(Human Rights Concern-Eritrea) Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HRCE) has received credible evidence that the Eritrean Armed forces including conscripts, have been sent to the Tigray region of Ethiopia and are engaged in heavy fighting with the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Forces (TPLF), alongside the Ethiopian armed forces.
The TPLF fought a liberation struggle against Ethiopia in the last decades of the 20th Century, and later participated in the government of Ethiopia. More recently, there have been ongoing tensions between Ethiopia’s government and the TPLF, which controls Tigray, the country’s northernmost state. These tensions came to a head on 4th November 2020, when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the Ethiopian military to march into Tigray, take control, and establish a 6-month State of Emergency. Continue Reading