Tigray, 02 June, 2021 / 7:31 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has reported the gross violation of human rights in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where military have been accused of raping women including Catholic Nuns.
According to the Catholic charity organization, soldiers from neighboring Eritrea, who entered the Horn of Africa country to support the Ethiopian federal troops, are committing a chain of other atrocities including killing innocent civilians.
A source, anonymous for security reasons, described the current situation in Tigray where the killings target younger people as “a genocide.”
“This is clearly genocide against the people of Tigray. This is not just fighting; they are killing everybody. That is a sign of genocide. Many people are escaping from Tigray to Sudan and some of them, especially the young, are escaping because they are being targeted,” the source told ACN in the Wednesday, June 2 report.
The source added in reference to the perpetrators of the abuses, “They are deliberately targeting the young. Young people are killed, our ladies and women are abused with sexual harassment. That is a sign of genocide itself.”