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The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue has warned against the Ethiopian Authorities’ Commission of Genocide Crime against People of Tigray Region and calls the Security Council to intervene to prevent a forthcoming humane disaster on the Sudanese Ethiopian Borders

November 14 , 2020

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue has warned against the Ethiopian Authorities’ Commission of Genocide Crime against People of Tigray Region and calls the Security Council to intervene to prevent a forthcoming humane disaster on the Sudanese Ethiopian Borders     

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue has warned against the Ethiopian Authorities’ commission of genocide against people of Tigray Region, north Ethiopia as the Prime Minister, and the winner of Nobel Peace Prize, Abi Ahmed ordered to shell the civilian people of the region which resulted in hundreds of injured, wounded and dead people in addition to escaping of thousands of refugees towards the Sudanese borders recently; the matter which threatens of a forthcoming humane disaster.

Also FDHRD assured that what has been committed by the Ethiopian government of murdering and targeting Tigray Region is a severe violation of Geneva Conventions and the two additional protocols in case it is committed in non-international armed conflict in addition to being consistent with the definition of genocide crime by the International Law and its punishment approved by the UN General Assembly on 9th December 1948 which states in its article no. 2 that genocide crime is any committed action aims at total or partial destruction of a certain national, ethnic, racial or religious group. The Ethiopian authorities has targeted the minority by some punitive measures against the people of Tigray and detaining many of its residents besides the parliament approval on decisions of forming transitional government in Tigray Region and stripping Gabr Michael, the region governor and the winner of the local elections, of his immunity and assigning a new governor with the knowledge of the federal government; the matter which refused by the region’s people. Then the military escalation came to confirm the Prime Minister’s, Abi Ahmed insistence on getting rid of nationalism of Tigray.

Following the escape of thousands of people of Tigray, Sudan re-open Om Rakouba Camp in Gedaref State which received in 1980s Ethiopians who escaped from starvation in their country. Also Sudan has called the UN High Commission to accelerate the preparation and adaptation of the camp. The Sudanese authorities said that the number of Ethiopians who crossed the borders to Sudan has risen to reach 11 thousands and that the most of those who reached the reception center held by the Sudanese local authorities were of women, child and young people who appeared to be very fatigue and exhausted.

Moreover, FDHED has pointed out that there are serious fears in regard to refugees’ lives and deteriorated human conditions in the region in addition to expectations that more than 200 thousands Ethiopians will enter the state of Gedaref in the coming days the matter which exceeds the capacities and abilities of the state and threatens of a human disaster for the Ethiopian refugees.

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue calls the Security Council to intervene to stop the crimes of genocide against the people of Tigray and to call the Ethiopian government to commit to the call of the African Union regarding immediate stop of military operations which target civilians. FDHRD calls all countries all over the world to step forward and send aids to Sudan to face the crisis of refugees and provide adequate medical requirements to protect refugees against coronavirus in addition to calling local human rights organizations to form teams to document crimes against humanity committed by the Ethiopian authorities against the minority of Tigray to submit them to competent international bodies to punish all committers of these crimes in front of international justice.          

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