Eritrean Refugees deported from Sudan into Grave Danger in Eritrea

Date: 8 September 2017 Human Rights Concern-Eritrea is seriously troubled by reports that 30 young Eritrean asylum-seekers were deported from Sudan to Eritrea on August 29th2017, on the grounds of illegal entry into Sudan. HRCE is deeply concerned that they were returned despite grave danger of imprisonment, torture and serious maltreatment.  UNHCR…

Italian Police Inhumanly Treating Refugees in Piazza Indipendenza

Human Rights Concern Eritrea strongly condemns the abuse suffered by the refugees who were removed from the building in via Curtatone in Rome and violently attacked by the police in Piazza Indipendenza. On Saturday 19th August 2017, around 800 refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia were evicted from…

Death in Custody of a Christian Woman in Eritrea

Fikadu Debesai, a Christian woman arrested for practising her faith, has died while in custody. She was taken to a prison near Gahtelay and Shiib along with her husband Afwerki for practising her faith, after a round-up in May 2017, in which many people were arrested…

Hans-Ulrich Stauffer

Response to Hans-Ulrich Stauffer’s View on Eritrea

Published in Migros Magazin on July 11th 2017, in Switzerland. The interview was conducted in Dutch, translated to English by Annelies Djellal-Müller of GiveaHand.ch  Dear Migros Magazin, Your recent article (11th July, 2017) which took the form of an interview with Hans-Ulrich Stauffer about his recent…

Family Recovers Body of Shoot-To-Kill Victim at Eritrean border

Tesfalem Tekle Abay was only 38 when he was killed at the Eritrean border whilst attempting to leave the country. A photograph smuggled from the repressive country shows an obituary notice by the family inviting members of the community to attend his funeral, as is customary.…

Yemane Gebreab Should Be Arrested and Prosecuted

In a recent Africa Express[1] article by an Italian journalist Massimo Alberizzi about the attack on Yemane Gebreab (the Eritrean president’s advisor) and Fessehazion Petros (the Eritrean ambassador in Rome), the author condemns the attack whilst highlighting that it is the inhumane practices of the Eritrean government itself that precipitated this outburst of violence. The two men were attacked in the…

European Parliament Resolution on Eritrea:

European Parliament Resolution on Eritrea European Parliament resolution of 6 July 2017 on Eritrea, notably the cases of Abune Antonios and Dawit Isaak (2017/2755(RSP)) The European Parliament, –  having regard to its previous resolutions on Eritrea, in particular that of 15 September 2011 on Eritrea: the case…

IT CANNOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL!

Crimes Against Humanity Has Been Committed by the Eritrean Government Nothing Has Changed in Eritrea! • Eritreans are tortured every day; • Eritreans are executed in silence; • Eritreans are arbitrarily detained under harsh conditions; • Eritreans are disappearing Daily; • Eritreans are held to an…

Open Letter: Progress in the Education System of Eritrea

Dear Sir/Madam, We believe that you will have received an invitation to attend a Side-Event organized by the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations Office in Geneva, scheduled to take place, today, Friday 9th June 2017, from 14:30 – 16:30, Conference Room IX, at…

To Celebrate the Anniversary of Our Independence…

On 24th May 2017, it will be 26 years since Eritrea gained its independence! Should there not be great rejoicing? Let us see what we may celebrate…With hard-won independence, we would expect, above all … freedom…… Yet Eritreans enjoy less freedom than any other country’s citizens,…

Practical Recommendations for the Management of Assemblies

(Human Rights Council report March 2016, A/HRC/31/66) The ability to assemble and act collectively is vital to democratic, economic, social and personal development, to the expression of ideas and to fostering engaged citizenry. Assemblies can make a positive contribution to the development of democratic systems and,…