Recent findings from Amnesty international, disclosed that several Tigrayan rebels raped, robbed and beat several women during an attack on a town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region.
According to an investigation released earlier today by the human rights watchdog, 14 of the 16 women interviewed from the town of Nefas Meewcha said they had been gang-raped in August, during an offensive by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
Several women testified to have been victims of such despicable acts by TPLF fighters.
According to Amnesty’s Secretary-General Agnes Callamard, the rebels “defy morality or any iota of humanity.”
Gebeyanesh, a 30-year-old food seller in Nefas Meewcha, told Amnesty International she was repeatedly assaulted.
“Three of them raped me while my children were crying. My elder son is 10 and the other is nine years, they were crying when [the TPLF fighters] raped me,” she said.