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The Case of Nine Filipino Fishermen, and Its Message

Media reports nine Filipino fishermen were arrested by the Eritrean coast guard for fishing in its territorial waters. The Philippine Embassy in Cairo said it will work with the Eritrean government for their “immediate release”.

By Yosief Abraham Z.,

Various Media outlets of Philippines are thundering the case of the 9 Filipino fishermen who are under the control of the Eritrean coast guards. According to Philstar, the nine fishermen came from Saudi Arabia and unwittingly crossed the boundary of the Eritrean Maritime territories. And without denying the incident happened from the fishermen, Philippines government asserts that the government is affirmative for having humanitarian consideration from the Eritrean government, stressing that the Filipino fishermen were “victims of anti-fisher folk policies in their own country.” Continue reading The Case of Nine Filipino Fishermen, and Its Message