Filipino fishermen based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA have been warned against crossing into Eritrean waters, and becoming victims of piracy and detention.
The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists distressed migrant workers, issued the warning while welcoming home nine Filipino fishermen who were deported by the government of Eritrea after they were caught fishing illegally in their territorial seas, reported Manila Bulletin.
The nine Filipino fishermen who had been detained for nine months on grounds of illegally entering into Eritrean waters finally got their freedom and arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday (19).
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→