Human rights organization Amnesty International said on Friday that “hundreds” of people were massacred by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region last November. Amnesty’s Jean-Baptiste Gallopin, who conducted numerous interviews with residents and witness from the historical town of Axum, where the alleged massacre took place, told DW: “The perpetrators were Eritreans.” “We interviewed 41 residents and witnesses from Axum over two research missions,” he continued. “So we’re pretty confident in our findings. We also used satellite imagery that allowed us to corroborate the burial sites.” In addition, Gallopin said there had been “indiscriminate shelling on the city and looting by Eritrean forces.” Watch video 02:47 Share Ethiopia: Massacre in Axum Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3pwy1 Amnesty report details massacre in Tigray US, Kenya discuss ‘human rights crises’ On Thursday, US President Joe Biden called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to talk over the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. 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. Last month, the US called on Eritrean troops to withdraw from Tigray. However, both… Read full this story
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