Rights groups charge ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray


              FILE - New volunteer Mekdess Muluneh Asayehegn, right, and others receive basic training to become potential reinforcements for pro-government militias or military forces, in a school courtyard in Gondar, in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia on Aug. 24, 2021. Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - Haftom Gebretsadik, a 17-year-old from Freweini, Ethiopia, near Hawzen, who had his right hand amputated and lost fingers on his left after an artillery round struck his home in March, sits on his bed at the Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia on May 6, 2021. Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
            
              FILE - Ethiopian government soldiers use donkeys to transport unidentified items on a road leading to Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia on May 11, 2021. Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
            
              FILE - Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan on Dec. 1, 2020. Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have charged in a new report Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Rights groups charge ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray