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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 09:21 AM

U.S. Is 'Gravely Concerned' By Reports Of Abuses In Ethiopia

Source: Associated Press

The U.S. is "Gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation" in Ethiopia's Tigray region, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in the toughest statement yet from the U.S. on Ethiopia's ongoing conflict.

Accounts of atrocities by Ethiopian forces against residents of the country's northwestern region of Tigray were detailed in reports by The Associated Press and by Amnesty International.

"We strongly condemn the killings, forced removals and displacements, sexual assaults, and other extremely serious human rights violations and abuses by several parties that multiple organizations have reported in Tigray. We are also deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis," said Blinken in a statement issued Saturday.

Those responsible for abuses in Tigray must be held accountable, Blinken added, calling for an independent, international investigation into the reports of human rights violations.

Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/U-S-is-gravely-concerned-by-reports-of-abuses-15986077.php

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:23 AM

1. Shouldn't we also be "gravely concerned" about the abuses taking place right here at home?

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 10:14 AM

2. C'mon. There are no forced removals, sexual assaults or killings here

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