Ethiopia’s government-funded human rights commission says security forces killed dozens of civilians following clashes with rebels in the country’s Gambella region in June. After the OLA and GLF militants withdrew from the city, Gambella regional security force members searched houses and targeted civilians whom they accused of harboring weapons and fighters, the rights commission said. The 13-page report concluded “at least 50 civilians” were killed “individually and in mass extrajudicial executions” by regional security forces between June 14 and June 16. Abel Adane, the Gambella office head for the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, said the killings took place in several locations across the city. The report from the human rights commission was based on interviews with 58 people, including eyewitnesses and relatives of victims.
Source: Ethiopian News September 30, 2022 00:36 UTC