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Reflection on Meseret Bahlbi vs Mirjam van Reisen: A New Platform

meseret bahlbi vs Mirjam van Reisen
Amsterdam court decides Prof. Mirjam van Reisen not guilty of libel and slander for comments she made based on ‘reaserch’. However, all Prof. Reisen‘s research on Eritrea suffers from hindsight mainly because the ethos behind her intellectual judgment drives her to look information that matches her imagination of the Eritrea she wish.

By Temesgen Tesfamariam,

It was last week that I saw the epic court case of Meseret Bahlbi vs Prof. Mirjam van Reisen. It was historic event for it is elevating the global struggle of Eritrean diaspora into a stage never before was imaginable. Its transformational virtue outweighs the immediate value of the verdict.

In light of this, I decided to put effort writing this article because, I, personally believe it requires a special attention not just to mention it as a new event in a long-standing history of diaspora struggle against defamation but for what it means in changing the course of the struggle.

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Court Rules in Favour of Mirjam van Reisen

Amsterdam court decides Mirjam van Reise not guilty of libel and slander for comments she made based on research. It says “evidence based criticism” in the Netherlands are legitimate although still the court fails to prove specifically if Meseret Bahlbi was or has ever been a “spy” of the Eritrean government in the Netherlands.

By Reinhardt Jacobsen | IDN-InDepthNews Report,

A Court in Amsterdam struck down Meseret Bahlbi lawsuit against Mirjam van Reisen, Dutch professor and human rights advocate. The judge found that she was not guilty of libel and slander and that the youth party of the Eritrean government can be seen as a means of collecting intelligence abroad.

The decision comes as a huge relief not only for the Dutch professor, but also for the Eritrean diaspora [opposition] across Europe.  Continue reading Court Rules in Favour of Mirjam van Reisen

Story Robber Habtom Yohannes and His Biased Court Case Reports

Exposing story robber Habtom Yohannes for his biased reporting on a court hearing following a civil lawsuit between Meseret Bahlbi and Prof. Mirjam van Reisen

By Saron Ghebre,

Habtom Yohannes, a well-known activist against Eritrean government who lives in Netherlands, was given a permission to attend the courtroom as a news reporter on the case of Meseret Bahlbi vs Mirjam Van Reisen. However, his cover as a reporter has failed miserably, and not for the first time.

Habtom Yohannes, whose biased political actions and impartial approach to report in a law case has typically misrepresented and omitted important part of the court proceedings, thereby giving a complete different representation of what happened in court. Continue reading Story Robber Habtom Yohannes and His Biased Court Case Reports

No Nation Deserves a Secondhand Love

How the Duthch (Netherlands) media bias is systematically stripping the rights and freedom of Eritreans in the country. (Photo: Eritrean refugees in the Netherlands; inset – Habtom Yohannes, a certified anti-Eritrea element)

By Gebre Fessehazion,

No nation deserves a secondhand Love. In this case, Eritrea doesn’t need a secondhand love or emotion. No one loves his own mother with secondhand emotion. The same applies to your own country. Right or wrong the love and the support to your own country should be first above everything. Loving or supporting to your own country doesn’t make you a criminal or spy for that matter. Eritrea wants to be sure its defenses lying in our hands but not to rest in the palm of another “outsider”. Continue reading No Nation Deserves a Secondhand Love

Meseret Bahlbi -The Antithesis of ‘Linchpin Spy’

The court case of Meseret Bahlbi against Mirjam van Reisen is one that is aimed at stopping legally this woman and her kinds from slandering and intimidating members of the Eritrean community in Europe who are legally and rightfully involved in organizing and serving their community.

By Sirak Bahlbi,

The court case of Meseret Bahlbi against Mirjam van Reisen, a Dutch University Professor, is a single significant moment for Eritreans Diaspora with the right to live without intimidation in Europe and elsewhere from influential individuals with clear political objectives.

The case was brought by Meseret Bahlbi, a young Dutch-Eritrean man who grew up in the Netherlands, after his name and that of his family’s was repeatedly besmirched in the media and his reputation was tarnished in his place of work by Mirjam van Reisen and her associates.  Continue reading Meseret Bahlbi -The Antithesis of ‘Linchpin Spy’

Eritrean Man Suing Director for Europe External Policy Advisor (EEPA)

Eritrean Meseret Bahlbi is Suing Prof. Mirjam van Reisen of EPPA for making slanderous and libelous remarks against him.

By Wedienoch,

Through out the years, Eritrea has faced a sustained demonization campaign from the mainstream media, Non-Governmental Organizations and certain UN bodies. Journalists and so-called “experts” on Eritrea have been freely disseminating lies about this fiercely independent African nation, without being held accountable for the libelous false information they propagate. Well that’s all about to change.

In an unprecedented move, Meseret Bahlbi an Eritrean residing in the Netherlands has made the bold move of filing a lawsuit against Prof. Mirjam van Reisen, the founding Director of the Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA). Continue reading Eritrean Man Suing Director for Europe External Policy Advisor (EEPA)