Crime Investigation Teams Deployed in Recently Liberated Parts of Amhara, Afar

ADDIS ABABA – The Ministry of Justice has started investigation into the crimes committed by the TPLF terrorist group in Amhara and Afar regions since the declaration of Unilateral Humanitarian Ceasefire last June.

The teams have already been dispatched to liberated areas of the two regions.

They will atrocities perpetrated by the terrorist TPLF and the destructions on public and private properties, said Selamawit Kassa, state minister of Government Communication Service (GCS) on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters, the state Minister said that the terrorist group killed innocent people, raped, looted property, destroyed government documents and committed horrific crimes.

The investigation teams would identify the nature of the crimes committed by the terrorist TPLF in the formerly occupied areas and compile the details of the crimes, she said.

“This investigation will be carried out in such a way as to meet international criteria set for human rights violations, and individuals and groups responsible for the heinous crimes will be brought to justice,” the state minister added.

The government is committed to bringing those responsible for human rights abuses and property damage to justice, she stressed.

Meanwhile, the State minister said efforts are underway to complete the rehabilitation of health facilities, adding that more than 35 hospitals, 418 health centers and 1,700 health stations have been destroyed by the terrorist group.