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EU Parliament ‘Demands’ Release of Dawit Isaak

European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the release of Dawit Isaak.
The European Parliament today passed a resolution calling for the immediate release of Dawit Isaak.

BY RADIO SWEDEN

Based on requests made by the Swedish government, the European Parliament on Thursday voted through a resolution calling for the immediate release of Dawit Isaak, the Swedish journalist who has been imprisoned without trial in Eritrea for more than 15 years. Continue reading EU Parliament ‘Demands’ Release of Dawit Isaak

Ethiopia Arrested over 11,000 Since State of Emergency Declared

Inquiry Board established to look into the conduct of the marshal law in Ethiopia revealed that 11, 607 people were detained in several facilities.

Giant Prison. The State of Emergency Inquiry Board of Ethiopia announced that 11, 607 people had been detained following the violence occurred in various parts of the country. Opposition members disputes the figure.

By ESAT News,

A board entrusted with overseeing the martial law declared by the repressive regime in Ethiopia says over 11,000 people were arrested since the state of emergency was declared in early October, according to the state media.

But opposition political parties say the figure is much higher than what the government bodies report. Dr. Merara Gudina, who gave his testimony at the European parliament on Wednesday put the number of arrested at 60,000. Continue reading Ethiopia Arrested over 11,000 Since State of Emergency Declared

Ethiopian Opposition Briefs Members of EU Parliament

Chairman of Patriotic Ginbot 7, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, and Rio Olympic medalist hearing at the European Parliament.

European Parliament hearing on the human rights situation in Ethiopia

By ESAT News,

Ethiopian opposition party representatives and marathon star Feyissa Lelisa on Wednesday briefed members of the European Parliament on the crises in Ethiopia urging EU member states to stop financing a brutal regime in Ethiopia.

The delegation includes Prof. Berhnu Nega, Chairman of Patriotic Ginbot 7, Merara Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, as well as Feyisa Lilesa, Rio Olympic silver medalist known worldwide for showing a protest gesture at the Olympic. Continue reading Ethiopian Opposition Briefs Members of EU Parliament

EU Parliament Resolution On Eritrea: Misinformation or Political Bias?

Partisan politics does not give the EU Parliament a carte blanche to sully Eritrea and its people. Eritrea remains engaged in constructive dialogue with the European Union.

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

The European Parliament’s resolution on Eritrea (2016/25999(RSP)) is appalling for its gratuitous, and grossly distorted, depiction of facts and events in the country. It is indeed a sad sign of our times that an august body with that stature can so casually ignore minimum standards and norms of objectivity and civility to freely insult a small foreign people and country.

The operating paragraphs in the preamble to the EU Parliament resolution represent a catalogue of all the invective peddled against Eritrea by “regime-change” elements and other detractors who have long harboured malice against the independence and sovereignty of the country. Continue reading EU Parliament Resolution On Eritrea: Misinformation or Political Bias?

EU Parliament called for International Cooperation to Fight Human Trafficking

Eritrea continuously called for the UN to launch an independent investigation on Human Trafficking against Eritreans so as to bring to justice to those culpable parties. EU MEPs need to endorse that call to bring such crimes on Eritreans to an end.

By TesfaNews,

The European Parliament today passed a resolution calling for coordinated regional action to tackle human trafficking in Sinai.

Parliament states its “deep concern” regarding the reported cases of human trafficking in Sinai and “condemns the terrible abuses to which the victims are subjected”.  Continue reading EU Parliament called for International Cooperation to Fight Human Trafficking