House Democrats Urge Israel to Release Jailed African Asylum Seekers

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 29, 2018)  A Democratic congressional delegation that met this week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the release of African asylum seekers being held in an Israeli prison. In a letter Tuesday that originated in the office of House Democratic leader…

Israel Reaches Deal With UN to Deport Asylum Seekers to West, Not Africa

Netanyahu says Canada, Germany, Italy among countries to take in asylum seekers ■ Israel will deport 16,250 refugees to West, grant 16,250 temporary residency status Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Canada, Germany and Italy are among the Western countries that will take in asylum…

Australian Mining Company Defends Eritrea at the UN

As the United Nations debates Eritrea’s troubled human rights record, an Australian mining company has taken the extraordinary step of appearing with the Eritrean regime to help it defend its actions. Western Australian Danakali Resources runs a potash mine in partnership with the Eritrea government. Its…

Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on Eritrea

37th session of the Human Rights Council Statement by the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 12 March 2018 Mr. President, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen. In recent years, OHCHR has engaged in dialogue with and provided technical assistance to the Government of Eritrea, including…

Eritrea Arrests Hundreds of Perceived Opponents: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Eritrean authorities detained hundreds of perceived opponents this month after a school director who defied government orders died in custody, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most of those arrested were males and some were as young as 13, Sheila B. Keetharuth, the…

UN Calls for Release of Arbitrarily Arrested in Eritrea

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Office is calling on the Eritrean government to immediately release all people who are arbitrarily detained and ensure they receive a fair trial. On Wednesday, a senior rights official updated the U.N. Human Rights Council on the prevailing rights situation in Eritrea.…

Death in Custody and Mass Arrests in Eritrea Continue

Death in custody and indiscriminate mass arrests continue in Eritrea, as the ruling regime suppresses the population by means of further abuses. Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) condemns these ongoing atrocities and is concerned that they are so frequent as to appear normal and acceptable. Sheikh…

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Israel’s African Asylum Seekers: What Needs to be Done

(The Times of Israel, Irwin Cotler, February 8, 2018) Israel is home to nearly 40,000 African asylum seekers and migrants – of whom some 72 percent are Eritrean and 20 percent Sudanese – some of whom began to arrive as early as 2005. At the time,…

An Open Letter to Pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Concerning the Proposed Transportation of Eritrean and East African Refugees and Asylum-Seekers from Israel to Rwanda and Uganda

Most respected pilots of Ethiopian Airlines, You may be aware that the Government of Israel has declared its intention to forcibly repatriate or transfer all African refugees and asylum-seekers presently in Israel to their countries of origin or to East African countries such as Uganda and…

An Open Letter to the Pilots of El AL Airline Who Have Refused to Enforce the Israeli Government Policy of Flying Eritrean Refugees to Countries in East Africa Where Their Lives Would be Endangered

Most Respected Pilots of EL Al Airline, May we express our admiration and full support for your principled stand against the Israeli Government decision to expel asylum seekers and refugees from Israel and forcibly repatriate them to African countries where their lives will be in great…