War crimes accusations in Tigray: "We demand an investigation under the auspices of the UN" (Amnesty)

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A fighter on the border of Tigray, Ethiopia, with Eritrea, November 22, 2020. EDUARDO SOTERAS AFP

By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

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In a report made public on Friday, the NGO Amnesty International accuses the Eritrean army of having massacred "hundreds of civilians" in November 2020 in Tigray, a region of northern Ethiopia where it was fighting the rebels alongside the forces. national.

The NGO bases its claims on testimonies from survivors - refugees in neighboring Sudan or reached by telephone - and on satellite images of the city of Aksum, an ancient and holy city in northern Tigray.

Explanations from Jean-Baptiste Gallopin, consultant to Amnesty International's crisis response unit.

  • Human rights

  • Eritrea

  • Ethiopia

  • NGO

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