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allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Mass Sexual Violence By Troops in Ogaden Region - Witnesses (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Mass Sexual Violence By Troops in Ogaden Region - Witnesses (Page 1 of 1)
Abdinasir Mohamed Guled

In its battle against rebels in eastern Ethiopia's Somali Region, Ethiopia's army has subjected Somali civilian women to rape in the remote areas of Ethiopia.

Some sources in the Ogaden region say that the Ethiopian troops have additionally raped female Somali detainees by government soldiers at military bases in Wardheer, Dhagahbur, Kabridahar, Jijiga, Shilabo, Duhun, and Fiiq towns, and many smaller military bases in the conflict-affected zones, indicating that rape is a widespread abuse in the region.
Some of them were raped in their villages/houses.

A farmer from Ogaden told that Ethiopian soldiers had strangled his wife to death with a rope; the wife had been nursing the couple's one-year-old son when she was killed.

A 25-year-old woman told Shabelle Ethiopian soldiers visited her village each night and picked a new girl to be gang-raped.

A staff member …