18 September, 2001: Day Overt Tyranny befell Eritrea to this date and counting!
ERISAT: ዕላል ምስ ጋዜጠኛ ኣሮን ብርሃነ ኣብ ዝኽሪ መሳርሕቱ ግዳያት 18 መስከረም 2001
BBC News | ትግርኛ – Eritrea Today
Eritrean bishops say seizure of Catholic schools is ‘hatred against the faith’
Asmara, Eritrea, Sep 17, 2019 / 01:45 pm (CNA).- Seven religious schools in Eritrea, four of them sponsored by the Catholic Church, have been seized by the country’s government this month. Catholic bishops in the country say the move was motivated by “hatred against the faith.”
September 17, 2019 06:00 AM
Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the imprisonment of three Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea, where they have been subject to torture and allowed little contact with the world outside the prison walls.
Paulos Eyasu, Isaac Mogos, and Negede Teklemariam were detained on Sept. 17, 1994,apparently because they conscientiously objected to military service, according to a report published in August by the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Office of Public Information. They were held at the Sawa military training camp until 2017, when they were transferred to Mai Serwa prison, where they were briefly granted access to visitors for the first time since their imprisonment. None of the three have been charged or granted a hearing.
10 SEPT 2019
Eritrea tops CPJ list of worst countries for press censorship
Media watchdog says ‘authoritarian nations double down’ on censorship by using extreme measures to silence journalists.
Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, according to a new report by a media watchdog which also cites extreme measures taken by authorities in nine other countries, including North Korea, China and Saudi Arabia.
The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Tuesday that the worst three countries for press censorship – Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan – use the media “as a mouthpiece of the state, and independent journalism is conducted from exile”.
Dr. Mohammed Beshir, ENCDC Executive Office Member, Presentation at Initiatives of Change, London
August 8, 2019 10:00 PM EDT
Eritrea: Conscription System’s Toll on Education
Spurs Dropouts and Exodus by Students, Teachers
(Nairobi) – Eritrea’s use of secondary school to channel students into indefinite government service and its conscription of teachers subjects students and teachers to forced labor and physical abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Third & Unity Congress of EPDP and ENS/Hidri Opens Monday in Germany
The German city of Wiesbaden, 40kms west of Frankfurt, once again hosted an Eritrean political congress on Monday, 29 July 2019, at which participant delegates converged at the congress venue earlier Sunday night coming from faraway places in Australia, many parts of USA, Canada and nine European countries. Also attending and addressing the opening ceremony were, Mr. Negash Osman, the newly elected chairman of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change (ENCDC), a coalition of 18 Eritrean organizations and Mr. Ghebrekidan Ghebrezghi, representative of the Eritrean National Front (ENF) which is a coalition of four Eritrean political organizations.
UN Human Right Council Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review – Eritrea
Human Rights Council Forty-first session
24 June–12 July 2019 Agenda item 6
Why are Eritreans in exile being silenced?
Eritrea is often described as one of the most repressive countries in Africa. People’s rights are severely restricted; military service is compulsory and often indefinite, and; opponents of President Isaias Afwerki are locked up in jail.
Even Eritreans in exile are apparently not safe.
On 12 October 2018 the UN General Assembly elected Eritrea to be one of 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), despite its appalling human rights record. UNHRC membership comes with certain commitments, including the requirement to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights, [and to] fully cooperate with the Council […]”. The Eritrean government falls far short of these requirements in practice – both domestically and internationally. This briefing highlights the routine and widespread use of harassment and threats by the Eritrean government and its supporters against Eritrean human rights defenders.
Eulogizing Ali Mohammed Said Berhatu
On June 25, 2019, Ali Mohammed Said Berhatu, a relentless patriot, a veteran of the struggle for the independence of Eritrea passed away silently in London. As many of his peers, he exhaled his last breath thousands of miles away from home, his country that he wished to retire and live his last days in. It was not to be; Eritreans are condemned to stay away from the country they love. Away from the country the dedicated their youth for.
Press Release – June 6, 2019
In a pre-emptive stance on the African Union’s decision on the developments in Sudan, after the sit-in of protestors were disbanded by force, the Eritrean Ministry of Information issued a Press Release on June 5 and published on the official website of the ministry, warning the internationalization of the Sudan issue and working to exacerbate the situation there. The statement included an accusation of the African Union for failing to meet the aspirations of the African peoples and that it provided appropriate pretexts for external interference.
Press Release on the 2nd Congress of the Eritrean National Council for democratic Change (ENCDC)
The Eritrean National Congress for Democratic Change (ENCDC) concluded its long overdue second national Congress in Stockholm-Sweden from April 17-21, 2019 under the theme: “To preserve the independence and sovereignty of our country, the unity our people, and the right to determine our destiny.” ENCDC has surmounted paralyzing internal organizational hurdles and shortcomings and managed to conduct a successful congress depending solely on Eritrean financial and human resources. The Second National Congress was attended by incumbent members of the Council, representatives of civil societies and elected delegates from all Eritrean communities around the globe. Honorary guests of the Congress included delegations from both Eritrean People’s Democratic Parties, the Eritrean Unity for Justice, Forum for National Dialogue (Medrek), who attended in the opening and closing sessions of the Congress, and the “niqlo adetat n’diHnet hizbin hagerin – Mothers’ Initiative for the Salvation of the People and the Country” in Europe who attended throughout the convention to deliver solidarity messages, vowing to fully participate in future dialogue and engagement processes.