Ethiopia’s Ministry of foreign affairs in response to the report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International that documented abuses against Tigrayans since November 2020 that amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity in the West Tigray zone, say it fuels hatred and makes reconciliation and healing more difficult. According to the Addis Standard the ministry also accused the rights groups of ‘disproportionately blaming one group while absolving another’ and questioned the validity of numerous political matters the two organizations felt necessary or in their remit to address.