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Saudi forces killed hundreds of Ethiopians at Yemen border, report says

By Sarah Dadouch

21 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi security forces of killing hundreds, possibly thousands, of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross the border from Yemen. The New York-based organization alleges that the killings were systematic and widespread, potentially amounting to crimes against humanity.

Saudi security forces have killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross the country's border with Yemen, Human Rights Watch said, shooting people at close range and firing explosive weapons at groups in the mountains in what could amount to crimes against humanity.

In a report released Monday, the New-York based human rights organization detailed a pattern of killings it said was widespread and systematic, based on interviews with witnesses and an analysis of photos, videos and satellite imagery going back to 2021.

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