The Delaware Democrat Kuhns said on Twitter: “The extrajudicial executions, the murder of civilians, sexual and gender-based violence in Tigris and the new reports and videotapes of forced displacement are deeply disturbing.”
Kuhns said that it is “critical” that the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the United Nations Human Rights Office “have the necessary visits and support to conduct thorough, independent and transparent investigations of all perpetrators of war crimes and abuses. .”
A spokesperson for the US State Department told CNN on Friday that officials “express serious concerns about human rights violations, abuses and atrocities reported in the region,” noting that the urgency of “establishing an independent international investigation” is increasing.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is an institution designated by the Ethiopian state and is part of a joint mechanism supported by the United States. Its mission is to investigate suspected atrocities in Tigray.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on the international community to take the lead in any proposed investigation. Commenting on the results of CNN’s investigation, Meeks called for the investigation to be “led internationally.”
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (Abiy Ahmed) Prime Minister’s Office told CNN: “The Ethiopian government has expressed its willingness to conduct an independent investigation in the Tigray area.”