Tigray Report by Belgian Professor?

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University of Ghent, Belgium

By Tedla Asfaw

Greeting from former student of Ghent, a post graduate earth science.

From your department, one professor I forget his name, published a military casualties in Tigray, Ethiopia  by percentage without going to field.

I wonder if there is a specialization in military conflict as a course in your department.

I would like to read the detail of the Tigray conflict  by one of your professors. I appreciate if you email it to me.

Here is what I know that contradicts from the professor findings I just heard on news few minutes ago.

At Maikadra in Nov 2020 more than 1k Amharas were murdered by TPLF youth gangs. The professor did not put any percentage on his findings. He just said 600 were killed and did not disclose the identity of the victims.

At Axum, the professor put the death figure at 800. However, Amnesty put the number around 100. Whom to believe ?

The professor ” Military Geography ” is unscientific and its sources are TPLF affilated social medias. Amnesty has experience of such reaearch. If Ghent has such experiences in the past I am not aware of it.

It is unfortunate some professors are using their professorship in misleading their community by publishing names of the victims and how they lost their lives.

My time in Ghent I learned in soil science directly from field work, laboratory and lectures. Military conflict report should not be done from distance.

Military reporting without field research is invalid to say the least.

I want you to know my dissapointment on the University of Ghent. Ghent has used  TPLF members affilated with the university in propaganda against the people of Ethiopia.

Its attempt playing tribal politics remind me Hutus Vs Tutsis, a Belgian colonial past legacy.

Ethiopia is not Rwanda and any attempt by foreigners in playing Tigray Vs the rest of Ethiopia is an anti Africa, USA/UK and EU policy we Ethiopians totally reject.

TPLF that stole 30 billion dollars in 27 yrs staying in power with brute force is no different from Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al Shabab and Boku Haram !!!!

Ethiopian Defense Force succeded in killing and hunting TPLF warlords and no outside force can save them.

The people of Tigray are better off without TPLF even if some professors are campaigning for the return of TPLF.

PS: Today, The professor send me a radio interview he made on April 2, 2021. I sent the above letter to his dept yesterday.

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Counting the victims in Tigray

Friday, April 2, 2021 – 4:23pm

A team of researchers has established the identities of almost 2,000 of the civilians killed in more than 150 massacres by Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Many more deaths remain to be documented. Host Carol Hills speaks with Jan Nyssen, a geography professor at Ghent University who leads the team confirming the identities of the victims and updates the ‘Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation’ in Tigray and Ethiopia.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=350333702885992

 

6 Comments

  1. Oh Amhara elites

    የሥነ ልቦና ችግር ያእንዳለባቹ ለዓለም ቁልጭ ብሎ እየታየዉ ነዉ፥አዘኩላቹ፥፥እንዴት ማለት ጥሩ ነዉ፥፥መንደርና ጎጥ እየለያቹ ታለቃቅሳላቹ ፥ምንድ ነዉ ችግራቹ በየትኛዉ ቀን ነዉ የተለከፋችሁት ፥ይሄ ወያኔ ስነ ልቦናችሁን እንደጎዳዉ አሁን ነዉ የታየኝ፥፥ምን አይነት አባዜ አፍዛደንግዝ ነዉ አንዳንድ የናንተዉ አልቃሾች አረቄ ከፈሰሰበት ከሀብታሞች ሰፈር መርጠዉ ነዉ የሚያለቅሱት ሲባል እንሰማ ነበር የናንተዉ ባሰ ፤አናንት የሸዋ መኳንንት በምንስ በላቹ እኛስ በሽሮአችን እናንተስ ባሳቹ ተብሎ ነበር ፥አሁንም የአማራ ልሂቃን በጎጠኝነት እናንተን የሚያህል የለም፥የኦሮሞ፥የሺናሻ፥የቅማንት፥የትግራዋይ፥የአገዉ ህይወት ነፍሱ ለናንተ የሸረሪት ነፍስ መስሎ ነዉ የሚሰማቹ፥ግብዞች፥ለእኛ የአማራዉም የኦሮሞ፥የሺናሻ፥የቅማንት፥የትግራዋይ፥የአገዉ ህይወት አንድ ክቡር ናቸው፥፥የፈጠራቸዉ አምላክ ያላሳነሳቸዉ ያላበላለጣቸዉ እኛ ምን አግብቶን እንደናንተ የደረጃ እርከን የምናበጅላቸዉ፥የአማራ ጠላቶች እንድና አንድ ነዉ ይኀዉም የአማራ ልሂቃን፥

  2. what a surprise to hear that Jan Nyssen is a team leader of those who are trying to confirm the identities of the victims. Nyssen is an ardent supporter of the then TPLF as it doesn’t exist as a political entity anymore. Nyssen stayed in Tigray for more than a decade first at a place called Hagereselam when he was doing his 2nd and 3rd degree then at Mekelle University as a project coordinator of the project supported by Belgium Government. No doubt that the informant of Nyssen are all Tplfites. Off course Nyssen has to help his old friends it does matter whether the information that he is collecting is right or wrong- one can remember the case of the TPLF combatant called Moniliza who appeared on BBC and CNN as a rape victim. When Nyssen learnt that Tplf was going to be defeated soon after the start of the war he did all his best to save his friends including the petition that he has coorinated.

  3. የትግራይ ህዝብ ላይ የሚፈፀመው መጠነሰፊ ግፍን ፕሮፌሰር ጃን ኒሳን አሳንሶት እንደሆነ ነው እንጂ ሁሉም ያለው ከእውነት የራቀ አይደለም።

  4. HISTORY BOOKS OF ETHIOPIA DOCUMENTED THE ETHIOPIAN FEUDAL EMPERORS OF THE PAST COUNTED THEIR ETHNICITY/ANCESTRY TO STAY IN POWER UNTIL THE FAMOUS ETHIOPIAN SOCIALIST REVOLUTION OF THE PEASANTS, OVERTHREW THE MONARCHS STRIPPING THE BOURGEOISIE FROM ANY AND ALL POWERS THEY HELD BY ELIMINATING THE BOURGEOISIE’S LEADERS FROM THE FACE OF THIS EARTH AND TAKING OVER ETHIOPIA.

    CURRENTLY TPLF WANTS TO KEEP HOLDING ON TO SOME OF THE POWER TPLF HELD BEFORE THIS RECENT LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION STARTED, THAT IS WHY IT SO IMPORTANT NOT TO PUT ON THE MARKET
    THE CONFISCATED EFFORT CONGLOMERATE, EFFORT CONGLOMERATE SHOULD NOT EVER BE SOLD OUT TO INVESTORS BY THE ETHIOPIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S, PRIVATIZATION AGENCY TO ANYONE EVER, NOT NOW OR NOT AT ANYTIME IN THE FUTURE REGARDLESS WHAT THE OUTCOME OF ANY NEGOTIATIONS HELD WILL BE , WE SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER SELLING EFFORT CONGLOMERATE BY THE PRIVATIZATION AGENCY OF ETHIOPIA TO WHOEVER, SHOULD NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.

    • Which peasant revolution are you talking about that overthrew the imperial government? let alone the peasant many of the student who were in the forefront of the the 1966 revolution had little knowledge about socialism. if history is about what had happened in the past then there is no history books that says farmers revolution overthrew the imperial government.

      • asfaw

        1. ‘በኢትዮጵያ አድሀሪን የቀበረው የመሬት ለአራሹ አዋጅ እና ውጤቱ’ በታፈሰ ብርሴ

        2. ‘ዘውዳዊ ሥርዐትን መገርሰስ ለምንስ አስፈለገ : እንዴትስ ተፈፀመ?’ በዘውዴ ረታ

        3. ‘አድሀሪን በመደምሰስ ሶሺያሊዝም ተተከለ’ ዶ/ር ስዬ ልኬ

        4. ‘የኢትዮጵያ በዝባዥ ቡርዣዎች እና ጭቁኑ ህዝብ ፤ ከአብዮቱ በፊት እና ከአብዮቱ በሁዋላ’ በከፈለኝ ሲሳይ

        5. ‘የእድገት በህብረት ዘመቻ ትውስታዎች’ በትሩንጎ ሀብቴ

        6. ‘የንጉሠ ነገሥቱ ጠቅላይ ሚንስትር ስለ የሶሺያሊዝም አብዮቱ ምን ራዕይ ነበራቸው’ በዶ/ር ስዬ ልኬ

        7. ‘ሒስ ሲዋጥ’ በመቶ አለቃ አዶሳ ቆኜ

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