The Mayi-Kadra massacre is said to have left about 600 dead

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has estimated that 600 people have been massacred in the city of Mai-Kadra, in the western part of the region. These crimes are alleged to have been committed by a Tigrayan militia.

as reported from Addis Ababa, Noé Rochet-Bodin

Amnesty Internationalhad already taken up this city is located along the Sudanese border, exposed to civilian violence on 9 November. But according to the latest investigation by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, at least 600 Amhara individuals were massacred in Mai-Kadra by a Tigrayan militia.

Planned crime, then committed in cold blood by Samri, a brigade of young Tigrayan militiamen according to interviews with survivors.

► Read also:Refugees in Sudan testify about the survivors of the Mai-Kadra massacre

The story of the events is unequivocal, the inhabitants of the city would not have had any chance to escape their torturers. The massacre is taking place in these countries in the western part of the province, the site of territorial claims between the Amharas and the Tigrayans for decades.

However, the current situation requires caution. Conflicting testimonies are pouring in from neighboring Sudan, where more than 40,000 Ethiopians have taken refuge. It is still impossible today to fully shed light on these crimes. And these question marks will remain as long as the Tigray remains in the dark, cut off from all contact with the outside as for twenty-two days.


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