HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT  ACCUSE GROUP OF ETHNIC CLEANSING

Written by on April 6, 2022

Two human rights groups have accused armed forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Tigrayans.

In a joint report, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Amhara officials and regional special forces and militias fighting in western Tigray of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

They also accused Ethiopia’s military of complicity in those acts.

The rights organisations have spent over a year interviewing more than 400 people, and using satellite imagery to gather evidence from the region which has been extremely difficult for journalists, aid groups and others to access.

The groups say that hundreds of Tigrayans remain unlawfully detained and have called for their immediate release.


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