IN JUST one week, it seems very cold water has been dropped on the media frenzy designed to buttress a sensationalized politically motivated report on Eritrea released by the Commission on Inquiry (COI) on 8 June 2015. The headlines bemoan the lack of action by policy makers-who seem to be having a hard time reconciling facts presented by the opposing sides of the arguments on Eritrea’s reality. Continue reading Mainstream Media Ignores Europe-wide Eritrean Demonstration→
FORMER Secretary of State, Colin Powell, went in front of the United Nations and pointed at the map of Iraq declaring, “We know where those weapons of mass destruction are…they are here, here and here.” It never occurred to him that he had been duped. Or may be he knew all along. To date, 12 years later, those WMDs that served as the rationale for the invasion of Iraq have yet to be found. Continue reading Mike Smith is to Eritrea What Colin Powell was to Iraq→
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→
ERITREANS in Europe, outraged by the recent assault on their people and country by the so-called “Commission of Inquiry” of the UN Human Rights Council, and standing for genuine human rights, are holding a protest rally in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 22 June, 2015.
The UN Commission of Inquiry for Human Rights in Eritrea, chaired by Mr. Mike Smith (Australia), and consisting of two other members, Mr. Victor Dankwa (Ghana), and Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth (Mauritius), has never been accepted by Eritrea from the beginning because some of its members had previously been advocating openly for “regime change” in Eritrea. Continue reading Press Release: Eritrean Global Action Day of Defiance→