Human Rights Groups Report New Wave of Abuses in Ethiopia
Thousands of Tigrayans are being forcibly expelled, detained or killed in a fresh wave of ethnic violence in the western part of Ethiopia's Tigray region, two rights groups warned on Thursday December 16, 2021. In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) blamed armed groups from Amhara, which are aligned with Ethiopia's military, for the abuses.
"Tigrayan civilians attempting to escape the new wave of violence have been attacked and killed. Scores in detention face life-threatening conditions including torture, starvation, and denial of medical care," HRW and Amnesty International said.
A government spokesman denied Amhara security forces were responsible for the attack. He told Reuters news agency the abuses were committed by Tigrayan forces.
The report came a day before a UN Human Rights Council special session on possible war crimes committed during the conflict.
Amhara Forces Kill, Expel, Detain Tigrayans - New Report
HRW, 16 December 2021
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State Department, 17 December 2021
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An armed member of a local militia watches the hills for Tigrayan fighters (file photo).