| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Ethiopia rights body investigating uniformed fighters filmed abusing boy

On Monday, Ethiopia’s state-appointed rights commission said it was looking into a video showing a gang of fighters in Ethiopian army fatigues assaulting and killing a youngster they accused of coming from the troubled Tigray area.

The video, which has been extensively circulated on social media since Friday, shows a group of men dressed in Ethiopian army battle fatigues assaulting, insulting, and stomping a bleeding youngster before shooting him in the stomach.

Several combatants had “Ethiopian Army” patches on their chests. Reuters was unable to independently confirm their identities.

  • Reuters