Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Report says war crimes may have been committed


All sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have violated international human rights, some of which may amount to crimes against humanity, a new report states. Extra-judicial executions, torture, rape, and attacks against refugees and displaced people were documented. A joint investigation by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the UN Human Rights Office said there could also be evidence of war crimes. The war broke out on 4 November 2020. It started when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy ordered an offensive against regional forces in northern Tigray region. Government forces initially routed the rebels, but things changed in June with the Tigrayan fighters making significant territorial gains. They are now reportedly approaching the capital, Addis Ababa.(BBC)…[+]