Tag Archives: Father Mussie Zerai

The Priest Friend of Laura Boldrini Imprisoned for Drug Dealing

Mussie Zerai, pro-immigrant activist received by the ex-President of the Chamber, has a previous drug conviction. We read the reports of the sentence. Once contacted he refuses to answer and says: “I’m abroad”.

Laura Boldrini’s friend Father Mussie Zerai, who is still under investigation by the Italian police for facilitating illegal immigration, was once sentenced to two years of imprisonment related to drug dealing. The question is, was he a drug dealer long before he becomes a priest and later a migrant ‘rescuer’?

BY LA VERITA*

When we talk about immigrants arriving in Italy (and the polemics relating) we come across the name of Mussie Zerai. Born in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1975, ‘father Mosè’ is the priest of migrants par excellence. Adored by Laura Boldrini, interviewed and celebrated by half of the world’s newspapers, even nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Continue reading The Priest Friend of Laura Boldrini Imprisoned for Drug Dealing

Father Mussie Zerai, Allegations of Facilitating Illegal Immigration and Meron Estefanos

Human Trafficking is a crime. The role of diaspora based, self-proclaimed Eritrean ‘Activists’ in the Trafficking of Eritreans and their shadowy links with journalists and state officials vis-à-vis Eritrean migration warranted an investigation by European prosecutors.

BY FRANCESCA TOTOLO | LUCA DONADEL

We have already spoken in a previous insight into the figure of Father Mussie Zerai (NGO Analysis in the Mediterranean) and on Habeshia, an organization he founded with the purpose of “helping migrants to come to Europe”. Continue reading Father Mussie Zerai, Allegations of Facilitating Illegal Immigration and Meron Estefanos

Italy Police Investigating Father Mussie Zerai

Priest accused of facilitating illegal immigration

A guardian angel of migrants or an evil clergyman? The Trapani public Prosecutor now investigating the Eritrean priest for reporting the arrival of migrant’s boats and landings in “secret chat” to humanitarian NGO rescue ships.

BY TESFANEWS

Don Mussie Zerai, an Eritrean priest who for years lives in Italy and become a reference point for thousands of migrants in distress who are facing the journey to Europe, is among those under investigation by the Trapani Prosecutor’s Office as part of the investigation for aiding and abetting illegal immigration. Continue reading Italy Police Investigating Father Mussie Zerai

Interview with Italian Senator Aldo Di Biagio

Italian Senator Di Biagio gave his opinion on the intention of the recent anti-Eritrea Parliamentary motion that are submitted to the Italian Foreign and Interior Ministries.

By EritreaEritrea.com,

Senator Di Biagio, after your trip in Eritrea as a guest of honour at the celebrations of twenty-five years of liberation from Ethiopia, you’ve described your experience in a very positive tone and, referring to a long conversation with President Isaias, you’ve expressed your intention to follow-up what Deputy Minister Lapo Pistelli has begun in recent times, concerning mutual openness and cooperation between Italy and Eritrea, in particular a clarifying approach, in Italian field, that will lift the veil of misconceptions and misunderstandings that has been an obstacle between the diplomacies of the two countries for too long. Continue reading Interview with Italian Senator Aldo Di Biagio

The Weaponization of the Refugee

The weaponization of Refugee Vs Human Rights. Artificial mass migration as imperial policy has a long history. A more recent example of migration used as a tool of imperialism is Eritrea.

By Gearóid Ó Colmáin,

Artificial mass migration as imperial policy has a long history. To illustrate this, we will cite a few historical examples. According to Bulgarian historian A, Eminov, civil wars in the Balkans in the 13th and 14th centuries led to significant population decline, which greatly facilitated colonisation of the Balkans by the Ottoman Empire. The deportation of nomads and organised transportation of Muslim refugees by the Ottoman Empire played a significant role in the colonization of this region. Continue reading The Weaponization of the Refugee