2022-02-17 12:36:44

Ethiopia: Amnesty Accuses Tigrayan Forces of Rape & Murder in Latest Probe of War Crimes in Conflict

Amnesty International is accusing Tigrayan forces of deliberately killing dozens of unarmed civilians and gang-raping dozens of women and girls in the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia. This comes as the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan rebel forces remain at war, and just last year Amnesty similarly accused the Ethiopian government of subjecting Tigrayan women and girls to rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation, and other forms of torture.

“These are deliberate attacks which constitute war crimes and possibly may also constitute crimes against humanity,” says Amnesty’s Donatella Rovera, who led the investigation behind this most recent report. While Amnesty has been barred by the Ethiopian government from investigating these crimes on the ground, she says they have used satellite imagery to corroborate the testimonies of civilians who have escaped attacks by both the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan rebel forces

 

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