Tag: Human Rights
After months of accusations forwarded by Western governments over the widespread violation of human rights and denial of access to aid in Tigray regional state, the Ethiopian government admitted that crimes against civilians were committed by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) during the war in the region.
As western governments and right defenders continue to mount pressure against the Ethiopian government over the ongoing crisis in Tigray, Human Rights Watch reports Eritrean armed forces massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Tigray region in November 2020.
10 prisons and documentations of all inmates in Tigray were destroyed when the regional government of Tigray, which was under the control of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), collapsed in November 2020, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission revealed.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said it discovered crimes were committed against humanity by individuals and groups who “directly participated” in the violence that swept through Oromia region following the assassination of Oromo musical idol –Hachalu Hundessa.
The State of Emergency (SoE) Inquiry Board which is composed of members from the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) accused Sudanese security personnel of perpetrating attacks on civilians after receiving bribes from members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The accusations came at a press briefing by the chairperson of the Inquiry Board, Lemma Tessema, at the parliament.