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Human Rights Watch: Saudi Border Guards Have Killed Hundreds of Ethiopian Asylum Seekers

HeadlineAug 21, 2023

Saudi border guards have killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers who’ve tried to cross the Yemen-Saudi border since March 2022. That’s according to a new investigation by Human Rights Watch that relies on firsthand accounts from 42 people, over 100 verified videos and photos, and an analysis of satellite imagery. This is an excerpt of a video from HRW accompanying its report.

Human Rights Watch video: “We found evidence that Saudi border guards have used explosive weapons and shot people at close range in what appears to be a policy targeting migrants and asylum seekers, including women and children, at the border. Human Rights Watch believes this may amount to crimes against humanity. Saudi Arabia’s border forces should stop intentionally using lethal force to kill Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers with explosive weapons.”

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