Eritrea Rejects Amnesty International’s Wild Accusations

Amnesty International is a controversial organisation allegedly survive by lying and spreading propaganda for the UN, oil barons, IMF and the global cable intent with one hidden agenda: create a non-existing crisis, level the ground for crisis management and control and loot the country and its resources

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By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Eritrea rejects in the clearest of terms Amnesty International’s wild accusations  that  it has “jailed at least 10,000  political prisoners.”

Amnesty’s    transparently    political     assault    on    Eritrea     is    totally unsubstantiated, with  the  organization unable  to  back  its  claims  with facts.  It is hardly  surprising that  it admits  that  it does not  “know  the exact figure.”

Amnesty claims that the prisoners  are kept in “unimaginably atrocious conditions.” Once again  this  merely  reflects  its  own  fanciful  flights  of imagination and is not based on credible  evidence. 

Amnesty’s cynical  manipulation of human  rights  does not  only  further erode  its  credibility but  it is also a disservice  to  human  rights  and the thousands  of concerned  people  who back its campaigns.

Amnesty     International  knows   full   well  that   Eritrea   was   born   in  a remarkable thirty year  struggle  for human  rights. The consolidation of the human  rights  of the  people  of Eritrea  in their  diversity- ethnic  and cultural  groups,  women, youth,  children, the  disabled- remains  an overriding priority for the government and people of Eritrea.

Eritreans   are  the  first   to  admit, and  need  no  prompting  to  remind them,  that  they  still  have  a long  way to  go to  secure  a life  of dignity and  prosperity  for  themselves  in  their   young   nation.   By  the  same measure, they  don’t  hesitate  to strongly  rebuff  all those  who abuse the vital  cause of human  rights  in the  pursuit  of a political  agenda  aimed at undermining Eritrea’s  efforts  at comprehensive nation-building.

Stepping   boldly   into  the  political, Amnesty  International claims  that “Twenty  years   on  from   the  euphoric   celebrations  of  independence, Eritrea   is  one   of  the   most   repressive,  secretive   and   inaccessible countries  in the  world.” Eritreans  and the thousands  of foreigners from all over the  world  who work and live in Eritrea  cannot  but  wonder  how far off the mark  Amnesty  chooses to be, as the sordid  picture it paints resembles  little to the reality.

Undeterred, Eritreans  and their  friends,  not  just  in Eritrea, but  all over the  world  will  be participating this  month  “in  euphoric  celebrations of independence.” Of course, Amnesty  International will take  no notice  of these   indicators  of  the   Eritrean   people’s  stance,   smug      in  its  self­-righteous   belief   that   it can,  with   impunity, attack   and     denigrate  a young   nation, which  despite   many   odds,  manages   to  progress   and improve  the lives of its citizens.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
09 May 203

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14 thoughts on “Eritrea Rejects Amnesty International’s Wild Accusations

  1. ኣብ ኤርትራ 10 ሽሕ ፖለቲካዊ እሱራት ኣለው ይብል ሓደ ተሓላቒ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት

    VOA Tigrniya Service,

    ኣብ ኤርትራ ኣሽሓት ፖለቲካዊ እሱራት ብዘይፍርዲ ብዘስካሕክሕ ኩንታት ተኣሲሮም ይርከቡ ክብል Amnesty Internationla ዝተብሃለ ተሓላቒ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ኣፍሊጡ።ኤርትራ መበል 20 ዓመት ነፃነታ ንምኽባር ኣብ እትዳለወሉ ዘላ መንግስቲ ለውጢ ንኽገብር ኣምነስቲ ፀዊዑ’ሎ።መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣብ ዘውፅኦ መግለፂ ብወገኑ ንቶም ዘይተኣደቡ ዝበሎም ኽስታት ነፂጉዎ’ሎ።

    ኣብ ለንደን ዝመደብሩ ጉጅለ ተሓላቒ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ሎማዕንቲ ሓሙስ ኣብዘውፅኦ መግለፂ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ እታ ሃገር ነፃ ካብእትወፅእ ካብ 1993 ኣ/ፈ ጀሚሩ እንተወሓደ ን10 ሽሕ ፖለቲካዊ እሱራት ኣሲሩ ይርከብ ይብል።

    እቶም እሱራት ፓለቲካዊ ተቓወምቲ፣ካብታ ሃገር ክሃድሙ ዝፍትኑ ከምኡ’ውን ጋዜጠኛታትን ብመንግስቲ ካብ ዝተፈቐዱ ሃይማኖታት ወፃኢ ዝኣምኑን ይርከቡዎም።
    ኣብ ኣምነስቲ ኡንተርናሽናል ንጉዳይ ኤርትራ ዝከታተላ ክለይር በስተን እቶም እሱራት ኣብ ምሉእ እታ ሃገር ኣብ ዝርከቡ ሕቡኣት ኣብያተ ማእሰርቲ ተታሒዞም ከምዝርከቡን ንስቅያትን ንካልኦት መግሃስትን ከምዝሳጥሑ ሓቢረን።

    ብዙሓት እሱራት ትሕቲ መሬት ኣብዝርከቡ ኣብያተ ማእሰርትን ኣብ ናይ ኣቑሑት መትሓዚ ኮንተይነራትን ተኣሲሮም ከምዝርከቡ ብምግላፅ ‘’ንመቕፃዕቲ፣ንምርመራን ብኣስገዳድ ንኽኣምኑ ብምግባርን ሓዊሱ ስቅያትን ካልኦት ዘስካሕክሑ መግሃስትን ይበፅሖም ከምዘለው ተኣሲሮም ዝነበሩ ሰባት ገሊፆምልና እዮም።’’ብመንግስቲ ኣፍልጦ ዘይረኸቡ ሃይማኖታት ዝስዕቡ ሰባት መስቀይቲ ከምዝበፅሖምን ሃይማኖቶም ብሓይሊ ንኽልውጡ ከምዝግደዱን’ውን ተነጊሩና እዩ ኡለን ብምውሳኽ።

    ኣምነስቲ ኣብ ውሽጢ ኤርትራ ሰለዘይንቀሳቐስ ዝበዝሕ ፀብፃቡ ካብ ስደተኛታት፣እሱራት ካብ ዝነብሩ ሰባትን ካብ ስድርኦምን ብዝረኽቦ ሓበሬታ እዩ ተመስሪቱ።

    ዶብ ኣልቦ ጋዜጠኛታት ዝተብሃለ ጉጅለ ተሓላቒ ሰብኣዊ መሰላት ኣብዚ ሒዝናዮ ዘለና ወርሒ ብዘውፅኦ መግለፂ ኤርትራ ብነፃነት ፕሬስ ኣብ መወዳእታ ሰሪዑዋ ይርከብ።ሓበሬታ ንምርካብ’ውን ኣፀጋሚ እዩ።
    ነቲ መንግስቲ ዘጋጠሞ ሓደ ፍሉይ ብድሆ ናይ ወታደራት ጉጅለ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ወርሒ ጥሪ ንምንስቴር ሓበሬታ ኤርትራ ንሓፂር እዋን ተቖፃፂሮም ፖለቲካዊ እሱራት ንኽፍትሑ ምሕታቶም እዩ።

    ኣብቲ ኣጋጣሚ ክንደይ ሰባት ከምዝተሳተፉ ዋላ ንፁር እንተዘይኮነ’ውን ድሕሪ እቲ ኣጋጣሚ መንግስቲ ንብርክት ዝበሉ ሰባት ከምዝኣሰረ ክሌይር በስተን ሓቢረን።

    ገለ ላዕለዎት ኣባላት ሰበስልጣን መንግስቲ ዝርከቡዎም ብውሕዱ 187 ሰባት ተኣሲሮም ዝብል እምነት ከምዘለዎ በስተን ብምውሳኽ ሓቢረን።

    መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ንኹሎም ናይ ሕልና እሱራት ንኽፈትሕ፣ገበን ኣብ ልዕሊ ዝፈፀሙ ኽሲ ንኽምስርትን መስቀይቲ ጠጠው ንኸብሎን ኣምነስቲ ፀዊዑ’ሎ።

    ኤርትራ ኣምነስቲ ኢንተርናሽናል ንዘቕረቦም ዘይትኣደቡ ኽስታት ብንፁር ትነፅጎ ክብል መንግስቲ ኤርትራ መገልፂ ኣውፂኡ።

    ምንስቴር ጉዳያት ወፃኢ ኤርትራ ሎማዕንቲ ኣብዝወፅኦ ምግለፂ እቶም ዝቐረቡ ጠቐነታት ኣብ ዝእመን መርትዖ ከይኮነስ ኣብ ናይ ባዕሉ ናይ ኣምነስቲ ግምትን ሓሳብን ተመስሪቱ ዝቐረቡ እዮም ይብል።

    ናይ ዓሌታትን ባህላውን ጉጅለታት፣ደቂ ኣንስትዮ፣ናይ መናእሰይ፣ህፃውንቲ፣ናይ ኣካለ ስንኩላ ብሓልፈሻ ናይ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሰብኣዊ መሰላቲ ክሕለወሉ መንግስትን ህዝብን ኤርትራ ቀዳምነት ሂቦም ዝሰርሕሉ ኮይኑ ክቕፅል እዩ ይብል እቲ መግለፂ።

    ኤርትራዊያን ይብል እቲ መግለፂ ብምቕፃል ኣብታ መንእሰይ ሃገር ክብሪ ዘለዎን ዝበልፀገን መነባብርኦም ንምውሓስ ብዙሕ ከምዝተርፎም ነጋሪ ከየድልዮም ኣቐዲሞም ዝፈልጡ እዮም ይብል።
    https://tigrigna.voanews.com/content/amnesty-inter

  2. ብ አሜሪካን ከ ክንደይ እሱራአት አለው? አብ ስዊድን ዝርከቡ መበቖሎም ኤርትራውያን ዝኮኑ ጸለምት ዘጋታት ብስዊድናውያን ዝፍጸም ምግፋዕ ከ እንታይ ይብል? ወያነ ብወራር ዝሓዘቶ ከባቢታት ኤርትራ ዝርከቡ ዜጋታት ልዕል አስርተ ዓመት ክበሳበሱ ከለው ከ እንታይ ተባሂሉ?

  3. The last time a group of Eritreans in UK visited the Amnesty International HQ in Easton Road was nearly 14 years ago, back in 1999. When we confronted them why they are not shouting out the persecution of young Eritrean civilians jailed in in barbaric conditions in its notorious Blaten Prison for no reason other than being of Eritrean origin, the AI told us, point blank, that they have no staffs there in Ethiopia to advocate for the Innocent Eritreans persecuted by the barbaric Weyane.
    Suprised, We asked them, “How come they had no staffs there?!”…… Amnesty International’s reply was even more surprising….. They told us that the Ethiopian Regime(Weyane) had banned AI & their staffs……
    What was so shocking for us was that nowhere in their report had they ever mentioned in their website or elsewhere that the Meles regime had banned the Amnesty International in Ethiopia.
    Since we knew, at the time, that the Tony Blair’s Government in Britain was a chum of the dead Meles Zenawi & the fact that AI is bankrolled by te government and corporations which bankrolled the Blair’s election campaign a couple of years earlier, that reply by the AI’s African desk, from that momenet onwards, it became obvious & clear to us that AI is indeed a political pressure group in sheep’s cloth(under the guise of Human Right). Unless they were themselves pressured by Tony Blair(friend of Meles Zenawi), how else would AI ignore the human right of Eritreans persecuted by the barbaric Weyane and how else would it decide not to publicise that the Weyane banning the very AI & its staffs in Ethiopia.
    Not only was “AI” exposed but also BBC who failed to report that was exposed itself when one of its staff presented by the BBC as a so called “regional analyst” by the name Patrick Gilkes who was so openly biased that he ended up as an advisor of Meles Zenawi after the EBBC’s ruling following the conclusion of Weyane’s failed invasion of Eritrea. It’s believed that the same former “BBC journalist” was the one that had advised & encouraged Meles Zenawi to renegade on the final and binding EEBC’s international ruling. It’s nit surprising those so called “human right” advicates and pseudo-journalists blubbering every now and then. Now, the timing of the latest AI’s another blunder of fabricating stories has more to it than meets the eye…….
    At this particular moment in time, the Weyane regime in Ethiopia is intensifying its war on its own people all across the country. Following te Weyane engineering a rigged s-election of itself in 2010 by deliberately starving its own people & then use US food aid & UK funds to coerce its At this very moment in time, it ain’t suprisinh to see bands of pseudo-journalists, UN rapporters, “human right” groups making a concerted effort to come up with a rabbit out of a hat with a purpose toput pressure

  4. this organization inter national amnesty is created by the super powers in the world to lie for them what they do is they find SELLOUT ERITREANS interviw them then they report propganda in the ERITREA case for example THE SELLOUTS told them there are 15 polotical prisinors in ERITREA but that is not good for their propogand so they say 10.000 prisnors because that looks beliveabel so this is not the frist time they report this but iam DISAPOINTED by ERITREAN GOV responding to this nonsens jast waint next year the# of prisnors is going to jump to 20.000

  5. it is hard for ERITREAN enemys to see the UNITY of its people they can not help it now when ERITREANS all over the world are prepering to celeprate their independens thats is bad seen for them so desprate to come evry year with this propoganda they sow the unity when the president come to NEWYORK they sow somthing they dont like & in the 2009 UN SUNCTION in ERITREA they sow somthing they dont want tosee so out of desprate they have to report some GAEBEGE befor the CELEBRATION

  6. Who care what ai say or said. We know well that this organisation is a part of the british intelligence service. Its apart of MI5. Sheytan si, kidan Qudus seb tekedinu yi metsaka. The devil come allways in the uniform of holy person.

  7. Alula i agree with you what do you expect them to say they will tell you they dont have H Q in ethiopia because WEYANE is their # 1 popet in AFRICA so what evry happen in ETHIOPIA IS nothing for them

  8. Dear Brothers and Sister,

    What we have to remember is, all this grotesque lies and propoganda is signature of their Psycological Warefare. All this entities HRW, UN, AI…..are colluding with each other in order to frustrate and weaken us into throwing the towel and give up the fight.

    The best way to counter the evils, by no means should we get sucked in to their web. We need to stay 'out of the box' and never get emotional, because an emotional person is always the weaker being. We need to be smart and play an effective game of our own.

    Lets us all stay focused and always be PRAGMATIC, until such time we get this vermin off our backs.

  9. Amnesty International-not fit for purpose.  
    The last time a group of Eritreans in UK payed a visit @the Amnesty International HQ in Easton Road was nearly 14 years ago, back in 1999. When we confronted them why they are not shouting out against the persecution of young Eritrean civilians held in barbaric conditions in Weyane’s notorious Blaten Prison for no reason other than being of Eritrean origin, the AI told us, point blank, that they have no staffs there in Ethiopia to advocate for the Innocent Eritreans persecuted by the barbaric Weyane.
     Suprised, we asked them, “How come there ain’t any staffs there?!”…… 
    Amnesty International’s reply was even more surprising….. They told us that the Ethiopian Regime(Weyane) had banned AI & their staffs……
    What was so shocking for us was that nowhere in their report had they ever mentioned in their website or elsewhere that the Meles regime had banned the Amnesty International in Ethiopia. 
    Since we knew, at the time, that the discredited Tony Blair’s Government of Britain was a close chum of the dead Meles Zenawi & the fact that AI is bankrolled by his government & corporations who had bankrolled the Blair’s election campaign that had swept him to power a couple of years earlier, we lost trust in this institution. That reply by the AI’s African desk, from that momenet onwards, made it obvious & clear to us that AI is indeed a political pressure group in sheep’s cloth(under the guise of Human Right). The AI man had asked us to stop the filming of our conversation. He & the institution that he heads clearly had something to hide from the public view. One guy amongst us, however, had managed to secretely record the conversation in audio. 
    Unless they were themselves pressured by Tony Blair(friend of Meles Zenawi), how else would AI ignore the human right of Eritreans persecuted by the barbaric Weyane and how else would it decide not to publicise that the Weyane banning the very AI & its staffs in Ethiopia. 
    Not only was “AI” exposed but also BBC who failed to report that was exposed itself when one of its staff presented by the BBC as a so called “regional analyst” by the name Patrick Gilkes who was so openly biased that he ended up as an advisor of Meles Zenawi after the EBBC’s ruling following the conclusion of Weyane’s failed invasion of Eritrea. It’s believed that the same former “BBC journalist” was the one that had advised & encouraged Meles Zenawi to renegade on the final and binding EEBC’s international ruling.  Now, the timing of the latest AI’s another blunder of fabricating stories has more to it than meets the eye…….
    At this particular moment in time, as the Weyane regime in Ethiopia is intensifying its war on its own people all across the country, it ain’t too much to ask from AI or its clone in US, the HRW, to write, defend & shout on behalf of the persecuted people in Ethiopia. But they are not seen or heard doing that. Instead, they are busy concocting another fabrication for the purpose of their own political ends. 
    Following the Weyane brutal engineering of the 2010 rigged s-election, the Weyane deliberately starved its own people before the “general election” only to use the US/UK funds & donated food in order to coerce & buy votes in return for a life-saving food aid, the Ethiopian people are now, recently, seen standing up for themselves. As recently as two weeks ago, Ethiopians have been camping outside & encircled the World Bank HQ in Washington DC demanding the US Institution stop the funding of gross Human right abuse in Ethiopia. In the face of such cries, the AI & HRW were & are nowhere to be seen or heard from. The Ethiopians have been protesting outside the state department but again the AI & HRW chose to ignore their pleas & their plights. These institutions only cough when their funders sneeze out a few cash. Knowing their habits & political agenda, at this very moment in time, instead of doing their jobs right, it ain’t really surprising to see these bands of pseudo-journalists, UN rapporters, pseudo-“human right” groups making a concerted effort  busy fabricating stories instead & come up with a rabbit out of a hat. 
    Not only Eritreans have known the inhumane nature of AI but even the Ethiopian people themselves are now also left so frustrated that they have finally noticed the obvious hypocrisy of these groups. Groups which ain’t fit for the purpose.
    With the exception of the corrupt western corporate media circus & their subsidiaries such as the congress funded VOA & of course Radio-Weyane, nobody seems to be seen churning out the agenda of these corrupt pressure groups. I was surprised to hear the distinct difference in the reportages by VOA & ESAT on the Plaut-Vincent twitter coup in Eritrea. While one can sense the pressure on the VOA “journalist” to toe-line & report as is blubbered by the official PLAUT-VINCENT twitter story, the more independent ESAT reported it sensibly saying that there ain’t any evidence of a coup. It further went on saying blaming the western media circus trying to manufacture a hype for the benefit of their own political agenda. Sissay Ayena further reported that if there was any sign of coup in the region that month, it was the one in Ethiopia where armies and officials of other ethnic groups in Ethiopia mutinied against the Weyane in Burie region killing about 40 high officials, particularly, from the minority ethnic-apartheid regime of the Weyane. ESAT were cautious not to be caught & swept by the deliberate media hype created by the Western Pseudo-journalist who had totally ignored the real incident in Burie in the same month while making a big mole like, FORTO-2013″ & climbing all over it. 

    Now for AI to pop its ugly head & barking up the wrong tree at the very particular moment in time, when the Weyane is, yet again, intensifying its persecution of Ethiopians to add on the top of the catalogue of its criminal-CV, is a blatant insult to the intelligence of Ethiopians & Eritreans. 
    Just as their powerful protest outside the World Bank HQ in DC, Ethiopians had been camping outside the state department to protest against the propping up of a puppet regime in Ethiopia that continues to persecute the people there.
    Apart from the ethnic cleansing of Amharas in Benishangul & elsewhere, the Afar people had also been pushed out & persecuted from their own homes in their own region that the Weyane itself allocated to it. The people in Arussi, the Anuak genocide victims in Illibabur, the prisons overfilled with innocent Oromos, the Ogadeni people whose villages had been a torched as a result of the Weyane’s scorch-earth policy, women raped in front of their husbands, girls raped in front of their mothers. As well as a year long persecution of the Muslims in Ethiopia whose peaceful demands are, not only, ignored but also the muslims blackmailed by making them cringe using a series of docentaries fabricated by the Weyane. After all, it ain’t only the Amnesty International who has the monopoly over the fabrications of evidences. Right now, almost everywhere in Ethiopia can be likened to war zones, where the Weyane had declared war on its own people. 
    But again, the AI & HRW are nowhere to be seen or heard from, either condemning the Weyane or pressuring the West to stop the financing of the persecution of millions of innocent people in Ethiopia. The AI & HRW ain’t really seen standing for the persecuted as they claim their job is. For obvious reasons, they are also NOT heard standing up to the Western regimes & their institutions that sorts out their pay-cheques at the end of each month.
    But, instead, they are always caught with their pants down,…. fabricating fake stories while, out there, ignoring real stories are pile up begging for their attentions.

    As far as many people in the world are concerned, AI is a discredited organisation that, under the guise of Human Right, does only the bidding of its funders. It’s a tool that serves the interest of the West.         

  10. Again corrocodile tears from Amnesty Internation, this organisation is a tool of neo-colonialist, as in deed what the Eri gov asked them why they speculate? how come they don't come out with concret evidence? because they don't have a shred of evidence to support their corrocodile tears, just reports from hear say and reports from criminals to defame Eritrea.

    Amnesty International you were never there you not any where now either so hands off Eritrea, if you wanted to be considered good doers go and balck mail your supporters.

    down with Amnesty International
    Long Live Eritrea
    Viva HGDEF

  11. Reading all the comments, one starts to wonder if any of you really is worth calling themselves Eritreans! No one questions how the GOE can deny all the allegations from AI, HRW and others AND still fails to provide evidence for the opposite. You all take every info provided by GOE as the absolute truth, has it crossed your mind that there ARE thousands in prison without due process??? What is their story? Why keep so many imprisoned and provide no answer to critics?

    At least the people of Eritrea are showing their agreement with AI and HRW by fleeing in their thousands. That alone should make any patriotic Eritrean ask for answers…

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