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European Union calls for an investigation into Merawi targeted killings 

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Toronto – Spokesperson to the European Union on Tuesday released a statement in connection with the incident in Merawi – Amhara region of Ethiopia – where at least 50 unarmed civilians were killed following a fighting between Fano forces and government forces on January 29, 2024. it called for an independent investigation. Last week, the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a similar statement calling for an impartial investigation into the incident.  

In a statement released on Tuesday this week, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it was unable to investigate  the incident in Merawi fully due to security and other related factors. However, its preliminary investigation revealed that at least 45 unarmed civilians were massacred in Merawi on January 29 this year. 

Local news reports have extensively covered the incident but from their report the number of deaths from the incident is over 158. 

“The European Union is seriously concerned by the alleged targeted killings of civilians in the town of Merawi, in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. We call for an independent investigation into these events, “ said the statement from the spokesperson.

Full statement of the brief statement is featured below :  

Ethiopia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments in Amhara


The European Union is seriously concerned by the alleged targeted killings of civilians in the town of Merawi, in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. We call for an independent investigation into these events. 

The recent extension of the state of emergency in this region is a worrying development as it can seriously limit the human rights of the population there. 

Once again, the EU reaffirms its readiness to support any process leading to dialogue, reconciliation and peace to find a political settlement to the current conflict. We urge all Ethiopians to take the path of dialogue. Only a peaceful solution will bring a sustainable end to the conflicts in the country.”

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  1. I second this call by the EU for an independent investigation into these savage killings and bring those responsible to court. I am already saddened to see Oromos killing Oromos in Oromia and in Wallagaa in particular. The civilians there are being victimized both by the ruffians roaming the bushes there and by the militias of the regional government. The gangsters of Shane come into town at night and drag every Oromo they think is the government collaborator/spy and butcher him/her in the most barbaric way. Then when the sun rises, the members of the region’s militia will go house to house killing anyone they suspect to be a supporter/member of the rogues in the bushes. I am equally disheartened to hear the same cycle of retributions is taking place in the Amhara region with the perpetrators of both sides being Amharas.

    Tadesse is not the one killing Oromos in Wallagaa. Tumsaa is not the one killing Amhara civilians in Amhara region. This validates and justifies my assertion that armed groups never did and will never bring or even help bring democratic governance once and if they achieve total victory. That is not in their proforma or their bill of lading from the outset. Prone to choose violence is the one that takes them to the bushes and they will bring that with them when they roll into town. I have been challenging you to give me one example that was otherwise since the American Revolution of 1776 and I am sure there are none in modern history. Don’t even think about Vietnam! Don’t start with me about commies! What the commies did was senselessly sacrifice more than 3 million of their citizens just to come back to Good Ole USA pleading with ‘Please save my red behind because China is about to kick my ass! Also we don’t have any idea how to create jobs for our working age citizens and I beg you to come in and open factories’ To make it so convenient for you, I want you to look around the region where our old country is located and look around. Just look around! I better stop here before some cadres and paid up dudes start jumping on me!!!

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