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🧵The recent controversy of @TomGardner18, @TheEconomist reporter (now fired) who censored @MLInstitute publication on z suffering of #Tigrayans under TPLF rule, is not an isolated incident

#omission of facts has been another dimension of western media backing pro-TPLF narrative
The most notable/earliest evidence of this was z western media censorship of the @UNEthiopia crisis when African employees of the UN were fired by @DrTedros after they complained about @DrTedros's role in fixing @UNOCHA data & silencing reports of health infra destruction by TPLF
Another case of #omission was ignoring reports by civil society & health workers in Amhara/Afar regions (that uncovered mass destruction/atrocities committed by TPLF

In contrast, every claim by any doctor or "source" in Tigray is reported by western media
reuters.com/world/africa/e…
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🧵Videos by popular artists, government officials, priests and Amhara elites advocating for the annihilation of Tigrayas.
1. #Debebe_Eshetu (Artist): Let us annihilate the day time hyenas and sanctify ourselves. We will be blessed if we exterminate the Tigrayans.
#TigrayGenocide
2. #Andargachew_Tsige: Ethiopian-Born UK citizen telling government forces: "I am telling you the truth; we must be really brutal to the Tigrayans; we must annihilate them entirely with cruelty."
#TigrayGenocide
@DavidAltonHL @helenhayes_ @10DowningStreet
3. Elias Wendimu, #Tsehay_printing CEO
Putting the #Tigrayans into concentration camps are acceptable act of responsible govt. For example, the US incarcerated Iraqis and Japanese throughout the US-Iraq war and the Second World War respectively.
#TigrayGenocide
@USEmbassyAddis
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🛑🛑🛑Attention:

Ethiopian fascism at its climax stage!

The demonisation & dehumanisation of ethnic #Tigrayans have been conducted publicly by Ethiopian journalists, politicians, public figures, activists, & genocide apologist & paid sympathisers of the Ethiopian regime.
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Here I provide tangible evidence to support my claim.

Alemneh Wasa of zehabesha is a journalist by profession and has been at the core of the anti-#Tigrayan movement, especially, for the past 15 months.

Pan-Africanists should #KnowMore before saying #NoMore!

@HabenGirma Image
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An English translation to his bio on his @Twitter account:

<<This holy country Ethiopia is in trouble today due to her traitor children. The treasonous are unapologetically doing their best to destroy her. Beloved Ethiopians, I will do all I can in the battlefield of ...>>
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🔴🔴🔴

THREAD: who murdered #Maria of @MSF in #Tigray?

Today, I reveal a story that I have kept private to myself for several months about what were the events that finally led to the murder of Maria, Yohannes, & Tedros.

I interviewed my friend who escaped ...

👇🏾Maria Image
2/n

... the murder & here I share the story as told to me by him [medical doctor] whose name & whereabouts I will never share publicly but only privately to those who have a sincere desire to hear directly from him.
@MarksSimon @declanwalsh

👇🏾Tedros (Photo credit: @MSF) Image
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Today marks the 6th month of the murder of María Hernandez, emergency coordinator; Yohannes Halefom, assistant coordinator; & Tedros Gebremariam, driver.

@ZekuZelalem @nimaelbagir @katie_polglase @rcoreyb @LABailey @berhe_lucy @LaetitiaBader
👇🏾Yohannes (Photo credit: @MSF) Image
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THREAD: "We are almost dead bodies!"

What a heart-wrenching💔 expression from one of my contacts in #WesternTigray!

I saw the following picture going viral on Facebook. I was curious to know more & contacted the very person who posted it.
2/n

"A translation to his post: "Those who are in this picture are Tigrayans whom the Ethiopian govt announced about saying they are PoW. One of them [the one pointed out with an arrow] is a person whom I know very well. He's detained at Milabferes, Adigoshu, [Western Tigray]."
3/n

" His name is Muley & he is originally from Selekleka, [North_Western Tigray] and now they are parading him [who is a civilian] as a prisoner of war. They are torturing our civilian people."
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Ethnic profiling at the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia!

One of my friends in Addis Ababa:

<<Gerewa, yesterday they took a copy of the employment IDs of every #Tigrayan employee at the Head Office of the Commerical Bank of Ethiopia.>>
2/n

I was curious and asked: " Wait, did they take the copy of the IDs of only the #Tigrayan employees or of all employees regardless of their ethnic background?"
To which my friend replied, "It is only the #Tigrayans ..."

@RepMcCaul @SenatorMenendez @USAmbUN @AnnLinde
3/n

"They might start detaining #Tigrayan employees tomorrow; that is what I feel."

#TigrayMassArrests

@LaetitiaBader @hrw @GerrySimpsonHRW @jbgallopin @amnesty @AmnestyEARO @ICRC @katie_polglase
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Why I #RejectTheJointInvestigation
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The joint investigation into human rights abuses in #Tigray that @UNHumanRights & @EthioHRC conducted is fraught with serious limitations; does not satisfy the minimum standards, and as such should be rejected.
Here is why: 1 /24
1. The involvement of a national body to investigate a situation, which is marked by gross violations of human rights & humanitarian norms; and committed in a politically polarized society as current #Ethiopia is unprecedented, including in @UNHumanRights 's experience 2/24
2. There was no good reason to involve the @EthioHRC in this endeavor. In fact, it was the sheer insistence of the #Ethiopian regime that forced the @UNHumanRights to accept the arrangement as a last resort. No other explanation is provided on z matter. This is suspicious. 3/24
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#TheAgonies: #TigrayWarRapeVictims

THREAD: Western Tigray

Another day, another agony, a devastating story shared by a young #Tigrayan woman from a refugee camp in Sudan.

As I write her testimony, my heart is beating faster and and faster ...
@LaetitiaBader @jbgallopin
2/n
Few days ago, I wrote a lengthy thread about Christine, a teenager who was gang-raped by the Amhara Special Forces inside the compound of St Gabriel Orthodox Church at Humera town, Western Tigray.

Today, I write the story of Paula, another #Tigrayan woman.

@AnnLinde
3/n
Paula is originally from the town of Shire Endasilasie. She has witnessed the shelling of her hometown by the joint invading forces of @AbiyAhmedAli in November. She was there as the artillery shells were flying over her house and landing on households in the town.

@USAmbUN
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I have no words 📢📢📢

THREAD: #AbductedTigrayanCivilians

A heart-wrenching testimony from a #Tigrayan resident of Addis Ababa city:

Translated into English as follows:
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Let my name remain anonymous for the sake of my safety. I'm writing to you about ...
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..the atrocity that has been committed on us. So, please disseminate this to all concerned bodies.
They abducted us 20 days ago together with my love as we were walking from Gurd Shola [in Addis Ababa] to our home [in Addis Ababa] at 8:30 pm during the night.
@LaetitiaBader
3/n
First, they asked both of us to show them our ID cards. Both my love & I gave them our ID cards. Then, they said, "you have an ID card of #Tigray and this is perfectly what we are hunting after." They told me to get into a police vehicle they had. I challenged them why? @hrw
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Day 283: #AbductedTigrayanCivilians

Shedding light on the hidden concentration camps inside Ethiopia where 10s of 1000s of #Tigrayans have been thrown to & tortured mercilessly.

@amnesty @AmnestyEARO @FissehaTekle @hrw @LaetitiaBader @SenateForeign @nimaelbagir
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#AbductedTigrayanCivilians

Tsegay Tsadik was born at Alamata town, Southern Tigray. He was living in Addis Ababa & was studying his master's degree at Ethiopian Civil Service University. Previously, he was the administrator of Akaki Kaliti sub-city, Addis Ababa.
@AnnLinde ImageImage
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Last week, the Ethiopian Federal Police abducted him from Saris [in Addis Ababa] & took him to an unknown location. His loved ones had not known his whereabouts until they saw his face on national TV a couple of days ago.
@USAmbUN @SFRCdems @SenatorMenendez @SweinEthiopia
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Urgent!
*******

THREAD: #FreeGenetBirhanuManjus

Genet Birhanu, a selfless #Tigrayan humanitarian activist & CEO of Tinsae Tigray Humanitarian Organisation, was detained half an hour ago. This is for the 2nd time Abiy Ahmed's agents are detaining Genet within few months. ImageImageImage
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Half an hour ago, the police arrived at Genet's office. They found her helping #Tigrayan university students whom @AbiyAhmedAli abandoned without anyone giving them food & shelter.

@amnesty @AmnestyEARO @hrw @LaetitiaBader @KenRoth @mbachelet @mukeshkapila @wdavison10
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Then, the police took her & the #Tigrayan university students who were there just receiving humanitarian aid from Genet.

@JosepBorrellF @JanezLenarcic @AnnLinde @eucopresident @EUinEthiopia @USEmbassyAddis @USAmbUN @SFRCdems
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#Tigrayan refugees massacred by @AbiyAhmedAli's agents!

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#Tigrayan refugees, who returned on their own via boats or repatriated by Saudi Arabia sponsored flights to Ethiopia, are being abducted & #massacred by @AbiyAhmedAli's forces in the Afar regional state.
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Ethiopian government's media broadcasted as if the government of Tigray recruited #ChildSoldiers and sent them to battlefields. ETV claimed that 👇bodies are of the #Tigrayan #ChildSoldiers in Afar region. But they're abducted & #massacred by the Ethiopian troops.
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The Ethiopian Press Agency posted on its @Facebook the photos of some of the #Tigrayan youths whom @AbiyAhmedAli's regime claims them to be #ChildSoldiers. But, these youths returned from Saudi Arabia a week or two ago & the Ethiopian troops abducted & #massacred them in Afar.
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The International community (IC) has the ground to invoke its residual responsibility to protect (R2P) #Tigrayans. According to the R2P commitment, state sovereignty is a responsibility for people's welfare. 1
R2P is states' and IC's responsibility to protect populations from the worst forms of violence: genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. 2
un.org/en/genocidepre…
Welfare and protection from these crimes is primarily the state's responsibility. But the IC has a residual responsibility, especially when "national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations". 3
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Thread 1) Are we witnessing a #genocidal campaign by #Eritrea’n forces in the #war in #Tigray #Ethiopia? The atrocities committed and the apparent intent may seem to point in that direction. In this thread I will outline the argument supporting such possible claim. #genocide
2) First, it is important to distinguish between #Eritrean & #Ethiopian forces, although #ENDF is also allegedly responsible for mass atrocities. But in #genocide the intent of the atrocities is also important to consider, which appears more ambiguous in relation to ENDF.
3) It has been documented widespread & systematic #massacers of civilians by #EDF throughout Tigray, targeted as #Tegaru. Many witnesses also claim that Eritrean troops have admitted to orders to kill #Tigrayan men & boys, so they shall not later revenge the atrocities.
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@achpr_cadhp and its Chairperson is talking about all crises in #Africa, but no word so far on the genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity being committed in his backyard. (1/22)

#WarOnTigray
#TigrayGenocide
At a time when clear evidence of horrific acts of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and elements of genocide are emerging from #Tigray, the @SolomonADersso and
@achpr_cadhp are issuing statements on #Uganda and another crisis? (2/22)

#WarCrimes
#WarCrimesOnTigray
Silence by @achpr_cadhp constitutes not only an endorsement of the genocidal war waged against the people of #Tigray, but it also violates the core principle and provisions of the African Union Constitutive Act. (3/22)

@_AfricanUnion
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- #Mekele & #Adigrat - densely populated regions
- 1992-2012 (Meles)📉Infant Mortality by 36.5%
- #Ethiopia has a youthful population (60% is <25years old)
- Morality rate of mother while giving birth is high
- 42% lacked access to water
- 72% struggled to maintain sanitation
2/8 - #TigrayGenocide - Tigray:
- Remains w/out food & water
- Lack of medicine (looted/destroyed) - concern for sanitization & health +COVID-19
- Women giving birth on-route while seeking Asylum
- Current death # >9K
- Education & livelihood jeopardized
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Stats from Nov. 2020:
- >222K IDP
- Critical humanitarian aid needed
- Nov. 28-#Abiy claimed victory

Stats from end of 2020 (Ethnic profiling): #Tigrayans were
- Dismissed from their jobs
- Unable to leave #Ethiopia
- Detained| jailed - corruption of the justice system
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After the war broke out in #Tigray, many international media are reporting that more than 950,000 #Tigrayans are believed to be displaced. But what is the root cause of the ethnic Tigrayan migration across the borders? (1/9)
For over a few weeks now, we are collecting incredible facts from the relatives, eye witness, and testimonies on the ground to reflect exactly what happened. The #UN statement which was issued a few days ago reflects part of the concern. (2/9)
But in reality, it is clear that something serious has happened to these people from the western part of Tigray to cross the #Sudan border and save their lives. Sudan's border was opened over the previous years but nobody from Tigray, not at least in this magnitude, has (3/9)
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It has been 60 days since @AbiyAhmedAli declared #WarOnTigray. 60 days on, the war still rages across Tigray & the region is still under almost full communication, banking and transport block out. From the limited info that comes out, millions of people are starving 1
due to lack of access to power, cash to buy supplies as banks are still closed and bank accounts every Tigrayan suspended, & absence of trade activities. UNICEF reports that more than 2m children in Tigray are completely cut off from humanitarian assist unicef.org/press-releases… 2
Civilians killed and displaced: According to UN-OCHA, there are reportedly over a million internally displaced people with no humanitarian assistance. Families in their hundreds of 1000s are separated. We also hear that supplies of humanitarian assistance are deliberately
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#Tigray
How many people do they need to die of indiscriminate bombing, regime induced collective starvation, luck of medical treatment and extra judicial killings by armies and ethnic militia supported by dictatorial regimes for the #UN and @antonioguterres to intervene?
In #Tigray, it has been 46 days since @AbiyAhmedAli's regime declared a full-scale war consisting of indiscriminate shelling of all cities, drone attacks, massacres committed civilians by ethnic #Amhara militia and two national armies (#Ethiopian and #Eritrean).
Amidst of the war, transport, communication and banking services are blocked and bank accounts of every single Tigrayan are suspended, which means, they cannot withdraw money to buy basics even if they have money in their accounts.
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THREAD on #Ethiopia & the region II
After 2 weeks of rebuffing mediation to ongoing #EthiopianCivilWar, PM @AbiyAhmedAli is begrudgingly warming up to that possibility. I pray for his courage for it takes courage to make peace, & for innocent civilians’ sake, I wish him success
Intricacies of possible mediation demand clear-eyed reading of what may have contributed to such coming out of one’s corner – even if lukewarm. Moreover, any dragging of one's feet to immediately ceasefire & allow humanitarian access brings near a catastrophe of epic proportions
Ethiopian federal forces & aligned regional militias are measuring success by territorial gains. A close monitoring of what appears to be transpiring on the frontlines, however, contradicts this. Gov't advances appear to be feeble & gains stoppable - if not reversible.
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#Abiy's war is against the people of #Tigray, not against #tplf nor handful #tplf 's higher officials as the pathological liar in #PM office kept telling to westerners! No ifs and buts about this.

Let's start with the renowned #Oromo scholar Prof. Ezekiel's argument 👇👇👇 1/n
Before the invasion:

#SayNoToWarOnTigray #SayNoToWarEthiopia

Systematic retirement of Tigrean Generals and Colonels, non-politicians, from the national army since day one in his office (April 2018).

Moving troops from all parts of Ethiopia to Tigray border for weeks. 2/n
#SayNoToWarOnTigray #SayNoToWarEthiopia

Evacuated troops from Guliso; Western Wellega an area under command post to protect civilians at danger from rebels (Oct-31-2020)...3/n
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