Hundreds of people have been slaughtered in Mai-Kadra

Approximately one month ago, hundreds of civilians in a market town in the Mi’irabawi Zone of the Tigray Region were murdered with axes, machetes, knives, and ropes.1 Witnesses from the Amhara populated area claim ethnic Tigrayan forces and allies are responsible for the attack. Tigrayan refugees claim Ethiopian federal forces and their allied Amhara groups are responsible. (“Anyone they found, they would kill,” said an ethnic Tigrayan who fled to Sudan.) Witnesses and Ethiopian soldiers found wounded among the dead – mostly day laborers – at the center of town. Survivors have said members of Tigrayan police and those loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front are responsible.

  1. Witnesses said there were no signs of gunshot wounds.