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Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Chargé d’Affaires

The cabinet acknowledges that no judge has as yet recorded proof of wrongful or punishable offenses by the Eritrean embassy office in The Hague. The decision is political.

Put up or shut up. Eritrea challenged the Swiss government to prove “a single case” with veracious evidence if any of the Embassy staff members has ever intimidated, threatened or in any form harassed an Eritrean citizen to make him/her coercively pay the voluntary 2% tax. It couldn’t. The gov’t knows its deceptive allegations has no legal legs to stand.

BY RUETERS

The Dutch government has told the highest representative of Eritrea in the Netherlands to leave the country, minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra said on Wednesday.

Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy has been declared persona non grata, Zijlstra wrote in a letter to parliament, as the government saw mounting evidence [not corroborated by the Dutch police] of Eritrea continuing to force tax payments from people who fled the country. Continue reading Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Chargé d’Affaires