A brand new, anti-Eritrea Parliamentary grouping called The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eritrea has been launched yesterday (9 March) following months of intense campaigns, blackmailing and arm twisting by a group called Eritrea Focus, an association of all Eritrea regime change advocate NGOs, human rights organizations, exile and refugee groups and individuals.
According to the statement released by the Group, the purpose of forming such a stand alone, new anti-Eritrea advocacy group in a Parliamentary level on Eritrea, within the UK House of Lords, is in a response to the lack of awareness and high-level debates on the worsening situation in the country.
But what are these ‘worsening situations’ in the country that warrants the concern of some Parliamentarians in the UK House of Lords? Why is Eritrea getting so much attention around European Parliamentarians and what are their motives? What if their ‘concern’ has nothing to do with democracy or human rights in Eritrea?
Well, the answer for these questions squarely rests on a certain leaked 2011 Amnesty International secret internal memo that details a plan on how to instigate regime change in Eritrea using the ‘reasonable‘ amount of grants they received with Human Rights Watch (HRW) from the U.S. State Department, and by extension from the then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. (See the copy of the memo below) Continue reading New Anti-Eritrea Parliamentary Group Formed