A mass grave of 200 bodies discovered in Ethiopia



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Abidjan, November 9 (AIP) – Ethiopian police in
Thursday found a common grave containing 200 bodies near the border between the
Regions of Somalia and Oromia.

According to local media, the mass grave was
discovered during an investigation into alleged atrocities committed by Abdi
Mohammed, the former president of the Somali region.

Mohammed, awaiting trial for tampering
the ethnic confrontations, was f

Abidjan, November 9 (AIP) – Ethiopian police in
Thursday found a common grave containing 200 bodies near the border between the
Regions of Somalia and Oromia.

According to local media, the mass grave was
discovered during an investigation into alleged atrocities committed by Abdi
Mohammed, the former president of the Somali region.

Mohammed, awaiting trial for tampering
ethnic clashes, was forced to resign in August and was arrested a few weeks
later, after the outbreak of violence in the regional capital, Jijiga.

He is also accused of overseeing human rights
violations, including torture, rape and murder during his 13-year reign.

Last month, state radio reported that it
had tried to escape while in police custody, trying to escape through his
cell window before his appearance in court.

In addition, a regional security force known as
Police Liyu, accused of committing murders in Somalis area
and Oromia, who reports directly to the regional president.

Police are trying to identify the 200
bodies found.

AIP / GNA


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