A UN inquiry has accused Eritrean of systematic crimes against humanity. The commission, which was not allowed to enter Eritrea, said it believed as many as 400,000 people were being enslaved, forcibly conscripted into the military. It also documented torture, rape, murder and forced disappearances and recommended an investigation by the International Criminal Court.
But a government spokesman, Yemane Gebreab, said the report had been one-sided as the commission had only interviewed [people of unknown identity from a refugee camp in Ethiopia] outside the country.
Click HERE to watch the BBC’s Mary Harper TV report from Asmara.
#Eritrean citizens are going to Europe in search of employment, not to escape alleged political repression. Time to lift sanctions.
— Herman J. Cohen (@CohenOnAfrica) June 8, 2016