Eritrean Forces Accused of Crimes In Ethiopia After Truce

A new report from rights group Amnesty International says soldiers from Eritrea continued to commit war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in Ethiopia's Tigray region after a ceasefire agreement was signed between the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces in November 2022.

Amnesty bases its report on 49 remote interviews with survivors, witnesses and officials who identified EDF soldiers through their uniforms, language and interrogation methods. The victims said they were targeted due to suspected links to the Tigray People's Liberation Front.

The report documents extrajudicial killings, rape, sexual slavery and pillaging by Eritrean troops in the months following the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement on November 2, 2022. The atrocities occurred primarily in the districts of Kokob Tsibah and Mariam Shewito near the Eritrean border the report says.


Mahlet, a 17-year-old rape survivor from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region (file photo).

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