Category: Press Release

Death in Custody and Mass Arrests in Eritrea Continue

Death in custody and indiscriminate mass arrests continue in Eritrea, as the ruling regime suppresses the population by means of further abuses. Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) condemns these ongoing atrocities and is concerned that they are so frequent as to appear normal and acceptable. Sheikh…

ዋሕዚ ስደት ንምግታእ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ምጉዕፃጽ

ብማሕበር ሓልዮት ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ኤርትራ ኣብ ጥሪ 2018፡ ጋዜጣ ሊብያ-ሄራልድ፡ ብምኽንያት ሓደ ዓመት ምኽፋት ኤምባሲ ጥልያን ኣብ ትሩብሊ ንኣምባሳደር ሚስተር ጂሰፐ ፐሮኒ ኣዘራሪባቶ። ኣብ ሊብያ፡ ክሳብ ሕጂ ካብ ኣህጉር ኤውሮጳ ኢጣልያ ጥራሕ እያ ኤምባሲ ከፊታ ዘላ። ካልኦት ኣብ 2011 ንኮሎኔል መዓመር ቀዛፊ ካብ ስልጣን ዝኣለየ ህዝባዊ…

An Open Letter to the Pilots of El AL Airline Who Have Refused to Enforce the Israeli Government Policy of Flying Eritrean Refugees to Countries in East Africa Where Their Lives Would be Endangered

Most Respected Pilots of EL Al Airline, May we express our admiration and full support for your principled stand against the Israeli Government decision to expel asylum seekers and refugees from Israel and forcibly repatriate them to African countries where their lives will be in great…

Refugees Are Not Infiltrators, Don’t Jail or Deport Them

Human Rights Concern-Eritrea (HRCE) is seriously concerned at reports that, by the end of March 2018, Eritrean asylum-seekers will be deported from Israel to Eritrea, or to equally dangerous situations in Rwanda or Uganda, from which they may well be forcibly returned to their country of…

Eritrea: No Improvement in Detained Eritrean Patriarch’s Circumstances

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has been informed that there has been no significant improvement in the circumstances of the detained head of the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church, despite official attempts to give the impression of progress. His Holiness Abune Antonios has effectively been under house arrest…

Prolonging a Miscarriage of Justice

It will soon be a year and a half of unjust imprisonment for Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe, the man extradited from Sudan in a disturbing case of mistaken identity during a high profile joint investigation by the British National Crime Agency (NCA), and the Italian Palermo magistrate.…

Europe Must End Deals Helping the Slave Trade

Since the time of Gaddafi in Libya, migrants who make their way to Europe crossing that country have been informing governments and NGOs about the abuses they suffered in desert camps before making their way across the Mediterranean. Since the time of Gaddafi, Europe (primarily Italy)…

UNHCR Concerned over Israel’s Refugee Relocation Proposals

(UNHCR, November 17, 2017) UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seriously concerned by proposals announced yesterday by Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. Under these proposals, Eritreans and Sudanese asylum-seekers and refugees would be compelled to accept relocation to countries in…

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…

ERITREA: Canadian Appeal Court Affirms Eritreans’ Slavery and Forced Labour Claims Can Proceed

(London, 21 November, 2017) British Columbia’s Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by Nevsun Resources Ltd., that sought to block a case brought against the company by three Eritrean refugees for the alleged used of forced labour at its Bisha mine in Eritrea. The three plaintiffs allege they were national service conscripts and that their labour was…

Abandoning Human Rights to Curb Migration

During the last few months, Italy, backed by other European countries, has promoted a shift on migration policy by spearheading a tough approach aimed at blocking the flow of migrants coming from Libya. What is most worrisome about this approach, which is said to have the…

Every New Country Celebrates the Heroes of Its Revolution: But Why Do We Never Hear a Word about Bitweded? Because Prisoners in Solitary Confinement Have No Voice.

Bitweded Abraha was one of the outstanding figures of Eritrea’s Liberation Struggle. He was a born leader. He believed in grass roots democracy and freedom for all that should not be silenced. His deepest belief has always been in the unique value of each individual. That was why everyone loved and…

Eritrean Refugees deported from Sudan into Grave Danger in Eritrea

Date: 8 September 2017 Human Rights Concern-Eritrea is seriously troubled by reports that 30 young Eritrean asylum-seekers were deported from Sudan to Eritrea on August 29th2017, on the grounds of illegal entry into Sudan. HRCE is deeply concerned that they were returned despite grave danger of imprisonment, torture and serious maltreatment.  UNHCR…