Ethiopian Legal Brief

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: How a massacre in the sacred city of Aksum unfolded – BBC News

The mass killings on 28 and 29 November may amount to a crime against humanity, Amnesty International says in a report.An eyewitness told the BBC how bodies remained unburied on the streets for days, with many being eaten by hyenas.Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane G Meskel has dismissed the accusations as “preposterous” and “fabricated”.In a tweet, he suggested that the eyewitnesses quoted were militiamen allied to Tigray’s former ruling party, the TPLF, whose dispute with Ethiopia’s federal government led to the conflict in the region.Ethiopia’s government has promised a joint investigation with international actors. While it cast questions on Amnesty’s methodology, it admitted “serious issues that should be of great concern” were raised.Both Ethiopia and Eritrea deny that Eritrean forces have been involved in the Tigray conflict.

Source: Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: How a massacre in the sacred city of Aksum unfolded – BBC News

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