Category: News

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…

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.…

Why Must Eritreans be Crushed into Silence?

On October 31st 2017, a student-led protest in the capital of Eritrea was met with gunfire, after the demonstrators gathered in the streets of Asmara to demand the opening of their school which had been forcibly closed. They were primarily students of the Al Diaa Islamic School – a…

Gunfire in the Center of Asmara – Casualties Unknown

A student demonstration has been met with gunfire outside the President’s Office in Asmara, various online news avenues and commentators have reported. The demonstration was staged in response to the Eritrean government’s closure and interference with the Al Diaa Islamic School in the Akria district in…

Court to Hear Vancouver-Based Mining Company Human Rights Appeal

(news1130.com, Renee Bernard, September 24, 2017) VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Should a lawsuit alleging human rights abuses against foreign workers at a Canadian mining company be heard in Canada? A four-day BC Court of Appeals hearing begins on Monday to hear an appeal of a decision…

Death in Custody of a Christian Woman in Eritrea

Fikadu Debesai, a Christian woman arrested for practising her faith, has died while in custody. Shewas taken to a prison near Gahtelay and Shiib along with her husband Afwerki for practising her faith, after a round-up in May 2017, in which many people were arrested in Adi…