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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,…

Report on the State of Human Rights in Eritrea 2016

(eritrea.facts@gmail.com & HRCE, January 31, 2017) Eritrea is a one-party state and it has been ruled by a transitional government since 1991. Ironically enough the name of the ruling party is: People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) and it has been mis(led) by President Isaias Afewerki…

Hanna Petros Solomon

A Moving Speech Delivered by Hanna Petros Solomon

Hanna Petros Solomon, the daughter of Petros Solomon and Aster Yohaness who have been both imprisoned incommunicado since 2001 and 2003 respectively, gave the following moving speech at the side-event, organized by Human Rights Concern-Eritrea and Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Co-sponsored by: Article 19, DefendDefenders, and International Fellowship…

Warsay Slave Labor

Eritrean Conscripts Are Not Slaves

Recently, the Information Minister of Eritrea, Mr Yemane Gebermeskel, confirmed that indefinite National Service is going to remain without fundamental change, but that the government is planning to increase the present very low wages paid to conscripts: Eritrea won’t shorten national service despite migration fears.

Nevsun in Eritrea: Dealing With a Dictator

(thefifthestate.com, Mark Kelley, Feb 12, 2016) When a small Vancouver mining company struck gold in a remote corner of Africa, it started with so much promise. In remote Eritrea, Nevsun built a mine that was generating $700 million in profits in its first four years of…

Bitweded

ቢትወደድ ኣብርሃ፡ ኤርትራዊ ኔልሰን ማንዴላ!

ሓርበኛ ተጋዳላይ ቢትወደድ ኣብርሃ፡ ብዘይ ሕጋዊ ኣገባብ፡ ብዘይ ፍሉጥ ክስን ፍርድን በቲ እንኮ ዕሉል መላኺ እሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ተቐይዱን ካብ ስድራ ቤቱ፣ መቕርቡ፣ መጋድልቱን ፈተውቱን ተነጺሉ ኣብ ሓንቲ ሸላ ካብ ዝዕጾ፡ ሎሚ 06 ጥቅምቲ 2015 መበል 24 ዓመቱ ኣቑጺሩ ኣሎ።

Open Letter to Rt Hon. David Cameron MP

HRCE director, Elizabeth Chyrum, sends an open letter to Rt Hon. David Cameron MP expressing deep concern on the Home Office’s permission of the UKBA to use a completely discredited Danish report as the criteria for determining the outcome of applications filed by Eritrean asylum-seekers who have fled…