“We were tortured in Eritrea” – the claim of Tigrayan former rebels

2018-10-22 21:06:29 Written by  Martin Plaut Published in English Articles Read 190 times

Members of the Tigrai People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) – known as “Demhit”, was the most powerful of the Eritrea-based Ethiopian rebel groups.

The 2014 Monitors report for the UN Security Council said Demhit as had 20,000 fighters.

In September 2015 members of Demhit returned to Ethiopia. Here is a report on how this happened.

Torture allegations

Now its members have made detailed allegations that they were tortured while they were in Eritrea.

“Members of DEMHIT revealed how the ER tortured, imprisoned, slaved and used them in forced labour,” was how this was reported in a tweet.

The Facebook report can be seen here.

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