ETHIOPIA: CRACKDOWN IN EAST PUNISHES CIVILIANS

Warring Parties Must Respect Laws of War, Ensure Humanitarian Access

The Ethiopian military has forcibly displaced thousands of civilians in the country's eastern Somali region in recent weeks while escalating its campaign against a separatist insurgency movement, Human Rights Watch said today. Both the government and rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) must protect civilians and ensure their access to humanitarian relief.

Comment: "Laws of War" is oxymoronic.

Originally from Human Rights Watch News Releases on July 3, 2007, 10:00pm

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