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U.N. expert panel calls on Ethiopia to de-escalate tensions in Amhara

Panel members said they were deeply concerned about the deteriorating security in the northwest region of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa
Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa (AN/Gift Habeshaw/Unsplash)

A panel of independent experts urged all sides to respect human rights and defuse the violence in Ethiopia's conflict-ridden Amhara region.

Authorities and militia fighters must de-escalate tensions and "prioritize processes" for peacefully resolving their differences, the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia said on Thursday.

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