The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday called for an “objective and independent investigation” in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, after having “corroborated serious violations” likely to constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity”. AfricaNews reports that Bachelat stressed that her office continued to receive information about ongoing fighting in central Tigray, including “deeply distressing reports of sexual and gender-based violence, extra-judicial killings, widespread destruction, and looting of public and private property by all parties”. She also expressed concern about the detentions of journalists and translators working for local and international media.