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EU to Propose Targeted Eritrea Sanctions Over Ethiopia Conflict

A man stands next to members of his family who holds his twin nieces who were born during the hostilities, in Wukro, north of Mekele, on March 1.

A man stands next to members of his family who holds his twin nieces who were born during the hostilities, in Wukro, north of Mekele, on March 1.

Photographer: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union plans to impose targeted sanctions on several individuals in Eritrea for their alleged role in human-rights abuses and atrocities in northern Ethiopia, according to four people familiar with the matter.

The proposal will be made by the European Commission to member states in Brussels on Monday, the people said, declining to be identified because the information isn’t public. EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell told reporters before the meeting that the bloc plans to discuss “the framework for sanctions against human-rights violations” in Ethiopia and Myanmar, and more details will be released later.