Ethiopian police have unearthed a mass grave with at least 200 bodies, according to the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting news outlet.
It was uncovered during an investigation of Abdi Mohammed Omar, the former president of the Ethiopian Somali Region.
Abdi Mohammed is currently in detention, facing charges of human rights abuses and for his alleged connection to the region’s controversial paramilitary Liyu police.
The bodies were found along the border between the Oromiya and Somali regions and appear to be related to ethnic conflicts involving the Liyu police.
In a report issued in July, Human Rights Watch accused the Liyu police of abuses including torture, rape and humiliation.
Sources: All Africa, Africa News, Human Rights Watch