Comprehensive thread on an apparent mass-execution of 14 men in Debre Abay. This thread will be extremely graphic! Please be warned.
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On January 12, the pro-TPLF site Tghat posted about two separate massacres. One of which they claimed killed 100 in Debre Abay on the 5 and 6 of January. Just over a month ago. However, it was impossible to verify the claim due to the internet situation. tghat.com/2021/01/12/massacr…
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With geolocation by @ViiHaakon the location of the massacre was confirmed to be Debre Abay. Coordinates are 13°49'14.33"N 38° 7'32.11"E. 13°49'14.3"N 38°07'32.1"E goo.gl/maps/TPKwWCeESdRmhf2y…
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In the video, a man closely films 14 men in civilian clothing who have been shot dead, with an additional man appearing to have played dead in order to survive. We will return to this man later.
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Who are the perpetrators of this? Tghat claimed Eritrean or Ethiopian “reinforcements” committed this atrocity. But uniforms do not match with those we have observed Eritreans using in-country. While quality is bad, the closest match is an Ethiopian uniform. But it’s hard to say.
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We’ve talked to several people about the language used. All have agreed that there is a noticeable accent. And two say that the speaker sounds like his first language is Afaan Oromo. Neither of us are native speakers. So perhaps others can pitch in?

5:36 AM · Feb 8, 2021

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But the horror of this video gets worse as you look past the foreground into the background. There are bodies everywhere. We’ve counted at least ten with high confidence. Meaning on video we have at least 24 fatalities. It’s likely the survivor was murdered after this video ended
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It is hard to describe the full ugliness of this video as we see what appears to be a significant amount of the male population of Debre Abay slaughtered in a deliberate massacre. This has been a very difficult thread to write. The international community must act on this.
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We've been informed the victim here is telling the perpetrator in Tigrinya that his house is in the direction he's pointing. It appears the perpetrator doesn't understand and proceeds to use profanity on him, even threatening his mother as mentioned here
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Replying to @MapEthiopia
his first language is either Afan-Oromo or from the southern part of Ethiopia. But highly matches with Afan- Oromo
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Have talk to a native Tigrayan speaker? Please it's important what the wounded man was saying As far as I can tell he was trying to tell he came in for his house, he was trying to point at his house, He says the one with corrugated sheets (korkoro) The soldier didn't understand
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KEY now is response of Ethiopian Government to this footage/images which has been doubled checked with suprb work of OSNIT by @ViiHaakon. Are those who did war crime arrested & charged ? Or we going to get total fictions/denials ? Evidence leaking out now torrent! @AbiyAhmedAli
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Replying to @MapEthiopia
I have known people from Oromo and the South, this perpetrator's accent sounds more of from the South than Oromo.
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Replying to @MapEthiopia
The accent is of the south... it's a bit strong :)
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Replying to @MapEthiopia
The Amharic seems a Tigrigna accent.
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Replying to @MapEthiopia
This need to be investigated thoroughly before coming to conclusion and the perpetrators need to be brought to justice. Few things may this be the opposite of our claim. 1. The person can not be a member of ENDF as they don't wonder alone. There are no other soldiers.
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