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UN: African Union must investigate Eritrean crimes

An Eritrean refugee protests against government outside EU offices in Israel [File: Amir Cohen/Reuters]
An Eritrean refugee protests against government outside EU offices in Israel [File: Amir Cohen/Reuters]
Rights groups and activists welcome the UN resolution, but they call for concrete actions to hold Eritrea accountable.
The United Nations rights council has called on the African Union to investigate Eritrean leaders over alleged crimes against humanity after a damning report by a UN commission.
In that report, the UN’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Eritrea said the government of President Isaias Afwerki had committed heinous crimes since independence a quarter-century ago, including the “enslavement” of 400,000 people.

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