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Thousands of Diaspora Eritreans Rally Against COI Report in Geneva

By Daniel Berhane,

Thousands of Eritreans from across Europe flocked to Geneva to protest against the recent manoeuvre by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in Eritrea, which is making a false politically motivated accusations and request the referral of Eritrea to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Since early morning the scenery of the quiet city, Geneva, was getting jam-packed with many Eritreans colourfully decorated with Eritrean flags, who arrived in many busses, cars, and planes from all parts of European countries including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and some from other parts of the world. Continue reading Thousands of Diaspora Eritreans Rally Against COI Report in Geneva

The UN vs. Eritrea

Does the UN repeating its dark history against the people of Eritrea? In 1952, it was through the then UN Commissioner in Eritrea, Dr. Eduardo Anze Matienzo, and today through another commissioner called Mike Smith.

By Thomas C Mountain,

I SPENT Monday, June 22 in Geneva, Switzerland protesting alongside over 5,000 fellow Eritreans in front of the UN “Commission of Inquiry” offices.

We were there because a UN “Commission of Inquiry” had just issued as nasty a lot of lies about Eritrea as one could imagine. But then none of the three Commission members had ever been to Eritrea and two had even called for “regime change” in the country. That’s right, two out of the three commissioners chosen by the leadership of the UN to “investigate” the human rights situation in the country had already called, though indirectly, for the overthrow of the Eritrean government.  Continue reading The UN vs. Eritrea

Letter to the UN Human Rights Council from Eritrea-based Civil Society Groups

DEAR Members of the Human Rights Council,

As members of civil society representing diverse groups in Eritrea, we are incensed by the outrageous and extraordinary human rights related allegations made in the 484-page report of the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. The most extraordinary yet least substantiated of these allegations is that of “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” to a degree that “constitute crimes against humanity.”  Continue reading Letter to the UN Human Rights Council from Eritrea-based Civil Society Groups

Europe Wide Demonstration Against the UN Commission Report on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea

Thousands of Eritreans and friends of Eritrea have confirmed to participate in the Europe wide mass protest denouncing the politically motivated, one-sided, COI report on June 22 in Geneva.

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ERITREANS and friends of Eritrea in Europe, outraged by the recent unwarranted attack on the state, people and government of Eritrea by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Commission of Inquiry (COI) and Special Rapporteur Report on the Human Rights situation in Eritrea, and standing for genuine human rights, are holding a mass protest rally in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 22 June, 2015 to protest the deceitful representation of the Human Rights situation. The demonstration will be starting at 12:00 (mid-day) and finish at 17:00 o’clock. Continue reading Europe Wide Demonstration Against the UN Commission Report on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea