Rights group urges war crimes inquiry in Tigray


Human Rights Watch has added its voice to calls for an urgent United Nations backed inquiry into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Ethiopian region of Tigray.

The lobby group has accused Ethiopian and Eritrean forces of indiscriminately shelling the city of Aksum in November.

Echoing a report last week by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch says the Eritreans later massacred an estimated 200 civilians.

Eritrea has in the past dismissed the allegations. Ethiopia’s Human Rights Commission says they should be taken seriously.

On Thursday, the UN Security Council failed to agree on a joint statement on the conflict in Tigray.

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