Eritrea Travel Warning
Feb25

Eritrea Travel Warning

thumb1.jpgThe U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea. 

The Government of Eritrea restricts the travel of all foreign nationals in the country, including U.S. diplomats. These restrictions make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens outside the city of Asmara. This replaces the Travel Warning dated August 26, 2016.

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UN criticises tightened Swiss policy on Eritreans
Feb18

UN criticises tightened Swiss policy on Eritreans

One of the United Nations’ top human rights experts says Switzerland had no good reason to crack down on Eritreans.

François Crépeau, a Canadian lawyer who serves as the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, lashed out at Switzerland’s recent decision to tighten its asylum policy towards Eritreans in an interview with two Swiss newspapers on Friday.

On February 2, the Federal Administrative Court said Switzerland would no longer recognise Eritreans as refugees solely on grounds of having fled their country illegally. Until last summer, leaving Eritrea illegally was considered a legitimate reason for asylum, since whoever did so faced up to five years in prison in Eritrea.

 

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Hele Meles concert busted in Israel
Feb18

Hele Meles concert busted in Israel

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From Arizona to Eritrea, a deadly start to 2017 for migrants - IOM
Feb11

From Arizona to Eritrea, a deadly start to 2017 for migrants - IOM

Deaths recorded in slow winter months and International Organization for Migration fears toll will rise in warmer weather.

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By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - More than 400 migrant deaths have been recorded so far in 2017, including on the Mediterranean crossings to Europe from North Africa and the route into the United States from Mexico, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

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Project Exile: Eritrean state media reporter turns critic
Feb05

Project Exile: Eritrean state media reporter turns critic

“When prison became a synonym for Eritrea…you can only flee.”

In Eritrea, even being part of the East African nation’s tame state media is no protection. That was the conclusion Abraham Zere reached after years of working as a columnist for the government newspaper Hadas Erta and later for the ruling party’s magazine. 

All independent media outlets in the country of 6 million were closed in 2001 amid a massive crackdown on internal dissent following the country’s disastrous two-year border-war with Ethiopia. More than a dozen prominent journalists were jailed – and to this day it’s not known how many are still alive.

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Switzerland toughens up rules for Eritrean asylum seekers
Feb04

Switzerland toughens up rules for Eritrean asylum seekers

Switzerland has slammed shut its open-door policy toward Eritreans which had automatically granted them refugee status.
In announcing its decision on Thursday, the Swiss federal administrative court in St Gallen said the lax policy was unjustified. It had also been criticized by several Swiss politicians who claimed it was being abused.
 
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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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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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