Shortly after the Holy Synod of the the #Ethiopian#Orthodox Tewahedo #Church (EOTC) declared that it has cancelled its protest rally following its meeting with #AbiyAhmed, the government issued street closure statement essentially closing all streets leading to Sidist Kilo, 1/4
Meskel Square & Arat Kilo for vehicles & pedestrians for Sunday Feb 12, the day of cancelled rally. Specifically about Arat Kilo where Abiy Ahmed’s palace is, the statement read “It is forbidden to go to Arat Kilo from any direction.”
The government said the reason for 2/4
THREAD: From an onsite witness reporter (Via @DadeDesta )
Yesterday Feb 10, soldiers of #AbiyAhmed and #IsaiasAfwerki shot 18 civilians dead in #Wukro. The victims include: 13 young, 3 elderly begging on the streets, a 15 year old boy and a girl.
Two of them were 1/4
non-residents who came from the rural villages to receive relief aid. Two others were killed while trying to transport bodies using horse carts. They along with their two horses were shot dead.
Locations where the 18 were killed are:
* 2: outside Kisanet School 2/4
Feb 2, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
THREAD Meles Bisrat has been active for a long time as a very vocal opposition voice of #TPLF. He is from #Tigray from Mai Kadra. His mom still lives there according to one of his posts and he is a vocal and diehard supporter of #AbiyAhmed. He has been supporting the war. 1/6
The gravity of atrocities and cruelty is even pushing people like him to state the obvious, #TigrayGenocide. Here is my verbatim translation of his facebook post above from today. “A heinous act of cruelty history will not forgive is taking place in Mai Kadra.
Jan 29, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
A good starting material for those who care about accountability in #Ethiopia: where is the army?. Excerpts from Mulugeta Gebrehiwot's podcast discussion with @WorldPeaceFdtnsites.tufts.edu/reinventingpea…: "It's an effective destruction of Tigray but that’s not the only thing. 1/5
It’s also an effective destruction of Ethiopian defense forces. Ethiopia has remained without an army now. " "they[Eritrean forces] sent the commanders of the Eritrean forces, which they were just using [Ethiopian forces] as cannon fodders, you know, they send them[Ethiopian 2/5
Jan 29, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
I was only 23 when I met Dr. Mulugeta Gebrehiwot (nom de guerre Mulugeta Chaltu) in #Mekelle. I was young, ambitious, full of energy, first year after graduating from #AddisAbabaUniversity. I was talking to him on how I could help with the selection of wastewater treatment 1/5
plant technologies to be established as part of Sheba Tannery in #Wukro (now destroyed/looted by #Eritrean forces). He knew I was a novice. He still was glad to see me give it a shot. He handed me the tender document. I cherished it so much (and partly, I am a collector par 2/5