(CNN) Troops and militias aligned with the Ethiopian government have subjected hundreds of women and girls to sexual violence in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
The report details widespread rape and sexual violence carried out by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), the Eritrean Defense Force (EDF), the Amhara Regional Police Special Force (ASF), and Fano, an Amhara militia group.
To conduct the report, Amnesty interviewed medical professionals and 63 survivors of sexual violence between March and June 2021.
"Soldiers and militias subjected Tigrayan women and girls to rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation and other forms of torture, often using ethnic slurs and death threats," Amnesty International said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Given the context, scale, and gravity of the sexual violence committed against women and girls in Tigray , the violations amount to war crimes and may amount to crimes against humanity," the report said.
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