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EU warned over 'Somalia war crimes'
Ethiopian and Somali forces may have committed war crimes in Somalia and the European Union could be judged to have been complicit, a senior EU security official has warned.
Donor states may be considered to have aided any possible crimes if they do nothing to stop them, the official told the head of the EU delegation for Somalia and Kenya.
The warning was made in an urgent memo to Eric van der Linden, the EU ambassador based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The author, whose name was blanked out on the copy obtained by The Associated Press, went on to detail the exact statutes that they believed may have been violated.
The official's email said: "I need to advise you that there are strong grounds to believe that the Ethiopian government and the transitional federal government of Somalia and the African Union [peacekeeping] Force Commander, possibly also including the African Union Head of Mission and other African Union officials, have through commission or omission, violated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.