U.S. Govt 'Knew of Ethiopia Migrant Killings on Saudi Border'

The U.S. was aware of deaths and human rights abuses of Ethiopian migrants since 2022 but the Biden administration decided not to deal with the matter publicly, according to New York Times report.

The government of Ethiopia said on August 22, 2023, that it would "promptly investigate the incident in tandem with the Saudi authorities" after a report by HRW, revealed massive allegations of killings of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross the Yemen-Saudi border by Saudi border guards.

The statement by the Ethiopian ministry of foreign affairs said "at this critical juncture, it is highly advised to exercise utmost restraint from making unnecessary speculations until investigation is complete," adding that despite "the unfortunate tragedy", the two countries "enjoy excellent long standing relations".


Ethiopian migrants (file photo).

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