Addis Ababa, October 29, 2021 — An ongoing investigation into atrocities committed by the terrorist Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in places recently taken over by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in Amhara and Afar indicate that the group has killed 483 civilians, raped 109 women and injured 166 civilians, according to the press release from the Attorney General's office of the Ministry of Justice.
|Left: Fikadu Tsega, Deputy Minister of Justice, Attorney General's Office, and Mulisa Abdisa, Deputy Chief of the Federal Police Crimes Investigation Office|
Some of the rape cases the investigative report revealed were horrific acts of violence against women and girls.
15 members of the TPLF terrorist group gang raped a woman, they gang raped a seven-month pregnant woman, they raped nuns and wives of priests intending to desecrate their religious and cultural values and dignity, they raped a mother while threatening to put her eight-month old baby into boiling water. The rape victims were exposed to STDs, leaving them severely traumatized, says the report.
Furthermore, in both Amhara and Afar regions, the report says, the TPLF committed widespread and systematic looting and destruction of public and private institutions, including schools, health posts, cooperatives, churches, mosques, and offices of non-governmental organizations. The report also said that the terrorists killed livestock destroying the livelihoods of communities.