European Union statement on Axum massacre: Amnesty report “harrowing”

Tigray conflict: Joint Statement by HR/VP Borrell and Commissioner Lenarčič on massacres in Axum 

Brussels, 26/02/2021 – 14:10, UNIQUE ID: 210226_7Joint Statements

Amnesty International issued a report today on atrocities that took place in Axum, Ethiopia, in November 2020. The report concludes that indiscriminate shelling and mass execution may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is another harrowing reminder of the violence that civilians in Tigray have been suffering since the onset of the conflict. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, all crimes against civilians and call for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice. We recall the obligation under International Humanitarian Law for all parties to ensure the protection of all civilians, including refugees and those internally displaced.

Hostilities must cease immediately and immediate, full and unfettered access to the whole of Tigray for all humanitarian actors and the media allowed. Since the outbreak of the conflict more than 100 days ago, thousands of civilians have lost their lives and reportedly 80% of the population remain cut off from external assistance, facing rising food insecurity and malnutrition. The level of suffering endured by civilians, including children, is appalling. This must cease immediately. Full access is essential to assess the situation on the ground and provide adequate protection and assistance to those who desperately need it.

9 comments

  1. The military Eritrean and Ethiopian must leave Tigray region immediately,why should be suffered the inocence people,why should be raped little girls.they so cruel.if we let them continue it they will kill day after day more and more.so stop genocide in Tigray they are a living human being like others in the world.

  2. What we all should be aware and also spread information about is, Abiy is a sick man in psychological perspective. He has what we call narcissistic personal disorder. He thinks he is above everything and everyone. He is higher than normal and most of all he thinks he knows best of all. In fact many have witnessed about this personality which he exhibited during all years in different organisations. He has also been blatant in local medias by saying he has always been dreaming of been a King, to fulfill his mothers dream when he was a 7 years old kid. People did not take him seriously at that time.

  3. Abiy is a narcissist.
    The essential characteristics of narcissism are a need for grandiosity, a persistent search for admiration and a lack of
    empathy. In short, narcissists are preoccupied with dreams of glory, power, status and prestige. Restless and bored when
    they are not in the limelight, they are flagrant attention-seekers. Because narcissistic leaders overvalue their own worth,
    they see special treatment as their inalienable right and believe that the rest of the world owes them something.
    Considering themselves above the rules that others play by, they disregard social conventions and often are arrogant,
    haughty and disdainful.

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