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Eritreans Staged Mass Demonstration in Geneva Denouncing COI Report (VIDEO)

By Shabait,

Eritreans and friends of Eritrea staged a mass demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland Today, June 21, 2016. The mass rally was aimed at protesting against the latest appalling report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea. Continue reading Eritreans Staged Mass Demonstration in Geneva Denouncing COI Report (VIDEO)

Successful London Public Seminar by Eritrean Ambassador to the UK

By Shabait,

Eritrea’s Ambassador to the UK and North Ireland, Ambassador Estifanos Habtemariam, conducted a seminar to Eritreans residing in London on 31 January.

In his address to the participants, Ambassador Estifanos indicated that Eritrea’s development progress is currently at a promising stage thanks to the strong unity and perseverance of Eritreans everywhere. Continue reading Successful London Public Seminar by Eritrean Ambassador to the UK

Mainstream Media Ignores Europe-wide Eritrean Demonstration

The Western Mainstream Media’s contempt and racist attitude towards the people of Eritrea and their leadership has never been exposed before as much as it does on June 22 when a huge 10,000 strong #HandsOffEritrea Europe-wide Eritrean demonstration flooded Geneva. The reaction from the mainstream media was a deafening silence, as if they were not participated in the international charade following the COI report. This is a classic example of msm bias against Eritrea and that is exactly why it has long lost its luster among Eritreans. The solution for such racist practice rests on use alternative progressive media, citizen journalism and a swift rebuttal from active and media savvy Eritreans. 

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

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

Mike Smith is to Eritrea What Colin Powell was to Iraq

“The second member of COI, Mike Smith, was similarly associated with the UN Monitoring Group (SEMG) and is linked to other notorious Eritrea-bashing subversive groups” – Minister Yemane G. Meskel

By Bereket Kidane,

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

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

Press Release: Eritrean Global Action Day of Defiance

PRESS RELEASE

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