US Secretary of State describes violence in Tigray as ”ethnic cleansing”, presses for probe

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(Source: Africa News) –

US Secretary of State describes violence in Tigray as ''ethnic cleansing, presses for probe

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has described violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “ethnic cleansing”.

Testifying before Congress Wednesday, Blinken pressed for a probe and the exit of Eritrean troops.

“We have, as you know, forces from Eritrea over there, and we have forces from an adjoining region, Amhara, that are there. They need to come out and a force that will not abuse the human rights of the people of Tigray or commit acts of ethnic cleansing which we’ve seen in western Tigray. That has to stop. We also need full accountability; we need to get an independent investigation into what took place there”, the US Secretary of State said.

An AFP journalist recently visited the village of Dengolat where residents recounted a massacre by troops wearing military uniforms and speaking an Eritrean dialect of the Tigrinya language.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, launched a military campaign in November 2020 after blaming the region’s ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front party, for attacks on army camps.


1 thought on “US Secretary of State describes violence in Tigray as ”ethnic cleansing”, presses for probe

  1. Tigray is gonna be a country soon by the price paid by our people-Children, mothers and elders says:

    With whom do weneed move forward ? With Amhara people?? I dnot generalize and hate all amhara, but we donot need to be part of Ethiopia anymore unless some of you who want to control and govern socalled ethiopians as whole in one box. We are no commodities or chickens, but humanbeings.

    Let them live alone; unity is an ephemestical term used to hide one’s intention to control and rule people in the guise of unified and strong nation.

    One lady said: our forefathers never told us the atrocities and treacherous behavours of amhara people and it is the fault of our fathers that we are living together with amhara people and paying such a huge price.

    We always justify our nationalty as ethiopians by relating it to our religious tenets.Ethiopia streches out its hand towrds God etc. We misunderstood these kind of biblical verses and tend to accept ethiopinism as God-given identity which is false and sign of brainwashed men . However, now it is over and no more ethipianism.

    We should not let foreign or national leaders to decide our own national fate that could endanger the lives of our future generation and soverignity as Tegarus!!!! nay kedem yeakil merahitin konu abotatina ayatatinan lizi abkiomunaiyom besenki hiwhat dekinana yikitelu yihredu alwu it should be culminated by now!!

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