Conflict Leads to Attacks on Civilians, Torture

The conflict in Tigray has spawned “alleged gross violations of human rights” by all sides, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said yesterday.
 

  • Violations in Ethiopia’s northernmost state include: attacks on civilians, extrajudicial killings, torture, gang rapes, and mass detentions.
  • People of Tigrayan ethnicity have been detained in Addis Ababa because of their ethnicity, and media outlets shut down in Tigray.
  • Tigrayan forces have been blamed for attacks on civilians, leading to the displacement of more than 275,000 people.
  • Nearly 2.5 million people are in need of health assistance from WHO and partners.

 
The conflict “risks spilling over to the whole Horn of Africa,” Bachelet said.
 
UN News


Related: Protest against abuses in Ethiopia's Tigray region – Africanews/AP

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