NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday said a highly anticipated investigation into violence against The Tigray War in Ethiopia could not transfer to another location by accident, killing several hundred people in white city of Axum.
Michelle Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council that a deportation to the east and center of Tigray, where witnesses had criticized Ethiopian troops and their Eritrean counterparts for nearly 10 months of violence, “would not be possible.” He also called for “sudden changes in security and conflict resolution.”
He did not elaborate. The war changed dramatically in late June when Tigray troops occupied the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian army and its allies withdrew. Since then, many of Tigray’s witnesses have been the safest and most accessible in the region.
The turning point came in the middle of a joint investigation with the UN Office for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, which took place between May 16 and Aug. 20.
The joint report will be published on November 1, a delayed release which is expected once this month.
In a joint statement last week, the group conducted a survey of the Tigray headquarters in Mekele as well as the areas of Wukro, Samre, Alamata, Bora, Maichew, Dansha, Maikadra and Humera in the southern and western region of the region. The group also searched Gondar and Bahir Dar in the vicinity of Amhara and in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.
The war continues to worry Africa, the second most populous country in Africa, where both sides have been described as “cruel”. Mr Bachelet also said that “arrests, killings, systematic theft, and sexual assault continue to create fear and loss of life that led to the displacement of Tigray civilians.”
Thousands have now relocated after Tigray forces brought the war into Amhara and Afar.
“If things do not change in Ethiopia there will be an unprecedented human catastrophe in this century,” British ambassador Rita French told the human rights organization, adding that the Ethiopian government is “overseeing the Tigray operation” where 400,000 are now facing starvation. .
Ethiopian attorney Gedion Timothewos Hessebon told the council that as a result of the investigation, the group had not investigated the killings in places such as Amhara group of Chenna Teklehaymanot.
The attorney general also criticized another investigation by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’, which is an African Union, inconsistent and “therefore the Ethiopian government does not approve.”
The commission’s report is available later this year, the deputy chief of staff, Remy Ngoy Lumbu, told the council.