Incident Date
9 - 10 September 2021
Location
Kobo, Kobo, Kobo
North Wello, Amhara
Civilians reported killed
23 - 600
(53 of which who are named)
Reported Perpetrator
Tigray Defence Force
Civilians killed by Tigrayan forces.
Amhara state media reported that about 600 people were killed. The killings are said to be retaliation by Tigray forces for an attck by local militia and civilians that caused them to retreat from the city a day earlier. A report by Fana states that the victims were farmers and seasonal workers working on the land. They mention at least 50 people were killed during the two days. AP interviewed several witnesses and health workers. Tigray forces were forced to retreat from a battle with local farmers and militia, but came back later in the day and retaliated against the local population by going door-to-door and execution people. At least 20 people were rounded up and some executed. Another witness described seeing 55 bodies on the streets. HRW interviewed witnesses that saw the execution of at least 23 people, including farmers. An investigation by Amnesty International confirmed the number of people killed to be at least 25, with a possibility of at least 63 in total.
Kura Belay , 59, male
Seid Adem Edris, 38, male
Bekaris Ayene , 25, male
Asnika Abegaz , 38, female
Asnake Getahun , 45, male
Misgan Mengesha , 35, male
Berihun Mirete , 28, male
Sisay Wodajo , 46, male
Mengesha Kedir , 27, male
Eynu Jemere , 42, male
Abebe , 35, male
Abera Dessale , 28, male
Sisay Amare , 46, male
Tadesse Gugsa , 43, male
Assefa Gugssa , 45, male
Wakshim Kebede , 41, male
Son of Waskim Kebede, age unknown, male
Demlie Assefa , 32, male
Mamo Genbaw , 30, male
Dessale Molla , 65, male
Birhan Dessye , 31, male
Abebe Molla , 50, male
Mengesha Biset , 38, male
Adino , 35, male
Worku , 37, male
Fentanesh Molla , 40, female
Fentaye Abate , 37, female
Tekuar , age unknown, male
Wakshin , age unknown, male
Ermias Asnake , 16, male
Nigus Amare , 28, male
Molla Gebeyaw , 25, male
Solomon , 22, male
Mergeta Afework , 45, male
Assefa Takele , 47, male
Ephrem Shibabie , 32, male
Sisay Tekaw , 34, male
Mekonnen , 42, male
Ayalew Kebede , 30, male
Hamza , 43, male
Nigus , 16, male
Aberra , 17, male
Yimam , 49, male
Fentaw Worku , 65, male
Abate Tawye , 73, male
Channie Derbew , 60, male
Gobeze Sisay , 65, male
Molla Marye , 50, male
Melakie Debash , 40, male
Sheganesh Tebeje , 50, male
Ayalew Tekuar , 45, male