Category: Testimonies

ተወልደመድህን ተስፋማርያም (ማኦ)

ተወልደመድህን (ማኦ) ሓደ ካብቶም ኣብ ገድሊ ኤርትራ ተሳሒሎም ዝዓበዩ፡ ምኩራት ተጋደልቲ እዩ። ኣብ ድግሳ ተወሊዱ ከምዝዓበየ ድማ ይፍለጥ። ኣብ 1977 ከኣ ናብ ሃገራዊ ቃልሲ ተጸንቢሩ። ማኦ ከም ተጋዳላይ ተባዕ ተጋዳላይ ክኽውን ከሎ፡ ከም ሰብ ከኣ ኣርሒቑ ዝጥምት ለባምን መስተውዓልን ተባሂሉ ዝፍለጥ ሰብ እዩ። እቶም ኣብ ጊዜ…

Testimony of Eritreans Deported from Malta Jailed in Dahlak

In 2002-2003, Elsa Chyrum, an Eritrean human rights activist, was actively involved in assisting Eritreans who were held in captivity in Malta. Due to her efforts (and other human rights activists), many Eritreans were spared deportation to Eritrea. The following testimony was provided to her by…

The Complaint Filed by Dr Liesbeth Zegveld and Mr Mussie Ephrem

The complaint filed by Dr Liesbeth Zegveld, an international lawyer, and  Mr Mussie Ephrem, an Eritrean living in Sweden, against the State of Eritrea, a State Party to the African Charter. http://www.achpr.org/files/sessions/34th/comunications/250.02/achpr34_250_02_eng.pdf

ኮረኔል ተስፋልደት ስዩም

ኮረኔል ተስፋልደት ስዩም (ወዲ ስዩም) ኣብ ኮርባርያ ተወሊዱ ኣብኡ ምስ ወለዱ ዓብዩ። ስድራቤቱ ምንም’ኳ ሓረስቶት እንተነበሩ ንደቆም ኣብ ምምሃር ገታኢ ስለዘይነበሮም ከም ኣሕዋቱ ናይ ትምህርቲ ዕድል ዝረኸበ ዓንተር ተስፋልደት ኣብ መቦቀል ዓዱ ዝጀመሮ መባእታ ትምህርቲ ኣብ 2ይ ደረጃ ቤት ትምህርቲ ደቀምሓረ ብምቅጻል ሓደ ካብቶም ፍሉጣት ብሉጽ…

ብርጋዴር ጀነራል እስቲፋኖስ ስዩም

ብርጋዴር ጀነራል እስቲፋኖስ ስዩም ሓደ ካብቶም ብጉጅለ 15 ዝፍለጡ ኣባላት ባይቶ ኤርትራ እዩ። ብመስከረም 2001 ዓ/ም ምስ ብጾቱ ነቲ ቀይደ-በተኽን ዘይሕጋውን ዝኾነ ኣመራርሓ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ስለዝተቃወመ፡ ብዘይ ክስን ፍርድን ብዘስካኽክኽ ኩነታት መጀመርታ ኣብ እንባትካላ፡ ድሒሩ ድማ ኣብ ዒራዒሮ ዝበሃል ቤት ማእሰርቲ ተዳጐነ።

መንእሰይ ሙሴ

ቤት ማእሰርቲ ዳህላክ ካብ ዝወሓጠቶም ሓደ እቲ መንእሰይ ሙሴ እዩ (ካብ ዕሱር ነበር ዝተልኣኽት) ኣነው’ን ከምቲ ንኹሎም መንእሰያት ኢርትራ ዝበጽሖም ሕማቕ ዕድል ስለዝበጽሓኒ፡ ኣብቲ ምድራዊ ገሃነም-እሳት ክበሓል ዝከኣል ደሴት-ዳህላኽ ተኣሲረ ነይረ። ኣብ 2003 ወርሒ መጋቢት ከኣ ነቲ ዘሕዝንን ዘብክን ዕድል ዝበጽሖ ሙሴ ዝተባህለ መንእሰይ ረኺበዮ። ዝተራኽብናሉ ኣብቲ ውጽኣት…

ቴድሮስ ገረዝጊሄር (ትሪባ)

ኢሳያስ ካብ ዝሞቖሖም ጀጋኑ ሓደ ቴድሮስ ገረዝጊሄር (ትሪባ) ቴድሮስ ኣብዛ ተወሊዱ ዝዓበየላን፡ ምእንቲ ህዝቡን ሃገሩን ኣብ ንኡስ ዕድሚኡ ዝተጋደለላን ኣስመራ፡ በዚ ባርባራዊ ዝኾነ መንግስቲ ኢሳያስ ካብ ዝእሰር ነዊሕ ኰይኑ እዩ። ኣብቲ ብዙሓት ጀጋኑ ውሒጡ ዘሎ ካርሸሊ ተኣሲሩ ከምዘሎ ከኣ ይፍለጥ። ብሕማም ሽኮር ይሳቐ ምህላው’ውን ዝመጽእ ሓበሬታ…

Seyoum Tsehaye

Seyoum Tsehaye was born in Tukul in 1952 from his father Tsehaye Woldemariam and his mother Roma Solomon. His father was the owner of Bar Da’Osta at Campobollo in Asmara.

Eritrea: A Nation in Crisis: Land Expropriation

The land proclamation that the government had issued in 1994 puts land under government ownership and introduces a shift of land ownership from the “desa” tenure system to permanent private ownership to promote sustainable land use and conservation and protection of land, as it is believed…

Torture, Suffering and Imprisonment (Life Under PFDJ)

On March 2009, we received a hefty report (about 34 pages long) on the prison condition in Eritrea as experienced by one man. The report was too detailed that we felt that it would endanger the writer, even though he wanted us to post it as…

A Testimony of Wia prison – presented through Elsa Chyrum

The following Tigrigna testimony was published on September 10th, 2005. ግዚኡ ኣብ መፋርቅ ሓምለ 2001 እዩ ዝነበረ። ኮሚቴ ተማህሮ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ነቲ ብሚንስቲሪ ትምህርቲ ዝወጸ ኩሉ ተማሃራይ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ናብ ማእቶት ክኽይድ ከምዘለዎ ዝሕብር መጸዋዕታ ሕጊ ብዝመልኦ ኣገባብ ይቃወሙ ነበሩ። ነጥቢ ብነጥቢ ብምቅራብ ነቲ ጻውዒት ክኽውን ከምዘይክእል ናብ…

Abie Seyoum’s Plea

June 6, 2013 Eritrea: Voices of victims call for greater pressure from international and regional mechanisms Geneva, 6 June 2013: Human Rights Concern – Eritrea with Article 19, Amnesty International, Civicus, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network Project, Human Rights Watch…

Me’aza Petros

Me’aza Petros, a 16 year old daughter of two political prisoners detained incommunicado. Petros Solomon (ex-Minister of Maritime Resources detained since September 18th, 2001) and Aster Yohannes (detained since December 11th, 2003. Above is a picture of Me’aza’s parents, in happier times. Meaza Petros’s moving testimony.

More punishment of the innocent

What kind of crime can a fifteen-year-old child Ciham, Ali Abdu, be guilty of to merit imprisonment incommunicado? The “crime” is that her father, Ali Abdu, the former Information Minister, defected to Australia in November 2012. Since December 2012, his daughter has been imprisoned by Isaias…

Elizabeth (Elsa) Chyrum: A woman of the year 2012

We, at asmarino.com, would like to emphasize what a difference Elsa Chyrum has made this yea as a Human Rights Activist, to the cause of Eritrea’s human rights situation. Elsa has done a lot in helping refugees stranded in nowhere; in highlighting the lawlessness of the…