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Rights Groups Accuse Ethiopian Troops of War Crimes in Tigray

HeadlineApr 08, 2022

A joint report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch finds authorities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have committed widespread abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020 that amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. These crimes include murder, enforced disappearances, torture, deportation, sexual violence and other inhumane acts. The conflict has displaced more than 400,000 people, and the United Nations said in January up to 40% of Tigray’s 6 million people faced an “extreme lack of food.” This week, the Red Cross said it had secured the first shipments of humanitarian aid to Tigray in six months, after Ethiopia declared a ceasefire on March 25.

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