U.N. probe says Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity

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Posted: Jun 08, 2015 4:38 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Eritrea's government may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long U.N. human rights inquiry concluded in a report published on Monday which describes extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced labor.

"The commission finds that systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed in Eritrea under the authority of the Government," the 484-page report of the U.N. commission of inquiry said.

(Reporting by Tom Miles)