The War on Tigray has been characterized by the Ethiopian government’s deceitful attempts to control the narrative. Throughout the war, the government has co-opted the entire state apparatus and ramped up its attempt to impose hegemonic control on the narrative by launching campaigns of disinformation, intimidation, demonization and gaslighting.
Meaning that both the AU and the ACHPR lack the impartiality and independence that would be required for any credible investigation.
These markers have not only been met, with the continuous stream of reports of atrocities that are ongoing, they have been exceeded. It is inconceivable that in light of all of this the world can ignore Tigray Genocide any longer.
As far as I am concerned what you are doing now is tantamount to breaking someone’s leg on purpose and then donating a wheelchair to aid with their mobility. Because it’s the same force that you blessed and sent who has come here to massacre us.
Not only did Tigrayan religious leaders decline the invitation to meet with the delegation from Addis Ababa, the people of Mekelle registered their protest through various acts of civic disobedience, including blocking roads, and staying at home.
With this historical reality in mind and in light of what we know of the current conflict in Tigray it is not difficult to determine that the War on Tigray poses a great risk to cultural and religious heritage be it from intentional destruction, as collateral damage, or organized looting. There have been reports and photographic evidence of intentional attacks against buildings (mosques and churches included) and monuments recognized as both local and international historical heritage sites.
They [Eritreans soldiers] said they had been told to kill, to kill all Tigrayan males over the age of four. They said we are told to kill them all so that they don’t come to take revenge upon us in the future.
It has been very difficult to obtain an eyewitness account of the war on Tigray due to the communication blackout, blockade and fear. The following shocking account of the war…