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Ethiopian Troops Accused of Massacring Tigrayan Prisoners of War

HeadlineDec 06, 2022

In northern Ethiopia, the commander of Tigrayan forces says two-thirds of troops have relocated away from the frontlines, a month after a ceasefire agreement ended fighting in the war-torn region. This comes as Ethiopia’s military has been accused of massacring Tigrayan prisoners of war captured during the conflict. The Washington Post reports at least 83 Tigrayan soldiers in a makeshift Ethiopian prison camp were slaughtered by guards in November 2021, with their bodies dumped in a mass grave by the prison gate. Other witnesses reported Ethiopian guards have killed imprisoned soldiers in at least seven other locations.

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