The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission stated that there have been deaths, physical and property damage to civilians in the Amhara region, and that the Dese-A/A road has been closed at various times.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (ESMECO) announced in a statement issued today that it is closely monitoring the implications and effects of the “law enforcement campaign” in some areas of the Amhara region.
The Commission; that there is conflict in some areas in North Gondar, North Wolo and North Showa zones; In particular, Shoa Robit, Armenia, Antioch, Gemza and Majete stated that there was an exchange of fire between the defense forces and the local militants, and there was also an attack supported by heavy weapons.
As a result, Ismeco informed that it has been able to confirm that there have been deaths, physical and property damage to civilians and that the road leading from Dese to Addis Ababa has been closed at various times.
In addition, Ismeko said he understood that some members of opposition political parties in the region, some youths who allegedly led/coordinated demonstrations against the decision to restructure the regional special forces, and some people suspected of having links with the Fano group were arrested.
Esmeko; Ismeko recalled that the war in northern Ethiopia in the last two years has caused large-scale human rights violations and damage to civilians; Recognizing that further conflicts in any part of the country will result in grave/severe violations of human rights, he called on all concerned parties to resolve the problem peacefully and through dialogue, and refrain from actions and speeches that aggravate the conflict.
The Commission; He asked the government to ensure that accountability is confirmed by conducting the necessary investigation for all the damages, and that the arrests carried out in any case are based on the law, especially the principles of “strict necessity, proportionality and freedom from discrimination” which respect the human rights principles.