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Eritrea Intrigued by Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s Action

Eritrea's response to UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed's action
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Mr. Ahmed Shaheed
Special Rapporteur
Freedom of Religion or Belief
Genève

Dear Mr. Shaheed

I refer to a rather curious communication (Ref. AL ERI 2/2017) that was sent to me jointly by your good selves on 17 January last month.

Let me first dwell briefly on the incident.

On the early afternoon of 31 October 2017 around 100 youth (students from the Al Diaa Private School and others in the neighborhood) marched from Akheria, a neighborhood in the northern periphery of Asmara to the al-Khulafa’ ar-Rashidun Mosque in the center of the city. Continue reading Eritrea Intrigued by Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s Action

Al-Diaa School Incident and the Frenzies that Ensued

Eritrea, the politics of religion and education.

BY ALAMIN ADAM (aka WEDI HAJI)

Once again, Eritrean Muslims witnessed an avalanche of coordinated lies and misinformation by disgruntled claimant of the religion to propagate wide spread mistrust and confusion in a country known for its stability and tranquility.

This isn’t the first time, and will not be the last for Eritrean Muslims to witness their religion of peace, tolerance and benevolence be used for a smear campaign and ugly politics against the Eritrean people, their state, and government. Continue reading Al-Diaa School Incident and the Frenzies that Ensued