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U.N. Panel Says Ethiopia May Have Committed Crimes Against Humanity in Tigray

HeadlineSep 20, 2022

A panel of United Nations experts said Monday Ethiopia’s government may have committed “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in the northern Tigray region. The report by the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia was released as Ethiopia renewed its military offensive against separtist rebels in Tigray, ending a five-month-old ceasefire. The commission said Monday all parties to the conflict were found to have committed crimes, including extrajudicial killings and rape. The conflict in Tigray has combined with the climate crisis to exacerbate a food shortage in Ethiopia, where some 20 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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