Bystanders to Genocide
Alemseged Abbay 03-04-21 - A 54-year-old Tigrayan refugee in the Sudan tearfully told the BBC he did not understand why his 11-year-old son had to be killed but he was left alive. A teacher in Zalambessa, eastern Tigray, wondered whether the killers, who machinegunned all her friend's five children, including those "who could not verbalize words," were human beings. A mother, who watched her two children gunned down in Axum, hysterically begged the killers to finish her too. They refused.
The Venable Law Firm's Support of Ethiopia's Genocide: The lives of Tigrayans are valued at US $105,000.
Elias Dawit 03-03-21 - The Venable LLP website (venable.com) displays a banner on its home page that states: We built our firm on an enduring promise: to see the world in the eyes of their clients. By representing Abiy Ahmed and his government, Venable is participating in the genocide against the Tigrayan people. It can't be any simpler. By representing Abiy Ahmed, this U.S. law firm, located at 600 Massachusetts Avenue...
Isayas Afewerki 's & Abiy Ahmed 's ethnic cleansing war on Tigray
Aman B 03-04-21 - In the Night of 3rd November, a long planned and well-prepared war against the people of Tigray was triggered by order of Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali as a reaction of an apparent attack against Ethiopian Northern Command forces by forces of the TPLF administration. What exactly happened during or before that night is unclear to the public, but the war starting date couldn’t have happened by coincidence.
The UN Failed to Proact in Tigrai As It Did in Rwanda
G.Amare, March 02, 2021 - UN, remember what you have said and promised after Rwanda's atrocities when over 800,000 people were savagely massacred within 100 days. By the time you (the UN) paid attention, it was too late to save the lives of Rwandans. Sadly, very many had lost their families, friends, and neighbors.
Massacre of "Ethiopianess" in the holy city of Axum
Aynalem Sebhatu 03-02-21 - The harrowing and horrifying news of genocide that is taking place in Tigray are trickling out via the help of investigative power of journalists and human rights organizations. Even though the Ethiopian government, the Eritrean government and the Amhara regional state try their best to cover up their genocidal tracks, internal U.S. government reports collaborated by reputable human rights organizations found overwhelming evidence on the massacres of civilians and ethnic cleansing in Tigray.
CNN EXCLUSIVE: Leader of Tigray's forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocide
(CNN) Leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US President Joe Biden to dial up the pressure against "invader forces." In a rare and exclusive interview with CNN, President of the Tigray People's Liberation Front Debretsion Gebremichael called for an independent probe into alleged killings, rape and violence, including those revealed in a CNN investigation published on Friday last week.
Four media workers arrested in Ethiopia's Tigray
Four media workers in Ethiopia's conflict-wracked Tigray region, including a translator working for Agence France-Presse, have been arrested and detained, their families and employers said.Tigray has been the theatre of fighting since early November 2020
Abiy's Folly and (One, Major) Consequence for Ethiopia
M Mikael, 03/02/2021 - In a recent exclusive report on one of the atrocities that were indiscriminately perpetrated on the Tigrayan population by Abiy's military and his foreign allies in destruction, CNN's reporter contemplates: "…Many of those abuses have been blamed on Eritrean soldiers, whose presence on the ground suggests..."
In the Age of Satellite Remote Sensing and Vision no one can hide Genocide.
Gebre Selema 03-01-21 - If cutting off electricity, internet, water, telephone, bank account, food, road, budget, salary, killing, bombing, looting, raping women from the age of 4 to 92 years old, burning of crops, looting of live stocks, bombing of factories, universities, schools, churches, hotels and extrajudicial killing of people of all walk of life cannot hide the genocide of ethnic Tigreans, the fake facade of sovereignty will not hide it.
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CNN 03-01-21 - Abraham began burying the bodies in the morning and didn't stop until nightfall.
The corpses, some dressed in white church robes drenched in blood, were scattered in arid fields, scrubby farmlands and a dry riverbed. Others had been shot on their doorsteps with their hands bound with belts. Among the dead were priests, old men, women, entire families and a group of more than 20 Sunday school children, some as young as 14, according to eyewitnesses, parents and their teacher.
The Superheroes: Tegaru in the diaspora braved the winter and stood for their people.
Kalayu Abrha 03-01-21 - It is the greatest paradox in the history of Tigray, the great ancient nation, that it is suffering at the same time it is celebrating. The fact that it is suffering, in the devilish hands of those who benefited from its great sacrifices and hard work, is by now known to the whole world. Why Tigray is smiling while weeping is because it is celebrating its sons and daughters in the diaspora who are out in the city streets of America, Europe, and Australia, for several weeks now, in a determination no less than those who are in the trenches of Tigray to wipe the barbarians out.
Open Letter To Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
SJTE 03-01-21 - SJTE would like to thank the US State Department for the response letter from Mr. Robert F. Godec dated February 17, 2021. We also thank you for your expressed concern on the dire crisis in Tigray. In your letter, you have indicated that the United States continues to call for a complete end to the fighting in Tigray. However, it must be noted that the track record of Abiy Ahmed and his mentor President Isaias Afwerki does not show that they would accept any call for a peaceful resolution of the war in Tigray.
International media in Tigray: They're not naive at all
(Yusuf Abdulkedir, 02/28/21) - Many people are expressing their concern that the group of International media in Tigray are being subjected to overt and covert ways of making it difficult for them to be able to meet victims and eyewitnesses to find out exactly what happened in Tigray regarding human rights violations, war crimes, looting, destruction, and the humanitarian crisis in general.
Atrocities in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE 02-27-21 - The United States is gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia...The immediate withdrawal of Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces from Tigray are essential first steps. They should be accompanied by unilateral declarations of cessation of hostilities by all parties to the conflict and a commitment to permit unhindered delivery of assistance to those in Tigray.
Latest internal U.S. government report and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
Governance Forum 02-27-21 - The latest internal U.S. government report further consolidates the concerns that we have been reflecting for quite some time. It cemented the fact that Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), EHRC's Director Dr Daniel Bekelle (a close confidant of the Abiy Ahmed), and the rest of the hierarchy down in the ladder(and the entire organization) cannot be trusted in matters related to Tigray.
Biden discusses crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region with Kenyan leader -White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, discussed the crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the White House said. Biden and Kenyatta "discussed the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia's Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of life and ensure humanitarian access," the White House said in a statement.
THE MASSACRE IN AXUM
(Amnesty International)_ Between 19 and 29 November 2020, Eritrean troops operating in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Tigray, committed a series of human rights and humanitarian law violations, including killing hundreds of civilians. Over an approximately 24-hour period on 28-29 November, Eritrean soldiers deliberately shot civilians on the street and carried out systematic house-to-house searches, extrajudicially executing men and boys. The massacre was carried out in retaliation for an earlier attack by a small number of local militiamen, joined by local residents armed with sticks and stones. ...
Hundreds of buildings burned around Tigray town, research group says
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fires that appear to have been deliberately set destroyed more than 500 structures this week in and around Ethiopia's/Tigray Gijet town, an analysis of satellite imagery shared with Reuters has found, adding credence to reports of continued conflict in parts of the northern region of Tigray.
Belligerent Amhara Regional State and Trails of Blood, Rape and Ethnic Cleansing
Aynalem Sebhatu 02-24-21 - After the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012, inter-regional federal states and intra-regional conflicts grew among different ethnic groups threatening to split the Ethiopian federation apart. The ethno-nationalist demands intensified after 2015, especially with the rise of Abiy Ahmed to power. Contrary to his graduate work and his expertise on conflict resolution, Abiy helped foment discontent among political elites and sowing seeds of discord became his hallmark of his leadership.
Crimes against Tigrayan peacekeepers: Shame on Abiy Ahmed and the Country
Isaac M (from Mekelle) 02-24-21 - In the last few days disturbing faces of Tigrayan peacekeepers covered with blood at Juba airport of South Susan has been circulating in social media outlets. Sudan Tribune reported that: '5 Ethiopian peacekeepers who accomplished their duty with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are reportedly being harassed indiscriminately for their Tigray ethnicity by the Ethiopian army'.