Category: Announcement

Eritrea: HRC Must Establish a Commission of Inquiry

25 June 2014 We the undersigned are writing to call on the UN’s Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry on the human rights situation in Eritrea given the ongoing gross and systematic human rights violations being committed by the government of Eritrea against…

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 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…

Human Rights Activists to Speak at Eritrean Community Center

The Eritrean Community Center, which was founded in 2000 with help from Milton resident and teacher Ruth Worrede, will host two internationally-known human rights activists on Saturday, January 19. The free event at the community center, 590 Shawmut Ave., Roxbury, will begin at 4 p.m. and…

Eritrean Refugees and POWs in Djibouti

Elizabeth Chyrum, on behalf of Human Rights Concern Eritrea, visited Djibouti between 8th and 12th October 2012. While there, on 11th October, she was able to visit Eritrean detainees, refugees and prisoners of war with the assistance of Mr Ibrahim Rayaleh, Secretaire Executive of  ONARS, a…