The UN human rights chief has said gross violations continue to be perpetrated by all sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict and has warned that the country risks being torn apart.
Speaking after limited field trips by investigators working with Ethiopia’s Human Rights Commission, Michelle Bachelet said civilian suffering was widespread.
“We are terrified. Only death awaits us if we are deported to Eritrea,” two Eritreans detained in Egypt have been quoted by rights group Amnesty International as saying.
Amnesty – along with other groups and activists – have launched a campaign to secure the release of Kibrom Adhanom Okbazghi and Alem Tesfay Abraham, and to prevent their deportation.
Money-laundering charges against a leading Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, have been dropped, documents from the director of public prosecution’s office show.
Mr Opiyo was arrested in December 2020 by plain-clothes officers in a restaurant, and spent a week in custody.
Accra, Sept. 13, GNA – The Black Queens of Ghana have landed in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament scheduled to kick start on Monday, September 13.
Nigeria’s prison service says the gunmen were heavily armed and fought a fierce gun battle with the guards.
Eyewitnesses told local media that two security officers were killed at the Security Custodial Centre in Kabba but this has not been officially confirmed.