Somali Magazine September 07, 2023-Despite a peace agreement concluded in November, Eritrea’s government has refuted Amnesty International’s charges that its soldiers committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray area.
During the two-year civil war, Eritrean soldiers aided federal forces.
Amnesty International’s charges against the Eritrean Defence Forces (EDF) “have no substance or merit,” according to Eritrea’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on September 5.
The research “suffered from flawed methodology,” according to the ministry, and was “filled with disgusting lies and distortions that are a futile attempt to disparage the Eritrean people.”
“Amnesty International conducted no research.” Rather, it opted to utilise its platform to regurgitate unfounded charges about Eritrea’s military personnel obtained from third-party sources, faceless and nameless, as part of its libellous decade-long campaign against the State of Eritrea,” the statement stated.
The ministry also accused the rights group of attempting to sow discord between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Between November 2020 and last year, Eritrean forces aided Ethiopia’s army in their struggle against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).