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Ethiopia convicts 3 troops of rape, charges 28 for killings in Tigray (ahramonline)

The six-month-old Tigray conflict is blamed for the deaths of thousands of people and atrocities including rape, extrajudicial killings, and forced evictions
AP , Saturday 22 May 2021
Tigray, Ethiopia

Children and other congregants pray during a Sunday morning service of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Church of St. Mary in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Sunday, May 9, 2021. AP

Ethiopia’s military prosecutors have convicted three soldiers of rape and pressed charges against 28 others suspected of killing civilians in the ongoing conflict in the northern Tigray region, the attorney general’s office announced Friday.In addition, 25 other soldiers are charged with rape and other forms of sexual violence, the statement said.


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