NAIROBI (Reuters) – Amnesty Worldwide accused Eritrean forces on Friday of killing tons of of civilians in northern Ethiopia over 24 hours final 12 months, an incident it described as a possible crime towards humanity.
Eritrea rejected the accusations. However an Ethiopian state human rights physique issued a press release that additionally described such killings, although with fewer particulars.
It was a uncommon official acknowledgment from Ethiopia that Eritrean troops participated within the battle throughout the federal government’s crackdown within the Tigray area final 12 months.
Amnesty mentioned it had spoken to 41 witnesses who described the mass killings of “many tons of of civilians” by Eritrean troops in Axum, an historic metropolis in northern Ethiopia.
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