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Dutch Court Rules in Favour of YPFDJ Holland

‘He who laughs last laughs longest’

Justice once again triumphed over politically motivated injustice and bias. Congratulations YPFDJ Holland.

BY SERAWR INFORMATION CENTER

The Court of East Brabant ruled that Mayor of Veldhoven Jack Mikkers was wrong to ban the YPFDJ world-wide conference, which was being held in Holland in 2017.

The Mayor took a very aggressive and hostile action on the 650 participants of the conference, who were kicked out from the city – leaving them in harm’s way and great difficulties. Continue reading Dutch Court Rules in Favour of YPFDJ Holland

A Review – Eritrea in 2017 (Part I)

The year 2017 was definitely a year of diplomacy and cooperation for Eritrea. Here are a recap of the headlines on that regards.

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | SHABAIT

What a year it has been for the world and for Eritrea also. The country has gone through a year of challenges and successes. Stronger diplomatic ties have been registered. New economic agreements have been signed. The capital city, Asmara, entered the UNESCO World Heritage list. Financial reform continues and public diplomacy in the diaspora prospers despite the numerous obstacles that the transnational network is facing. Mobilization campaigns keep on. Continue reading A Review – Eritrea in 2017 (Part I)

YPFDJ Holland Claim €180,000 from Veldhoven Municipality: Lawyer

The organisers of the 13th YPFDJ Holland Conference have started to take measures to redress the injustices committed by the Mayor of Veldhoven.

BY MANON VAN DEN DREKEL *

The organizers of the forbidden Eritrean Youth Conference last month wants the costs incurred on the municipality of Veldhoven. That amounts to at least 180,000 euros, declares their lawyer.

The Mayor of Veldhoven cancels the meeting after a disturbance among protesters had taken place around the Koningshof conference center. Continue reading YPFDJ Holland Claim €180,000 from Veldhoven Municipality: Lawyer

Mirjam van Reisen and Martin Plaut: Incubators of Terror

Mirjam Van Reisen and Martin Plaut, the two unsavoury surrogates of violence, have for long been working to see a rampant criminality and violence within Eritrean Diaspora communities. With a veil of journalism and human rights activism, they have been encouraging violence; as such, they are essentially incubators of terror. That is precisely why Eritreans across the board are calling for proactive measures within the bounds of law.

BY HAILEAB LUUL TESFAI

When a highly-motivated group of young Eritreans, organized by YPFDJ were gathering for an annual conference from across Europe with a youthful fervour and a sense of duty to themselves, their respective communities and the motherland, they came across an unpleasant surprise stashed in an Easter basket, not of the M & M chocolate bunny, but of an organized intimidation, packaged with “human rights” glossy wrap, by non-other than Mirjam Van Reisen and Martin Plaut. Continue reading Mirjam van Reisen and Martin Plaut: Incubators of Terror

ኣብ ብርሃን ኮይኑ: ጸልማት ፈጢሩ ዝሕባእ ተጻባኢ: ካብ ዓይኒ ንስሪ ከምልጥ ተኽእሎ የብሉን! (2ይ ክፋል)

“ምክትል ሚኒስተር ክብሮም ዳፍላ ??” ሕጋዊ ተሓታትነትን፥ ምምንዛዕ መንበሪ ወረቐት ስደተኛነትን

ዘርኣይ ሰሎሞን

ጻብኦታት ኣብ ልዕሊ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ክውንንውትን፡ ሃገራዊ ሓርበኛዊ ሉኡላዊ መንነትን፡ ቀጻሊ ኢዩ ዘሎ። ሰንሰለታት ናይ`ቲ ውሽጣውን ግዳማውን ተጻብኦታት ግን፡ ንህዝብን ሃገርን ኤርትራ፡ ካብ`ቲ ክበጽሖ ዝደሊ ሽቶን ዕላማን ክዓግት ዝኽእል፡ ግዙፍ ይኹን ደቂቕ በሕየ ዝብል ረቂቕ ሓይሊ ግን፡ ተሰኒፉ ክርኽሞሽ እንተዘይኮይኑ፡ ስድሪ`ውን ትኹን ነቲ ኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ሓርበኛነት ከዳኽምሲ ይትረፍ፡ ካብ ምረሻ ጉዕዞኡ ከሰናኽል ዝኽእል፡ ናይ ቀረባ ይኹን ናይ ርሑቕ ሓይሊ፡ ነቲ ዛጊት ኪኖ ምብርካኽ ከጋጥሞ ዝኽእል ዘይተርፍ ዕድል፡ ተደቢሩ ስዩም ጥራይ ኢዩ። Continue reading ኣብ ብርሃን ኮይኑ: ጸልማት ፈጢሩ ዝሕባእ ተጻባኢ: ካብ ዓይኒ ንስሪ ከምልጥ ተኽእሎ የብሉን! (2ይ ክፋል)

CECCO Condemns the Actions of the Mayor of Veldhoven

The Coalition of Eritrean Canadian Communities and Organizations (CECCO) strongly believes violation of the rights of Europeans of Eritrean origin is a violation against all Eritreans and minority groups.

BY CECCO

The Coalition of Eritrean Canadian Communities and Organizations (CECCO) condemns the unlawful and politically motivated actions of Mr. Jack Mikkers, Mayor of Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Mr. Mikkers decided to abruptly cancel the 13th European Conference of the Young People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (YPFDJ) on the weekend of the 15th of April 2017. Continue reading CECCO Condemns the Actions of the Mayor of Veldhoven

Statement: 13th YPFDJ Conference in Holland

The unfair and unjust decision by the Dutch Authorities on 13th April 2017 to halt and evacuate the YPFDJ Conference was a stark reminder of the stance taken by the Dutch government itself and European states to victimise Eritreans and reward the violent bullies, just like the non-implementation of the EEBC decision in Den Hague on the 13th April 2002.

BY YPFDJ ORGANISING COMMITTEE

The 13th YPFDJ conference convened on Thursday 13 April 2017 after a full year of preparation and organisation to hold its 13th annual consecutive youth conference in the city of Veldhoven, in the Netherlands.

The conference had workshops designed to help youth discuss and debate European and global issues, learn from each other about their history, heritage and culture, as well as share their professional experiences. Continue reading Statement: 13th YPFDJ Conference in Holland

Reflection on Meseret Bahlbi vs Mirjam van Reisen: A New Platform

Amsterdam court decides Prof. Mirjam van Reisen not guilty of libel and slander for comments she made based on ‘reaserch’. However, all Prof. Reisen‘s research on Eritrea suffers from hindsight mainly because the ethos behind her intellectual judgment drives her to look information that matches her imagination of the Eritrea she wish.

By Temesgen Tesfamariam,

It was last week that I saw the epic court case of Meseret Bahlbi vs Prof. Mirjam van Reisen. It was historic event for it is elevating the global struggle of Eritrean diaspora into a stage never before was imaginable. Its transformational virtue outweighs the immediate value of the verdict.

In light of this, I decided to put effort writing this article because, I, personally believe it requires a special attention not just to mention it as a new event in a long-standing history of diaspora struggle against defamation but for what it means in changing the course of the struggle.

Continue reading Reflection on Meseret Bahlbi vs Mirjam van Reisen: A New Platform