house when Tigrayans armed with machetes arrived and blocked the door. Behind them were the town’s police with guns. “After I was hit, I was bleeding and fainted,” he said, showing a scar on the back of his neck. When he woke up his brother was dead beside him. He said the police were shooting at Amhara people who tried to escape. The town’s police force has since been disbanded.

👉 Nov. 10, 2020, and the following days

Reprisals begin in Mai Kadra

Ethiopia’s military and forces from the neighbouring Amhara region, including a militia called Fano, arrived and took control of the town. By now, Tigrayan fighters had left Mai Kadra. Revenge attacks by Amharas began, Tigrayan witnesses say.

Weretaw Azanaw, a Fano volunteer, said the group didn’t attack civilians. The Amhara-appointed administrator in western Tigray, Yabsira Eshetie, said, “The accusation that Tigrayans were killed by Amhara armed forces is groundless.”

👉 Hailay Weldegebriel, 18, Tigrayan farmer

Mai Kadra, November 2020

He lay on a mat in Village 8 refugee camp in Sudan with flies swarming around him, one of his hands bandaged. “People were fleeing from Mai Kadra, but I decided to stay behind to tend to my sesame farm. When the Fano saw me, they shot at me. They hit my hand, and I lost two fingers. I can’t think clearly. I keep having nightmares that I was killed.”

👉 Alifa Sagada, 40, Tigrayan farmer

Mai Kadra, November 2020

“When they entered, the Amhara and the Fano said Tigrayans shall not remain here. The Fano said they’ll keep no boy or man alive; they’ll cut off their heads,” she said. “I have two sons, and one is 25 – I have no idea where he is … We were walking around, and you’d find a dead body on the ground. Who killed them? Walk here, you find another one dead … We would turn over the bodies to check, is this my son? Is that my son? …They killed the young people. Any boy. Not necessarily members of the TPLF. If they find a Tigrayan boy; if they find that you don’t speak Amharic, they ask for your ID, and if you’re Amhara they let you go, but if you’re Tigrayan they kill you right away.”

👉The violence spreads across western Tigray

November-December 2020

Ethnic violence spiralled across western Tigray, sending tens of thousands of people fleeing into Sudan and some south into the Amhara region. Dozens of Tigrayans told Reuters they were driven from their homes by Amhara forces and their property was seized. Some accused Ethiopian soldiers of brutality.

Ethiopia’s government denies there has been “a targeted, intentional ethnic cleansing against anyone in the region.” It has said one soldier has been convicted and 28 are on trial for killing civilians in the whole of Tigray, but has given no further information. Neither the government nor Ethiopia’s military responded to detailed questions for this article. Amhara regional officials and Fano denied their forces attacked civilians.

👉 Desta Kebed, 65, Amhara and Tigrayan farmer

Baeker, November 2020

The farmer of mixed Amhara-Tigrayan parentage told Reuters in a refugee camp in Sudan that eight troops pushed around his daughter and slapped her across the face in their home in Baeker.

“I went to try and talk to one of the men; he pointed the gun at me and said, ‘If you want to live, shut up.’ He kicked me in the chest. I fell down. My wife was begging them not to do anything – ‘You don’t have to do this’.”

Two of the troops told them to get out.

“One pointed an AK-47 at us. They told us, ‘From now on this is the property of the Amhara. You don’t belong here. This is our property. This is our land.’ There was shooting outside the house, and one person was killed. I told them that I am from Amhara also. ‘Why are you doing this to us?'”

👉 Saha Gebieselasie, 44, Tigrayan driver

Adebay, November 2020

He said he and his wife, two sons and seven others were fleeing from the town of Adebay. They were stopped by soldiers wearing Ethiopian army uniforms.

“They took my son, he was 11 years old. One of the soldiers shot him in the thigh and the shin… I watched my son bleed to death.”

👉 Asqual Helwa, 28, Tigrayan mother, wife of a TPLF fighter

Humera, November 2020

The Tigrayan woman was fleeing the border town of Humera after shelling destroyed her house. “On the road where I was walking, many people were dead. I saw their bodies. Some were inside the church, and others were outside,” she said. “I was afraid, caring for my child. On one side of the road I saw around 70 or 80 dead bodies.”

👉 Giday Mahamod, 54, Tigrayan nurse

Division, November 2020

According to seven residents, Amhara forces arrived in the predominantly Tigrayan town of Division in early November and began setting fire to homes. Sensors aboard U.S. government satellites detected a series of potential fires in and around Division on Nov. 7, a Reuters analysis found. One resident said around 400 houses were burned. Giday Mahamod said hers was among them. “I saw my house being burned. A Fano member said, ‘You are a Tigrayan, get out’.I said we are all Ethiopian, and he said, ‘If you want to live, get out,'” she said.

👉 Anonymous woman (identity withheld), 25, Tigrayan coffee seller

Tekeze River, Early December 2020

The Tigrayan woman, who spoke to Reuters in mid-December in the Sudanese refugee camp of Hamdayet, said an Ethiopian soldier raped her at the Tekeze River as she tried to flee. “After he showed me the path, he said, ‘Choose, either I kill you or rape you.’ I had shown him my identification papers. When he raped me, he was swearing at me and saying, ‘You are the daughters of the Tigray.'”

👉 January 2021 to present

A final push in western Tigray

A second, larger wave of displacement started: Tens of thousands of Tigrayans fled western Tigray into central and eastern Tigray, saying they were being driven out by Amhara forces. Many spoke of looting and killing. Schools were turned into emergency camps; classrooms hosted 60 or 80 people, and more families spilled out onto the ground outside. Many sought refuge with family members already struggling to feed their own children.

👉 Biedela Tekle, 35, A Tigrayan vegetable vendor

Tekeze River, January 2021

She said she was among hundreds of Tigrayans who were bussed by Fano militia in January to the Tekeze River, a natural boundary between east and west Tigray, and told not to come back. For the previous two months, she and her two young children were held in a makeshift detention centre. There were thousands of prisoners, including pregnant women and people with families, she told Reuters from a camp for displaced people in Mekelle in March. Conditions were very bad, with almost no food or water before an aid agency intervened. Degalem Sisay, the interim mayor of Mai Kadra, said the facility functioned more as a “safe house” than a prison.

👉 Berhe (last name withheld), 35, Tigrayan farmer

Adebay, Early March 2021

He said Amhara militiamen drove him, his wife and three sons out of the town of Adebay, in western Tigray. “They said leave,” he said. It was the second time Berhe had been told to leave – he’d moved to Adebay with his family after Amhara fighters ejected them from their home village, Mylomin, two months earlier.

His 5-year-old son, Kibrom, was shot by a member of the arriving force when the Ethiopian army and its Amhara allies reached Mylomin on Nov. 9, he said. Neighbours later told him that Amhara gunmen had stolen his cattle and other belongings while he took his boy to hospital. From Adebay, Berhe walked for four or five days, carrying Kibrom, and crossed the Tekeze River on foot until a Tigrayan lorry driver gave them a ride.

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ስት ሺህ ዓመት ሥልጣኔ አለን፣ ቅኝ አልትገዛንም ቅብርጥሴ ትላላችሁ፤ ግን ጣዖት አምላኪው ወራሪ የኦሮሞ ቁራ ምንም ሳይለፋና ደሙን ሳያፈስ እንዲህ በቀላሉ እርስበርስ አባላችሁ። ያውም አንድ ጥይት እንኳን ሳትተኩሱ ሥልጣኑንም፣ ባንኩንም ታንኩንም በሰፊ ሰፌድ አስረክባችሁት። ወዮ! ወዮ! ወዮ! ሰነፎች! ደካሞች! ከንቱዎች! ወንድማማቾችን እርስበርስ የሚያባሏቸው ኦሮሞዎቹ፣ እስማኤላውያኑ እና ኤዶማውያኑ ምን ያህል እየተደሰቱ እንደሆነ እያየናቸው ነው። እያንዳንዱ የአማራ ልሂቅ ሆነ የግራኝ ደጋፊ ለዚህ ግፍና ሰቆቃ በጽኑ ተጠያቂ ነው፤ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችሁን እና እኅቶቻችሁን ከሃገራቸው አባርራችሁና ገድላችሁ የሱድን መሀመዳውያንን እስከ መተማ ዘልቀው በመግባት ግዛታችሁንና ቤቶቻችሁን እንዲወርሱ ፈቀዳችሁላቸው፤ እግዚኦ!ከየት እንደመጣችሁ አላውቅም፤ የዋቄዮ-አላህ መንፈስ ሙሉ በሙሉ ተቆጣጥሯችኋል፣ ያዛችኋልና የምታነበዋን ምስኪኗን ኢትዮጵያን ከእናንተ ጋር በጭራሽ መጋራት አልሻም፤ ሁላችሁም ገሃነም እሳት እንድሚጠብቃችሁ ከወዲሁ እወቁት! አረመኔዎች!

❖❖❖[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፮]❖❖❖

፲፮ እግዚአብሔር የሚጠላቸው ስድስት ነገሮች ናቸው፥ ሰባትንም ነፍሱ አጥብቃ ትጸየፈዋለች፤

፲፯ ትዕቢተኛ ዓይን፥ ሐሰተኛ ምላስ፥ ንጹሕን ደም የምታፈስስ እጅ፥

፲፰ ክፉ አሳብን የሚያበቅል ልብ፥ ወደ ክፉ የምትሮጥ እግር፥

፲፱ በሐሰት የሚናገር ሐሰተኛ ምስክር በወንድማማች መካከልም ጠብን የሚዘራ።

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Tigrayans Told, ‘We’ll See if America Will Save You Now,’ as Hundreds Rounded up by Ethiopian & Eritrean Soldiers

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 26, 2021

Days after the United States announced financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials, eyewitnesses told CNN that hundreds of young men were rounded up from displaced peoples camps in Shire, a town in Tigray, late Monday evening.

Witnesses speaking to CNN on condition of anonymity described how Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers invaded at least two IDP centers where they beat and harassed Tigrayans displaced by a conflict that is believed to have killed thousands of civilians since November 2020. The soldiers then took hundreds of people away, the witnesses said

Four military vehicles first encircled the Adi Wenfito and Tsehay camps, witnesses said, before soldiers began rounding up young men, forcing them onto buses and taking them to a location believed to be on the outskirts of Shire. As the soldiers broke into an abandoned school housing the refugees, witnesses said they shouted, “we’ll see if America will save you now!”

“They forced open the door, the men didn’t even get a chance to put their shoes on. The soldiers had their guns locked, [ready to shoot],” one witness said.

One woman said two of her sons — aged 19 and 24 — were dragged from their home at around 9:30 p.m. that night. “They didn’t say why they were taking them, they just rounded them up, beat them and took them away,” she told CNN, adding that she was too afraid of what would be done to her sons to ask any questions.

Several of the men who were rounded up were released late afternoon on Tuesday, after they identified themselves as aid workers. They told CNN hundreds of young men continue to be detained at the Guna distribution center, an aid and foodstuff storage facility which has now been converted into a military camp.

One man described hours of beatings by Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers. “Many of us are young but there are people there who are much older who won’t be able to withstand the beatings much longer,” he said.

Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Ghebremeskel denied the reports and dismissed previous CNN reporting, saying, “For how long will you continue to believe at face value any and all ‘witness statements’ … We have heard so many planted or false stories.”

The UN’s high commissioner for human rights previously called for an independent investigation into human rights violations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, following CNN reporting on a massacre perpetrated against civilians there.

Elisabeth Haslund, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the agency that works with displaced people, told CNN, “we have also received very disturbing reports that Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers entered IDP sites taking a number of youths into several vehicles. The reports of how many vary from a few hundred up to 700 youths.”

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a statement on Wednesday that corroborated the eyewitnesses accounts given to CNN. “On Monday night, scores of people were forcibly taken by military from camps where internally displaced people are seeking refuge in Shire,” MSF East Africa tweeted.

200 days of violence

The conflict in Tigray has now raged for over 200 days pitting Tigray’s regional leaders, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), against the Ethiopian National Defense Force, Eritrean soldiers and Amhara ethnic militia. From the start of the conflict last year civilians have been targeted by Ethiopian government forces and allied Eritrean and militia forces.

This latest incident, however, is a significant escalation in what is described by humanitarian workers and witnesses in Shire as an ongoing, extrajudicial campaign targeting young men perceived to be of “fighting age.”

Aid agencies estimate the town of Shire has tripled in size, hosting up to 800,000 Tigrayans forced out of their homes in the far west of the region in actions by Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara ethnic militia forces described by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as “ethnic cleansing.”

Humanitarian workers told CNN Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers have been blocking a key aid route to Shire for months, restricting supplies even as displaced persons continue to flow into the town.

One aid worker told CNN tens of vehicles carrying aid to Shire were turned back on Saturday alone. A CNN team in the region in April was able to capture on camera Eritrean soldiers obstructing aid along this route.

CNN has reached out to the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office and the Eritrean Minister for Information for comment but has not received a response.

US sanctions

The United States late Sunday evening announced “far reaching” financial sanctions and visa restrictions against Ethiopian, Eritrean, Amhara and TPLF officials it finds to be “complicit” in abuses or obstructing the resolution of the crisis. A State Department spokesperson told CNN the sanctions would be enforced as a “unilateral action” by the US. CNN has sought comment from the State Department on the latest reports from Shire.

In a statement the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed the US sanctions. Many witnesses see this latest uptick in violence as a statement of defiance in the face of growing international censure.

In videos sent to CNN on Tuesday morning, which were secretly filmed, desperate parents can be seen gathering in the compound of the local UNHCR office. In one video Ethiopian soldiers can be seen addressing the parents inside the compound.

CNN was able to geolocate the videos to a location in the center of Shire by examining the metadata in the raw files and matching key landmarks in the footage to the surroundings, such as the Kholafaa e Rashedeen mosque. The metadata also revealed the date and time the videos were filmed — May 25, 2021 at around 7:45am local time — which fits with the direction of the sunlight and the lengths of the shadows in the video, a CNN analysis shows. One of the videos also features an UNHCR logo supporting the accounts.

The audio in the video is indistinct but witnesses say parents were told: “We could kill you right here and the UN would do nothing to help but take pictures of you.”

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የትግራይ እናቶች በእንባ የታጀበ ጸሎት እና ምሕላ | Tears of a Tigrayan Mother’s Cry

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 26, 2021

✞✞✞መቀሌ/ ማክሰኞ፡ ግንቦት ፲፯/፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.ም በቅዱስ እስጢፋኖስ ዕለት ✞✞✞

አዎ! እናቶቼ እየደረሰባቸው ላለው ከባድ ግፍ የሽብር ጥቃት ቦምብ እያፈነዱ አይደለም እንደ አህዛብ በግራኝ እና መንጋው ላይ ለመበቀል የሚመኙት፤ በቀል የእግዚአብሔር ነውና እንዲህ በጥልቁ እያነቡ ነው ድምጻቸውንና ለቅሷቸውን ለእግዚአብሔርላካቸው የሚያሰሙት። ቃኤላውያን ወዮላችሁ! ወዮላችሁ!

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Will US Restrictions Bring an End to Tigray Violence | Al Jazeera

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 26, 2021

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German TV ARD | Tigray Kommt Nicht zur Ruhe | Tigray Cannot Rest | ትግራይ ለማረፍ አልተቻላትም

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 26, 2021

🔥 Reise In Den Krieg – Tigray Kommt Nicht Zur Ruhe

🔥 Journey to war – Tigray Cannot Rest

🔥 ወደ ጦርነት የሚደረግ ጉዞ – ትግራይ ለማረፍ አልተቻላትም

የትግራይ ጦርነት ተጠናቋል”፤ ይላል የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት፡፡ በክፍለ-ግዛቱ ውስጥ በተጓዙበት ወቅት የመጀመሪያ ጀርመን “የዓለም መስተዋት”ፕሮግራም ቡድን የተለየ ነገር አጋጥሞታል፤ የኤርትራ ጦር አሁንም አለ ፣ አስገድዶ መድፈር የእለት ተእለት ተግባር ነው ፥ እናም በገጠር ያሉ ሰዎች በረሃብ ይሰቃያሉ፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ታጣቂ ኃይሎች ከኤርትራ አጋሮቻቸው ጋር በዋናነት በትግራይ ምስራቅ እና መሃል የሚገኙትን ዋና የትራፊክ መጋጠሚያዎችን ይቆጣጠራሉ፡፡ ከመንገዶች ባሻገር በማይንቀሳቀስባቸው አካባቢዎች ግን ውጊያው እንደቀጠለ ነው። የትግራይ መከላከያ ሰራዊት አባላት ፥ የቀድሞው የትግራይ ህዝብ ነፃ አውጪ ግንባር (የህወሓት) ወታደራዊ ክንድ እዚያ እየተዋጉ ነው።

💭 ብዙ የጀርመን ሜዲያዎች ሰሞኑን ኢትዮጵያን “የጠንቋዮች ማሞቂያ ድስት/Hexenkessel„ (“ውጥንቅጧ የወጣ እና ስርዓት አልበኝነት የሰፈነባት ሃገር ማለት ነው።) ብለው በመጥራት ላይ ናቸው። የአቴቴ ድስትእየተሠራ ያለው ግፍ ከኢትዮጵያ ያልጠበቁት ስለሆነ በጣም ነው ያስገረማቸው

አዎ! የተፈለገው ይህ አይደል፤ ኢትዮጵያ ውጥንቅጧ ወጥቶ እና ተዋርዳ አህዛብና መናፍቃን የሚያልሙላትን “እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያን” ለመመሥረት። እነ ማርቲን ሉተር በተረጎሙት መጽሐፍ ቅዱሳቸው እኮ “ኩሽ” የሚለውን የኢትዮጵያን መጠሪያ ያቆዩት ለብዙ ዓመታት ሊፈጽሙት የተዘጋጁበትን ተግባር ለማስፈጸም ሕልም ስላላቸው ነው።

፪ኛ. ለዚህም ዋቀፌታን/ኦሮሞ ኡማን (እኛ የሙስሊም ኡማነን!” ሲሉ እንሰማለን፤ አይደል፤ አዎ! ‘ኡማየሚለው የአረብኛ ቃል፤ “የሙስሊሞች ማህበረሰብ” ወይንም “አንድ የሙስሊም ሕዝብ” ማለት ነው።

ሰሞኑን አረመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ፤ “ሕዝብ እና ሕዝቦች” እያለ ሲቀበጣጥር ሰምተነዋል፤ አዎ! በአንድ ድንጋይ ብዙ ወፎች መግደል የለመደው ይህ እባብ ይህን ያለው በአንድ በኩል ይህን “የኦሮሞ ኡማ” (ታከለ ‘ኡማ’) ለመጠቆም በማሰብ ሲሆን፤ በሌላ በኩል ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት፣ በተለይ ዛሬ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ እየተሠራ ያለውን ግፍ “በሁሉም ኢትዮጵያውያን የተሠራ ነው፣ ማንም ይሁን ማን አንድ የሆነው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ነው ወንጀ እየሠራ ያለው፤ ማሳደዱን፣ ደፈራውን፣ ማፈናቀሉን፣ የሰው ልጅ ኩላሊት አውጥቶ መብላቱን፣ የእርጉዟን ሴት ማህጸን ከፍቶ ጨቅላዋን ማውጣቱን፣ የሰውን ልጅ በጅምላ ገድሎ በጅምላ መቅበሩን፣ ለዓለም ዓቀፉ ማሕበረሰብ ደግሞ ደጋግሞ መዋሸቱን ብሎም ሕፃናትን በኬሚካል ሳይቀር መጨፍጨፉን፤ ይህ አንድ የሆነው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ እንጂ ኦሮሞ ተነጥሎ አረመኔ መባል የለበትም።” ማለት በመሻት ነው። የበሻሻ ቆሻሻው ግራኝ የኢትዮጵያን እና የኢትዮጵያውያንን ስምና ክብር በመላው ዓለም ማጠለሸትና ማዋረድ ከዋና ዋና ዕቅዶቹ አንዱ ስለሆነ ነው እንደ አበደ ውሻ ወዲያ ወዲያ እያለ የሚቅበዘበዘው። ገና ስልጣን ላይ ሲወጣ ኢትዮጵያውያንን መገድል የጀመረውና የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድንም እንዲከሰከስ ያደረገው ከዚህ ዕቅዱ ጋር በተያያዘ ነው።

ግራኝ በእንቅልፉም በውኑም የሚታየውና በመስራትም ላይ ያለው፤ “ሌላ ጊዜ ፈጽሞ የማይገኝ ወርቃማ ዕድል ለእኛ ኦርሞዎች ስለተሰጠን ኢትዮጵያን እናፍርሳትና እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያን እንገነባለን፤ የሕዳሴውን ግድብ ጨምሮ በኢትዮጵያ ስም አስፈላጊውን ገንዘብ፣ ጉልበትና ጊዜ ሰብስበን ይህን መተገበር አለብን።” የሚለው ብቻ ነው። አሁን ሊጣል የታቀደው ማዕቀብ በቅድሚያ የኦሮሞ ኡማን የጀርባ አጥንት ነው የሚሰበረው። መሰበርም አለበት!

የአህዛብና መናፍቃን ፍሬ የሆነ ግራኝ እና ኦሮሞ መንጋው ከኤዶማውያኑ እና እስማኤላውያኑ ጋር በማበር ኢትዮጵያን፣ ኢትዮጵያዊነትንና ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን አጥፍተው የራሳቸውን ርዕዮተ ዓለማት ማስፋፋት ይሻሉና ነው። የፕሮቴስታንቲዝም አባት ማርቲን ሉተር ወደ ጀርመንኛ በተረጎመው መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ኢትዮጵያን‘ ‘ኩሽብሎ ነው የጻፋት። ይህ ቀላል ነገር እንዳይመስለን። እ..አ ከ 1837 እስከ 1843 .ም ባለው ጊዜ ፕሮቴስታንቱ ጀርመናዊ ዮኻን ክራፕፍ ኦሮሚያ የተባለውን ግዛት ለመመሥረት የተነሳሳው ክርስትናን ለማስፋፋት ሳይሆን፡ እንደ አንድ ፕሮቴስታንት የኢትዮጵያ ቀጥተኛ ተዋሕዶ ቤተክርስቲያንን ለመዋጋት ነው። ለዚህም በወራሪነት ባሕርይ ከጀርመኖች ጋር ይስማማሉ በሚል ሃሳብ “ጋላ” ተብለው ሲጠሩ የነበሩትን ጎሳዎች ለማደራጀት በመነሳሳት በ ኢትዮጵያፋንታ ኩሽየሚለው ትርጉም ያለበትን መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ይዞ ወደ ምስራቅ አፍሪቃ/ኢትዮጵያ ተጓዝ፤ በዚህም የኦሮሙማ እንቅስቃሴን ጀመረው። ተልዕኮው ፀረኢትዮጵያ፣ ፀረተዋሕዶ እና የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ተልዕኮ መሆኑን ዛሬ እያየነው ነው። ዋናው ዲያብሎሳዊ ዓላማቸው፤ ኢትዮጵያን አፍርሰው ኢትዮጵያ እና ኢትዮጵያዊነትንም በተለይ ከአማራና ትግሬ በመንጠቅ “መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ውስጥ የተጠቀሰችው ኩሽ እኛ ነን” የሚለው ነው።

💭 ለዚህም ሤራ ዛሬ በሥራ ላይ ከሚያውሏቸው ድርጊቶቹ መካከል፤

በትግራይ ላይ ጦርነት በመክፈትና የትግራይ ሕዝብም ትክክለኛዋንና የጥንቷን ኢትዮጵያ ሳይሆን ይህችን አፄ ምኒልክ የቆረቆሯትን ኢትዮጵያን ጠልቶ እንዲተፋት፣ ቤተክህነትም እንድትከፋፈልና ከጎናቸው እንዳትቆም አባቶችን በማስፈራራት ምርር ብሎትና ተስፋ ቆርጦ ከቤተ ክስቲያኗ እንዲርቅ በማድረግ “ኢትዮጵያን መንጠቅ”። “አማራ” በተባለው ኢትዮጵያዊ በኩልም በኦሮሚያ ሲዖል የሚገኙትን አማርኛ ቋንቋ ተናጋሪዎችና ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ቀስ በቀስ እየጨፈጨፉ መጨረስ፤ ከትግራይ ሕዝብ ጋር ማባላትና ቁጥራቸውን መቀነስ፣ በዚህ ግራ የሚጋባውን “አማራ” የራሱ “የአማራ ማንነት” እንዲፈጥር መገፋፋት፣ ለዚህም ይረዱ ዘንድ እንደ ታየ ቦጋለ፣ ታዲዮስ ታንቱ፣ ኤርሚያስ ለገሰ እና የመሳሰሉ ኦሮሞ ኡማዎች እንዲሁም የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸውን ደቡባውያን መልምለው አዘጋጅተዋል። ከአማራው በላይ አማራ ሆነው እንዲታዩና አማራው መስማት የሚፈልገውን እንዲቀልቡት ይሠሩ ዘንድ ሲቅበዘበዙ እያየናቸው ነው።

የዚህ ሁሉ መቅበዝበዝ ትክክለኛዎቹ ኢትዮጵያውያን የሆኑት ትግራዋያን እና ያልተዳቀሉት አማርኛ ተናጋሪ ተዋሕዶ “አማራዎች” ኢትዮጵያን እርግፍ አድርገው በመተው እንደ ያዕቆብና ዔሳው ብኩራና ለማስረከብ ብሎም እስራኤል ዘ-ነፍስ የተባለችውን መንፈሳዊቷን ኢትዮጵያን ለመስረቅና “እስላማዊት ኩሽ” በሚል ዲያብሎሳዊ ህልም መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ላይ የተጠቀሰችው ገናናው “ኩሽ/ኢትዮጵያ” እኛ ነን ለማለት በማሰብ ነው። የመሀመድ ሰይጣን የሺህ አራት መቶ ዓመታት ህልም እንዲሁም የማርቲን ሉተር የአምስት መቶ ዓመታት ህልም መሆኑ ነው። በጣም የሚገርም ነው፤ የዲያብሎስ ብልጠት እኮ በጣም አደገኛ ነው፤ ግን ኦሮሞ ኡማዎቹ ይህ ድፍረታቸው መጥፊያቸው እንጂ በጭራሽ ሊሳካላቸው አይችልም፤ በተለይ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያለው አንድ ሕዝብ የመንፈስ ማንነት እና ምንነት ያለውን ሕዝብ የመንጠቅ፣ የመቀማት ብሎም የማጥፋት መለኮታዊ ፈቃድ የለውምና ነው።

ሌባው ሊሰርቅና ሊያርድ ሊያጠፋም እንጂ ስለ ሌላ አይመጣም”[የዮሐንስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፲፥፲]

💭 Der Krieg in Tigray sei vorbei, sagt Äthiopiens Regierung. Auf einer Reise durch die Provinz erlebt das Weltspiegel-Team etwas anderes: Eritreas Armee ist weiter präsent, Vergewaltigungen sind an der Tagesordnung – und auf dem Land leiden die Menschen unter Hunger. Äthiopische Streitkräfte mit ihren Verbündeten aus Eritrea kontrollieren vor allem die Hauptverkehrsachsen im Osten und Zentrum Tigrays. In den unwegsamen Gebieten jenseits der Straßen wird aber heftig weiter gekämpft. Dort kämpfen Mitglieder der “Tigray Defence Forces” (TDF) – der militärische Arm der früheren, abtrünnigen Volksbefreiungsfront von Tigray (TPLF).

💭 The war in Tigray is over, says Ethiopia’s government. On a trip through the province, the ARD ‘Weltspiegel’ team experienced something different: Eritrea’s army is still present, rape is the order of the day – and people in the countryside suffer from hunger. Ethiopian armed forces with their allies from Eritrea mainly control the main traffic axes in the east and center of Tigray. In the impassable areas beyond the roads, however, the fighting continues. Members of the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) – the military arm of the former, renegade Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – are fighting there.

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