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Testimony of the Eritrean Canadian Communities and Organizations before the Canadian Subcommittee on International Human Rights

Representatives of the majority of Canadian Eritrean Communities across Canada (CECCO) set the record straight once and for all before the subcommittee on International Human Rights at the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa
Representatives of the majority of Canadian Eritrean Communities across Canada (CECCO) set the record straight once and for all before the subcommittee on International Human Rights at the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa

By CECCO,

THE Chairman of the Coalition of Eritrean Canadian Communities and Organizations, Mr. Lambros Kyriakakos, appear yesterday before the subcommittee on International Human Rights at the Canadian parliament in Ottawa to discuss the human rights situation in Eritrea.

The following is the full text of the statement:  Continue reading Testimony of the Eritrean Canadian Communities and Organizations before the Canadian Subcommittee on International Human Rights

Eritrean Canadian Community Questions CBC’s Ethics

“Non-resident Canadian Ambassador to Eritrea was in Asmara last month for routine meetings. Pledged to exert efforts for amelioration of ties.”Yemane G/Meskel, Director, Office of the President

Cite pattern of inaccurate and biased reporting … or something else

Dear Ms. McGuire,

On May 24, 2014, CBC News published an article online titled “Despite sanctions, Deputy Mayor celebrates conflict-prone state of Eritrea” that was neither balanced nor accurate. The article was in relation to a letter sent by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly acknowledging the achievements of Eritrea’s people on the eve of its annual Independence Day celebrations.

The article unnecessarily creates controversy around Mr. Kelly’s protocol letter through its seemingly innocuous negative portrayal of Eritrean-Canadian relations, and leaves very little doubt about the accuracy of the facts used to support it. Continue reading Eritrean Canadian Community Questions CBC’s Ethics

Secretary John Kerry Congratulate Eritrea on National Day

Happy Independence Anniversary

By U.S. Department of State,

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 27, 2014

On behalf of the American people, I welcome the opportunity to send my warmest wishes to the people of Eritrea on the 23rd anniversary of your independence which took place May 24.

Know that the government and people of the United States stand beside you in your continued search for the promise of a free, prosperous, and democratic Eritrea.  Continue reading Secretary John Kerry Congratulate Eritrea on National Day

Ethiopia: People of Sidama Globally Marks the 12th Anniversary of Looqqe Massacre

on May 24, 2002, 69 Sidama civilians killed and around 250 wounded when they met with the regimes killing machine at a peaceful and non-violent demonstration in Hawassa protesting the regimes decision to remove the administrative right of the capital Hawassa from Sidama to the federal government

USPFJ urges the Sidama people to forge unity with like-minded peoples, nations and nationalities to fight the current regime and bring those responsible for masterminding the massacre of the Sidamas, the Oromos, the Ogadenia, Gambela and other civilians to justice

By United Sidama Parties for Freedom and Justice (USPFJ),

SINCE 1890s, the Sidama nation has endured various massacres of unimaginable scales most of which had genocidal intents. Time and again, the civilians of the Sidama people as a nation were deliberately targeted and slaughtered by the successive northern led regimes for no apparent reasons, but for demanding their fundamental rights.

The most worst and abhorring crime against humanity in recent memory among the others is the May 24, 2002 massacre of Sidama civilians at Looqqe village.

This particular massacre is entirely peculiar and inhumane crime ever committed against the Sidama nation by the successive rulers for the fact that for the first time in Ethiopian Empire’s history the empire had a legal document known as Constitution which guarantees nations and nationalities of the country to peacefully and non-violently demand their rights without being criminalised and punished for their peaceful actions; regardless of which the Sidama civilians were slaughtered in broad day light.  Continue reading Ethiopia: People of Sidama Globally Marks the 12th Anniversary of Looqqe Massacre