[dehai-news] (BBC) Ethiopian army 'killed villagers'


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From: Biniam Tekle (biniamt@dehai.org)
Date: Mon Dec 22 2008 - 08:31:16 EST


Page last updated at 12:00 GMT, Monday, 22 December 2008

   Ethiopian army 'killed villagers'

*Ethiopia's Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group has accused
government forces of killing about 50 people in an attack on a village.*

The ONLF said troops had rounded up the villagers, before gunning them down.

It said more than 50 other people were wounded in the attack in the village
of Moohaya in the south-east. Ethiopia's government has not reacted so far.

The Ethiopian military was accused of carrying out atrocities in the region
by a rights group this year.

Human Rights Watch said in June the military had subjected civilians to
executions, torture and rape in an attempt to put down the ONLF's rebellion.

The government denied that allegation and has dismissed similar accounts as
"rebel propaganda".

The ONLF, founded in 1984, says it is fighting for the rights of the local
Somali-speaking population.

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