Project Exile: Eritrean broadcaster waited five years to escape
Feb02

Project Exile: Eritrean broadcaster waited five years to escape

“I felt like I was waking up from a nightmare.”

 

Temesghen Debesai

grimg-sfdcTemesghen Debesai decided to flee the East African nation of Eritrea in 2001. A prominent broadcaster on state television, he wouldn’t have a chance to follow through for five years.

Born in what was then a province of Ethiopia, Temesghen spent much of his childhood in Saudi Arabia before returning in 1992 amidst the euphoria over Eritrea’s imminent independence after decades of war. Six years later, he went to work for Eritrean state media. 

Temesghen was untroubled by the rule of President Isaias Afewerki for years. “I didn’t have a lot of question marks as to how the government was running the country,” he says. “Generally Eritreans were not really interested in the political structure of the country.

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Fleeing Eritrean Army Not Grounds for Refugee Status in Israel, Judge Rules.
Jan30

Fleeing Eritrean Army Not Grounds for Refugee Status in Israel, Judge Rules.

All Eritreans must do national service, but in practice, military service can be extended indefinitely, human rights groups say.
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 Paltalk Discussion
Jan26

Paltalk Discussion

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Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State, by Martin Plaut
Jan26

Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State, by Martin Plaut

A study of the North African country lays bare a ruler at war with his own people, says Joanna Lewis

President Isaias Afewerki (aka Dictator Isayas Afeworki, DIA)
Chairman of the State Council
Chairman of the Transitional National Assembly
C-in-c of the Armed Forces
Chancellor of Institutes of Higher Learning
Chairman of the PFDJ [the sole political party]
Vice-President – vacant since 2001

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 Young Eritreans are victims of poor decision making by British asylum officials
Jan25

Young Eritreans are victims of poor decision making by British asylum officials

The Home Office has been criticised for a policy which excluded Eritrean children evicted from the Calais Jungle camp from resettlement in the UK. Documents obtained by the Public Law Project show how asylum decisions for Eritreans have been based on questionable information about conditions in the country.

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asylum Home Office Eritrea guidance softened to reduce asylum seeker numbers
Jan22

asylum Home Office Eritrea guidance softened to reduce asylum seeker numbers

Information downplayed rights abuses and meant some Eritrean children in Calais were refused entry to UK

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The Home Office used the lower grant rates as a reason for excluding almost all Eritrean children in the Calais refugee camp aged 13-15. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

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What will happen to Eritrean asylum seekers after Israel deports them?
Jan21

What will happen to Eritrean asylum seekers after Israel deports them?

|Published January 20, 2017

What will happen to Eritrean asylum seekers after Israel deports them?

The Israeli government must not withhold information from the public about the dangers faced by Eritrean asylum seekers it is planning to deport.

By Sigal Avivi

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Eritrea: Release Patriarch Abune Antonios
Jan19

Eritrea: Release Patriarch Abune Antonios

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2017 marks the 11-year anniversary of the Eritrean government’s illegal removal of Abune Antonios as the rightful Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, the nation’s largest religious community. The Patriarch has been detained since 2007: His “crime” was his refusal to excommunicate 3,000 parishioners who opposed the government.
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القائم بأعمال السفارة الارترية في جيبوتي يطلب حق اللجوء السياسي في امريكا
Jan09

القائم بأعمال السفارة الارترية في جيبوتي يطلب حق اللجوء السياسي في امريكا

فرجت : وكالات

قالت مصادر دبلوماسية مطلعة أن القائم بأعمال السفارة الاريترية في جيبوتي عمر سرمعي تقدم بطلب اللجوء السياسي في أمريكا.

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Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - Eritrea
Jan09

Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - Eritrea

REPORT
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 09 Jan 2017 View Original

Total people in need: 2 million

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