Top Ethiopia health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray

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    Health officials say Ethiopian troops and their allies have been forcing women into sexual slavery in the Tigray region. That is after the conflict began there last year when Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed ordered an offensive.

    Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced.

    Now, a woman’s story of surviving gang rape offers an insight into the sexual violence against women in Tigray and the Ethiopian military’s involvement.

    A warning – some viewers may find the information in this story distressing.

    Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi has more.

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