The tragic death of an extraordinary and valiant diplomat who fought for numerous causes, including the rights of Eritreans and people with albinism. Continue reading
HRCE’s Elizabeth Chyrum sends a letter to His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, on how saddened HRCE is to learn of the Rwanda-Israel multimillion dollar deal to transfer unwanted Eritrean refugees to Rwanda. The letter urges Rwanda to disassociate itself from this process, which has been described as a disintegration of Israel’s legal and ethical obligations towards those deserving of international protection, and an attempt to transfer the responsibility to other countries. Here is the full letter: Continue reading
(23 April 2015) Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) today condemned the inaction by the EU in the face of steeply rising numbers of refugees drowning while seeking to cross the Mediterranean. Continue reading
On April 15, 2015, HRCE sends a letter to the EU stating the concern over the Commission’s current plans to hand significant development aid to the Eritrean government without sufficient oversight as to how the money is being spent. This decision both undermines the European Union’s commitments to human rights and democracy and effectively rewards a tyrant. Please read on for the content of the full letter. Continue reading
Elsa Chyrum, director of Human Rights Concern, Ertrea, delivered a speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council, 28th Session, on 16th March 2015 on Agenda Item 4, Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. Here is the full content of the speech: Continue reading
The following is a brief account of the murder of veteran fighter Ambassador Andemichael Kahsay in Asmara on 13 August 2003.
I was told this true sad story by a very close relative of mine with first-hand information.
The murder took place on 13 August 2003. After the murder he was brought by a group of people (definitely security agents of the state) to the 35th hospital (Selasa Amestegna) , located towards the south-eastern part of Asmara. Continue reading
Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HRCE) sends a letter to the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection office in Berlin regarding the brutal killing of Khaled Idris Bahray,a 20-year-old refugee from Eritrea. The HRCE condemns the unprovoked cruel killing, and requests that this heinous crime committed against an innocent young man, who sought refuge in Germany, must get the needed attention it deserves from the Office. Here is the content of the letter: Continue reading
(Arei Mohamed Saleh, Ahmed Alhaj, farajat.net): Please follow to this part one of the interview conducted by 3cr radio Eritrean Program on Monday 22ndOf December 2014 at 8.00pm Local time with Professor Mike Smith from Macquarie University’s department of policing, intelligence and counter terrorism. Professor Smith has been appointed as a chairperson of a new commission to investigate alleged human rights violations in Eritrea Continue reading