Twitter ought to Suspend Abiy Ahmed from its Platform

If Twitter was worried about Trump’s tweets being used to justify violence in a country with strong guardrails against civilians turning on one another and where there’s no specific ethnic minority that the tweets targeted, it should be horrified by Abiy’s tweets for two reasons. First, Abiy is very blunt in his tweets in a way that Trump never was, and never could have been. Abiy is clear about who the target is and about what needs to be done. The target is ethnic Tigrayans and what needs to be done is left to each person’s discretion, which means anything goes. This has all the hallmarks of a call to genocide. Second, there’s no independent body in Ethiopia who can say “this is wrong”. So, if Abiy orders an attack against Tigrayans, which has done in multiple tweets, ethnic Tigrayans have no one to appeal to.

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License to Commit Atrocities Disguised as an Ultimatum
Notice from the Office of the Prime Minister

License to Commit Atrocities Disguised as an Ultimatum

And so, having already planted this "notice", the regime seems bent on devastating Tigray and then blaming it on the TPLF for refusing to surrender. In other words, the regime has given itself a license to murder and destroy Tigray.

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‘እጅግ በጣም አስቸኳይ ፍላጎት’: ረሃብ ትግራይን እያስጨነቀ ነው

በካራ አና ተፅፎ በ Horn Anarchists ተተረጎመ ናይሮቢ፣ ኬንያ      እጅግ ከደከሙ ስደተኞች፣ በአጨዳ ወቅት አፋፍ ላይ እስከ ተቃጠሉ ሰብሎች ድረስ ረሃብ በኢትዮጵያ ትግራይ ክልል ውስጥ ከሁለት ወር በላይ ከዘለቀው ጦርነት…

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Mekelle in the Aftermath of the Threat of Indiscriminate Shelling, First-hand Accounts of the War on Tigray (part 2)

29 Nov., 2020. Second day in hiding. We have decided to leave our hideout and return to Mekelle. We are not under any illusion that the situation in Mekelle will have returned to normalcy.

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