The ECHRD Condemns the Killing of Seven Captured Sudanese Soldiers and a Civilian by the Ethiopian Army

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Today, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, the Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) condemned the Ethiopian army’s killing of seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian, just three days after their arrest in the Fashaqa region, where disputes between Sudan and Ethiopia are located.
The disputed Al-Fashqa area witnessed armed clashes in late 2020, after Ethiopian militias attacked elements of the Sudanese armed forces that were combing the area. Sudan announced the recovery of the area after the Ethiopian side had been negotiating for a long time about the area, and found intransigence and procrastination among them.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry announced that it had submitted an official complaint to the Security Council and relevant international and regional organizations. It also announced that the Sudanese ambassador to Ethiopia had been summoned “immediately” for consultations, as well as summoning the Ethiopian ambassador to Khartoum to inform him of Sudan’s condemnation of this inhumane behavior.
The ECHRD demands the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Ethiopian party for violating the rules of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners and the rules of international humanitarian law, where Article 13 prohibits “reprisals against prisoners of war”.

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