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A civilian in Western Hararge is taunted by laughing soldiers before being shot dead in January or early February 2021 (Report 55, p.13).
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On 24 March 2021, the commander of Chalia military post, Ebro Usen, shot Gutu Qalbesa Di’esa. Gutu lay bleeding for eight hours before he died. His family were not allowed to take him for burial for another six hours. Ebro Usen killed another man in Chalia 01 kebele, Guliso district, that day; Ayana Mathewos Lamesa was killed at 8:00 pm after arrest. His family was forbidden to move his body until 11.00 a.m. next morning.
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The Oromo village of Chalia, Metekel Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz Region, was razed to the ground by Amhara militia (Amhara Special Forces - Liyu Hail) on 28 March 2021 (Report 55, p.25). Oromo homes were destroyed in three regions of Ethiopia in February and March 2021 (pp.9-12, 17, 25).

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