A survivor of the Axum Massacre says he witnessed the massacre of more than 100 hundred civilians in Axum. The survivor Guesh Gebrekidan said Eritrean forces forbade Axum residents from burying the dead.
Vigil held for victims of Axum Massacre
Testimonies of eyewitnesses and survivors of the massacre
“Half of her jaw was gone.”
“He was shot and dead in the streets. His body was eaten by a hyena.”
“Kill it or we will kill you.”
“They have killed and shot so many young people in Axum.
“Help your people before it gets to the worst level.”
Misganaw Sileshi, Ethiopian government soldier held captive in a Tigray detention center after surrendering himself to Tigrayan forces at Kobo, says he witnessed one of the most gruesome massacres by Eritrean forces on civilian residents in Axum and Adwa towns in November 2020.
ZDFheute was the first international media to access Axum and confirm the massacre committed by Eritrean forcesin the city
In Axum, the annual celebration of St Mary of Zion did not take place on 30th Nov 2020 due to the invasion of Tigray by Eritrean and Ethiopian government forces and subsequent massacres that took place all the way from Humera to Axum. Ethiopia state-owned television ETV and Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), however, used old videos from 2019 to whitewash the massacres committed by Eritrean forces and claim that the celebrations took place peacefully.
ESAT denies the Axum Massacre
The allegations against Eritrea to have participated in the law enforcement in Ethiopia is neither proved nor confirmed, everything is based on false statements. Eritrean weapons such as tanks and similar equipment are often shown (fake) … even so, Eritrea has the right to equip its ally.
ESAT journalist Sisay Agena
Archbishop Abune Petros, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, denies the Axum Massacre. “There was not a massacre in Axum”
“It’s a very very crazy idea” – Ambassador Hirut Zemene
Hirut Zemene, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the EU, said there was no way the massacre could have happened in Axum during the annual celebration of St Mary of Zion. Hirut, a pathological liar, made reference to the pre-war video footages from the Ethiopian Television to substantiate her argument that the celebration of St Mary in Axum took place peacefully “though quietly”. This is not the first time Hirut has lied about the genocidal war on Tigray. Soon after the outbreak of the war, the Ethiopian government implemented phone and internet shutdowns in Tigray. Hirut, however, blamed it on “cyber-attack” when asked by the EU Observer. It was not long, however, before Hirut issues a statement apologizing to the EU Observer for the “mistake” and that it was the Tigrayan authorities who destroyed the telecom infrastructure, referring to a propaganda video broadcast by the state-owned Ethiopian Television. Hirut’s never-ending lies prompted the EU Observer to publish an article titled “Time to tell the truth, Ambassador”.