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Dozens of Eritrean mutineers killed says army deserter

September 30, 2013 (SHIRE, ETHIOPIA) – An Eritrean soldier who recently fled to Ethiopia has alleged that many of the dissident soldiers who in January laid siege at the ministry of information building in the capital Asmara have been killed.

Threat and Intimidation Campaign against Advocates of Rights of Bologna Summit 2013 is Violation of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

London 23-09-2013: Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) has strongly condemned a new threat and intimidation campaign currently underway against the participants of the Bologna Summit 2013. The campaign started on Friday 14 September 2013, via two Eritrean Paltalk Rooms and continues until this day. It aggressively…

Eritrean Prisoners of War ————- Detained, For how long?

During the Eritrean – Djiboutian border conflict, that took place between 10 – 13 June 2008, there       were Prisoners of War (POW) from both sides. The 19 Eritrean POW have been detained in Negad detention center in Djibouti. One of the POWs (see…

Letter to the President of the Federal States of Somalia

H.E. Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud The President of the Federal States of Somalia Via : Email 13 June 2013 Your Excellency, I would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank you for your Government’s principled positions at the United Nations in Geneva, which are a…

Eritrean diplomat ordered out of Canada after ‘tax’ on ex-pats

The head of the Eritrean Consulate in Toronto has been ordered to leave Canada in the wake of reports that said Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael has been involved in soliciting a “diaspora tax” from Eritreans in Canada. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a news release…

African Civil Society calls for AU action on Eritrea

To: Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Africa CC: Permanent Representatives to the African Union; Permanent Representatives of African States to the UN Human Rights Council 21st May 2013 RE: African Civil Society Call for Action on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea EXCELLENCIES, We, the undersigned representatives…

Eritrean Refugees and POWs in Djibouti – 2nd Visit

Following her October 2012 visit, Elizabeth Chyrum, the Director of Human Rights Concern – Eritrea visited Djibouti between 24 March to 01 April 2013 . Her second  visit was more focused on addressing the suffering of the Eritrean refugees at Negad detention centre from Tuberculosis (TB),…

Eritrean Refugees in Libya: Forced to Clear Land Mines

Human Rights Concern – Eritrea has received several disturbing reports from Libya concerning the abusive treatment of Eritrean refugees in  that country: 1) 76 Eritrean refugees in Libya are being used to clear land mines in Sirte, the home town of the late Gaddafi. The refugees…