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Saudi guards killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers at Yemen border over 1 year period: Report

“Saudi guards killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers at Yemen border: Human Rights Watch Report”, Opindia, August 21, 2023:

“Between March 2022 and June 2023, Saudi Arabian border guards allegedly killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants, and asylum seekers who tried to enter their nation through the Yemeni border. A new report by Human Rights Watch has levelled these serious allegations against Saudi border guards. In the 73-page report titled “They Fired on us like Rain”, HRW has shared graphic testimonies of those who somehow came out of harm’s way alive to share their harrowing experience.  

According to a report issued by Human Rights Watch today, Saudi border guards have been responsible for the deaths of several hundred Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross the Yemen-Saudi border during the period spanning from March 2022 to June 2023.

One 14-year-old survivor Hamdiya said, “We were fired on repeatedly. I saw people killed in a way I have never imagined. I saw 30 killed people on the spot. I pushed myself under a rock and slept there. I could feel people sleeping around me. I realized what I thought were people sleeping around me were actually dead bodies. I woke up and I was alone…..” 

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