Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Accuses Eritrean Military of Crimes Against Humanity

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has accused Eritrean troops of committing crimes against humanity citing the killing of more than 100 civilians in Axum in November 2020.

The EHRC carried out investigations into the November 28 and 29 massacre in war-torn Tigray, finding that the Eritrean military committed possible war crimes.

“Information collected during this preliminary investigation confirm that during the two days of November 28 and November 29, grave violations of human rights were committed and that in Axum, over one hundred residents… were killed by Eritrean soldiers,” the commission said.

“As these grave human rights violations may amount to crimes against humanity or war crimes, it underscores the need for a comprehensive investigation into overall human rights situation in Tigray region.”

The EHRC’s findings corroborate the investigations of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch into the killings in Tigray.

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