December 8, 2022

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Amnesty International & HRW to release a joint report about atrocities in western Tigray

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are due to release today a joint investigation into alleged atrocities against Tigrayans in Western Tigray. The upcoming report is reportedly supported by satellite images too.

This investigative report is being released at a very crucial time as tomorrow UN Human Rights Council is due to hold a special session on Ethiopia. The session has been requested by European Union member states. No African country, part of the UN Human Rights Council, signed the requisition for the upcoming session due to being held on Friday.

While the Ethiopian government is rallying the support of African countries for tomorrow’s UN Human Rights Council’s session, the investigative report due to be released in the coming hours could lead to more pressure upon the Ethiopian government.

Western Tigray is a disputed territory between the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. The area is now under the control of Ethiopian Federal Forces, Amhara Regional Forces, and Eritrean forces. UN aid agencies have no access to Western Tigray.