23 South Sudanese charged with murdering Ethiopians

23 South Sudanese have been charged with
carrying out the “gruesome” murder of 10
Ethiopian civilians by an Ethiopian court.

The South Sudanese are accused of committing the murder using sticks and shovels at a refugee camp in the western part of the country in April 2015.

They suspects are said to have carried out the attacks in retaliation to a car accident that killed two refugee children inside Jewi Refugee Camp in Ethiopia’s Gambela region. The dead included two women.
The trial will resume in October.

Gambella, also home to an indigenous Nuer
majority, hosts over 270,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled the recurring cycle of violence in the world’s youngest country since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013.

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