A mass grave has been discovered in Ethiopia.
Local media reported the grave was found during a probe into alleged atrocities committed by the former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region, Abdi Mohammed who is awaiting trial over allegations he fueled ethnic clashes.
The 13-year rule of Abdi Mohammed was notorious for its isolationist policies and have been criticized for the widespread rights abuses including torture, rape, and killings.
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The President directed a security force called the Liyu police who have been accused of multiple killings in the area between Somalia and Oromia regions. The police are trying to identify the 200 bodies found.
Mohammed was forced to resign in August and was arrested weeks later after violence broke out in the regional capital, Jijiga.
The current president has been praised for opening Ethiopia up more and have taken reformative actions to reduce violence and promote technological growth.