Following a court sentence of 15 months' imprisonment for refusing to execute a Constitutional Court order last February and providing evidence for a corruption investigation during his nine-year sentence until 2018,
While many African countries, China, Russia and others considered the crisis a domestic affair for Ethiopia, the West has not yet successfully organized a public meeting on Tigray, since the war began in Tigray last November.
The military spokesman for the Tigray Liberation Front (TPLF) confirmed that there was no truth to its claim that there were fighters on the market, that Ethiopian forces had beaten civilians in the Territory with aircraft in a crowded market.
A day after new fighting broke out in recent days north of the regional capital Michele. According to an eyewitness and medical official, an air strike killed dozens of people in the town of Tajujun in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.
The bomb hit a market at around 1 p.m., and a woman said that her husband and two-year-old daughter were injured in the raid.
She continued: "We didn't watch the plane, but we heard it. When the explosion happened, everyone fled, and after a while we came back and tried to transport the wounded. " A medical official said dozens were killed, citing eyewitnesses and paramedics.
Ethiopian army spokesman Colonel Gittnett did not confirm or deny the incident, but said that the airstrikes were a common military method and force did not target civilians.
Three other health workers reported that the Ethiopian army prevented ambulances from reaching the scene.
A medical worker said that some 20 health workers in six ambulances tried to reach the wounded but were stopped by soldiers at a checkpoint.
He added: "They told us we couldn't go to Topoga. We stayed over an hour at the checkpoint trying to negotiate, and we had a message from the health office, but they said it was an order. "
The bombing coincided with the counting of votes following the Ethiopian general elections, which took place without a vote in the northern Tigray region and other troubled parts, yet Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called these elections "a historic day for Ethiopia."
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price, during a periodic press conference about reports that an American election monitor was found dead in a hotel room in the Ethiopian capital, confirmed the mysterious death of an American citizen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, later today.