YPFDJ Conference: Expression of Eritrean March to Greatness

YPFDJ Conference - Veldhoven Holland
GET THIS. The march to enlighten and organize the Eritrean youth through YPFDJ conferences will continue!


Eritrea is rich with legacies inherited from the long struggle for independence. One important legacy is the tradition of organizing. Under the umbrella of the struggle for Eritrean independence, for collective good, Eritreans have organized understanding the-role organized-bodies play in furthering their national agendas and causes. And as result, Eritrea achieved monumental achievements in large part by organizing the masses (Hafash).

No matter where Eritreans lived, they understood organizing to be integral part of the revolutionary process. During the struggle, it was part of a core belief system ingrained in the Eritrean psych. This core belief and principled approach to struggle helped Eritrea overcome and grow as one. This belief is buttressed by the slogan,

“The masses must Enlighten, Organize (yi-wedeb), and Arm.”

Educating and organizing the public was priority #1. Since, organizing has become part of the Eritrea DNA. It is the bloodstream of the Eritrean life. It sustains the rich social life Eritreans enjoy everywhere and helps to-glue Eritreans as one while they work for various causes.

The people of Eritrea are very social and the fact that they love to be around each other in good time for joy and in bad times for support keeps their connection intact no matter the circumstances or the challenges. In addition, and particularly after independence, the festival, Sirihit Fenkil, Eritrean Independence celebrations, the traditional religious holidays-that Eritrea celebrates as one are now part of the national routing that bring people together year after year to honor and celebrate everything Eritrea.

Most importantly, June 20, Martyrs Day, is the day that ties all Eritreans as one. Eritreans, no matter where they are, commemorate Martyrs day collectively and in powerful ways.

These gatherings require organization. Relatively, Eritreans are among the most organized communities in the world. Everywhere in the world, Eritreans operate through these organized structures, commonly referred to as Hafash Wudubat or the organized masses, established during the struggle for liberation. They are part of a network to the foundation that guided Eritrea to victory.

Today, it is helping to continue the rich legacy in a path towards the better future of Eritreans all over the world. Simply, organizing is second nature to Eritrean communities worldwide. The worldwide YPFDJ conferences is continuation of a legacy that is deeply rooted in the traditions of the struggle.

The YPFDJ conferences are motivational and inspiring because of the speakers that share emotional uplifting stories based on real life Eritrean experiences. The guest speakers also present views of Eritrea and Eritrean related issues in a way that provides unique perspectives.

For example, last year in Washington DC, the presentation by Ambassador, Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay painted a unique picture. When he spoke of his experiences in Eritrea, he stressed-on the ways he cultivated relationship with the people and how that in turn led to better relations with government because he learned how to relate at the basic human level. He spoke about his experiences with the leaders of Eritrea and President Isaias Afwerki and how it shaped his views about Eritrea. Most importantly, he expressed how that experience shaped the diplomacy he pursued, and as such, the future of South African Eritrea relations which he referred to as ERISA short for Eritrea and South Africa. And importantly, he explained how it shaped the future role of South Africa in the region.

The 13th Y-PFDJ Euro Conference in Veldhoven, Holland
The 13th Y-PFDJ Euro Conference in Veldhoven, Holland

The YPFDJ conferences are one of the most important undertaking the Eritrean communities can engage in. And considering what happened in Holland, it becomes very important to highlight the importance.

I felt that this message is timely when I saw a video of seven older men and one woman making announcement to urge people to help them stop the YPFDJ conference in Holland. I heard them paint Eritrean youth that are due to participate in the YPFDJ conferences in Holland in a horrific light. They claimed that YPFDJ is a group that posed a danger to society. They claimed that the youth are demanding money and threatening people that fail to cooperate. They painted Eritrean youth with a nasty brush uncharacteristic of Eritrean culture.

These folks claimed to be Eritreans and are supposedly fighting against the government they feel denies them rights. In the name of fighting for freedom these people tried to deny the youth that are residents and citizens the right to assemble. They tried to label Eritrean kids (which, according to Eritrean traditional values are their kids) as criminals.

The reality however, the youth that I witnessed participate in these conferences are exemplary in every way possible. They are conscious citizens that want to do good by their communities and their country. They are principled citizens that understand their responsibilities and want to make a difference. Above all, these are brilliant successful youth that want to give back. They are too brilliant to resort to threats and intimidation to extract money from people.

What is ironic is the people that made the libelous accusation don’t look like they have a penny to spare. They don’t appear to be productive working residents. They looked like they are in need of handouts from Eritreans all over. If anything, the Eritrean youth that are participating in the conference can donate to the haggard bunch that made horrendous nonsensical accusations.

These are people with enslaved mentality desperate enough to cuddle in the bosom of racist bigot Mrjam Van Reisen and South African apartheid era apologist Martin Plaut that set-up these imbecile bunch by telling them all kinds of lies about their rights and how the innocent Eritrean youth that congregated for a peaceful conference can pose threat to society.

Reisen campaigned as if she is running for office and schemed to pin one Eritrean against another and unlawfully tried to incite hatred and to spread violence. Van Reisen tried to deny Eritrean residents and citizens the right to assemble in the name of fighting for freedom. Ironically, those that claimed to be fearful of the conference attendees went to where the conference was held and resorted to violence and intimidation.

Eritreans are constantly forced to be sidetracked by events outside their control and as a result, sometimes, forced away from dealing-with and talking about important community related issues. For example, social media was abuzz with barrage of tweets and Facebook feeds that glued people to events that are forced on them. At a time when Eritreans were supposed to focus on campaigning to bring light to injustices about the unfulfilled obligations by EU, AU, US to ensure Ethiopia comply with EEBC, Eritreans were forced to deal with unforeseen events such as the one in Holland.

This piece is an effort to balance our attention, to increase awareness and give equal attention to our issues as a community. Otherwise we will look back and regret what we missed.

Eritrean youth in the Diaspora are important link to Eritrea and the future success of our nation. The youth play indispensable role in furthering Eritrea’s growth by promoting Eritrean cultures, by educating the world about Eritrea and by serving as ambassadors. They promote education, help in the educational endeavors in Eritrea and abroad and, promote business developments inside Eritrea. They help on all facets of the Eritrean life whether it is by teaching or doing community service activities that enrich the life of the people of Eritrea.

Hence, we must understand the value of Eritrean youth, harness their potential and do all we can to enrich the Eritrean life and ensure a bright future. To maximize on this important human resource, we must take concrete steps to ensure the youth are able to take part and play a role. That requires awareness, understanding of the needs and, create the methodology necessary to pursue goals that benefit Eritrean communities.

The Young People’s Front for Justice and Democracy (YPFDJ) is step in that direction. Based on past conference experience; based on the content that are discussed and issues that the conferences address; based on its social implications to our communities; based on the benefits that conference offers to the youth that take part; and for many other advantages the YPFDJ conference is one extremely important event that parents and youth need to consider attending. Here are some of the reasons why:

A) The YPFDJ conference is an opportunity to meet fellow Eritreans youth in the same age bracket, socialize in a controlled environment, establish connection, make friends, build-comradery, network and talk about issues that are important to them. It is also an opportunity for them to work on issues of interests based on their expertise or inclinations. It is time to appreciate Eritrean cultures, share their Eritrean experiences, learn history and catch up on current events from experts. Importantly, they are educated about their cultures, heritage and accorded opportunity to learn real life experiences of fellow Eritreans unfiltered.

These activities and experiences will help enrich their lives with immeasurable benefits. It will help them to become focused and gear toward purpose-filled life that benefit their communities and by default, their lives.

Every parent must ask, what is the alternative? The alternative is drugs, identity crisis, purposeless life, alienation and many other issues that can hinder fulfilled life.

The YPFDJ conference is full of exciting events. What makes it special and exciting is the fact that all the participants take part in the activities. In the US, they are grouped by cities and the states they come from and, get up-on stage to perform cultural dances while dressed in authentic traditional outfits that represent the various ethnic groups of Eritrea. They sing, read inspirational poems and act to express their collective experiences.

B) It is an opportunity to learn about Eritrea’s political, diplomatic, economic, geopolitical and related subjects from experts on the field. Last year, DC organizers brought diverse line of speakers. The lineup included speakers from Eritrea Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael, Chairperson of NUEW, Mr. Saleh Ahmedin, Chairman of NUEYS, Ambassador Biniam Berhe Deputy Chief of the Eritrean Mission at the AU, Hizbawi Mengisteab Director of the PFDJ Economic Affairs. Nebil Said First Secretary of Eritrea Mission at the UN, former South African Ambassador to Eritrea Iqbal Jhazbhay, UNDP Eritrea Knut Felberg, Professor Dr. Ghidewon Abay Asmerom and the most moving speaker was Author of Adgeta, former Tegadalit Yordanos Tekle who gave incredible account of her life as a woman fighter for the liberation of Eritrea and many more. This year, in Holland, Mr. Yemane Ghbreab is the keynote speaker.

C) The YPFDJ Conference is a career building, career enhancing and networking opportunity. Eritrean families have done a wonderful job raising brilliant kids. The YPFDJ alumni is full of movers and shakers in various fields that are eager to pass-on valuable life experiences to fellow Eritrean youth. Hence, the conference is opportunity for Eritrean youth build each other up.

The conference accords Eritreans youth opportunity to know each other, to make friends and ultimately work as one for all.

D) Most importantly it is an opportunity, in fact, the only opportunity Eritrean youth have, to continue the legacy of our struggle and to make it theirs while helping to establish strong, united and vibrant society. These can only be achieved by commitment to serve each other. By educating youth that understand struggle and are able to overcome challenges.

The 13th Y-PFDJ Euro Conference in Veldhoven, Holland
The 13th Y-PFDJ Euro Conference in Veldhoven, Holland

The Camel is Marching

The whole idea behind all the raucous in Holland was to disrupt the conference. The question one must ask is why did they want to disrupt peaceful congregation; why did they campaign to stop a conference that has no history of mischief, a conference that poses no threat to society? Why did they try to stop the youth by sacrificing a principle that is supposed to be sacrosanct to western societies, the right to lawfully assemble?

The reality is that they have no principles. They claim to be justice oriented. They claim to be champions of human rights, champions of freedom of press, and champions of rights of citizens to assemble. The reality however, they are threatened by these principles as exposed in Holland.

It is inconceivable in a supposedly civilized society, to stop a peaceful gathering because hooligans threatened violence, unlawfully demonstrated, and attacked innocent participants of a lawfully reserved conference.

The Mayor of Veldhoven, Jack Mikkers, must answer to the people of Holland why he failed to protect a peaceful gathering? Will he stop future gathering of Dutch residents because hooligans threatened to disrupt it illegally? Was it race motivated because the attendees were blacks? Would this have happened if this was a group from America?

What they failed to realize is that it is impossible to stop the Eritrean mind. You can physically block a building but you can’t stop the Eritrea desire and will to come together. When Eritrea was colonized, Eritreans found open places to gather everywhere. In other words, there is nothing anyone can do to stop the march. Their efforts are in vein.


The Young People’s Front for Justice and Democracy (YPFDJ) is part and parcel of the Eritrean way of life. It is an important legacy that will endure no matter what. It is one part of the puzzle that glues Eritrea as one. The enemies aim to see YPFDJ weakened, undermined, vilified and eventually render it ineffective. But that is a hollow dream because they don’t have the power to kill a mindset. They don’t have the power to stop Eritrean will and can-do spirit. They don’t have the ability to stop Eritrea from marching. They don’t have a chance to see their sinister agendas come to fruition because the people of Eritrea know what it means to be Enlightened and Organized.

So, the march continues, in their Honor, for their Honor.

Wetru Awet-N- Hafash
Zel-Alemawi Zikrin Kibrin N’Suwuatna-

61 thoughts on “YPFDJ Conference: Expression of Eritrean March to Greatness

  1. Falling on their f*cking swords. Errand boys of Kibrom Dafla and Mirjam van Reisen have been instructed to disrupt the peaceful and legal YPFDJ conference. But why the threat to kill? Who is behind this hate crime? Evidence gathering continues to initiate a legal process to toast those behind these savage project. Stay tuned.


      1. LOL, 30 people threatening 600 people!
        … Only possible while being protected by police.
        If there were no police around, they won’t even come to disturb.
        It seems they have become Holland Homies that are accustomed to getting Jailed regularly.

        1. Hi, B.Adal….the love of the country and people have brought me back. I swore not to come back to this site, but here I am breaking my own oath…….

          This Holland thing….
          It seems to me that all this happened to create a perception in the west of Eritreans as divided people (pro and con of GOE ) and to make it seem in the media that the gap/division is serious. It was pure fake PR stunt. What was the public relation response of YPFDJ to the western/Holland public?

          1. Eritrawi Nebsi, glad to read your comments. I agree with you too, what is holding all of us here in TN is the love of Eritrea and Eritreans. It is not easy to read/write and argue with low IQ woyanes and our “opposition”, especially having full time school and full time work. But then you imagine the hard work and dedication of TN, even more the sacrifice of Warsay, even more the double sacrifice of our freedom fighters who have dedicated all their life for us. That is what makes us stick and contribute with whatever we can. Please, it is ok to take a break, but never say never. We need you and your Eritrawi-net.

            Back to the subject …
            Whether it is in Holland or in USA, we have seen the so called opposition. When President Isaias Afeworki came to NY, thousands of Eritreans (I was there) came to see/listen/chat with him. How many from the “opposition” were making noise in NY? Less than 100 !!!
            The same picture was observed in Holland, where over 600 Eritreans (mostly with European citizenship) were peacefully gathering until about 30 House Negros lead by their master, an Old White women. So the point these idiots miss to understand is: If they truly understand democracy, they are out-numbered by the majority who are supporters of the government.

            Most importantly: Majority of the YPFDJ participants in Holland were born in Europe, which means they have European citizenship. Regardless of existence of freedom of speech in Eritrea has nothing to do with their freedom of speech in Holland.

          2. Thanks brother. Rest assured brother our Eritrawi-net is imprinted in our DNA. Nothing in this world will change that. However, I wish Eritreans in the states could collaborate in business and other staff. The American Jewish could be a role model.

          3. “However, I wish Eritreans in the states could collaborate in business and other staff.”
            I totally agree with you. We have the numbers, we have the skill and we have the $$.
            What is needed is leadership who could steer us a bit away from politics in to economics.

    1. the mayor has to resign for igniting violence on peace abiding citizens. As for Mirjiam she is an obsessive-compulsive disorder person that she will end up killing herself.

      1. Not only to resign but to be responsible for any damage or casualties to the invited people and property. YPFDJ in EU you have nothing to scare to ask for compensation as law abiding citzens. Together you can put this matter to rest. 600 +++ people can demand justice as one people.

        1. Don’t be wrong sister…..if you really have feelings…..go back to your country and write out “FIRE” or resign if anyone goes against the majority…..let’s not try to teach others on how to handle for a peace abiding citizens……The very government you support….is going against his own citizens….it would be acceptable and good to comment on others when you become an example for respecting and abiding by the rule of law…..we come from a country….with no written law…..and so how can talk about then such law or against a law……please….let’s realize what s going wrong with us? self check and re-check….ourselves…..please don’t play holy!

      2. Don’t be wrong sister…..if you really have feelings…..go back to your country and write out “FIRE” or resign if anyone goes against the majority…..let’s not try to teach others on how to handle for a peace abiding citizens……The very government you support….is going against his own citizens….it would be acceptable and good to comment on others when you become an example for respecting and abiding by the rule of law…..we come from a country….with no written law…..and so how can talk about then such law or against a law……please….let’s realize what s going wrong with us? self check and re-check….ourselves…..

        1. “is going against his own citizens” where and how? Our gov’t is trying its best to supplement the basic things. Don’t be echo please try to know your country progress well!

          1. What s the point of progress after you sent away all the youths? Listen Sara….Old generations pass and produce new young blood! Where is the young blood? At least the government should have worked on giving chances to youths. You know….that s Africa;s nature….once they are in power ……they want to stay in their seat until they die…..Look Sara sweet…..if you are in a developed country….learn how they obey the constitutions (law of the land)….but our dear president undermined….the already ratified constitution……publicly…by saying it is dead!…..Do realize for once please…..dont tell me we aren’t the same as the developed countries ……we are, Eritrean people knew way in the 40’s about parties….and rule of law…..

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      Kibrom Dafla is dumb and simply shooting himself in the foot. Otherwise, he wouldn’t make a self defeating public statement like this one and expose the Dutch authorities and media affiliates who have collaborated with him in the flagrant violation of the rights of 600+ European citizens of Eritrean heritage.

      “እቲ ምምሕዳር ከተማን ማእኸላይ መንግስትን ሆላንድ ናትና ተቓውሞ ይጽበ ኣሎ። ነቲ ኣኼባ ክዓጽዎ ናትና ተቓውሞ ይጽበ ኣሎ። ጋዜጣን ሜድያን ኩሎም ኣብኡ ፈሲሶም ኣለዉ። እዚ ከምልጠና ዘይብሉ ታሪኻዊ ዕድል እዩ። ”

      What evidence do one need than Dafla’s written confession that the decision to suspend the YPFDJ conference was premeditated and politically motivated?

  2. TN, can you add -N’suwuatna- att THE END of the article. It isn’t there, after, zel-alemawi zikrin, kibrin. Tnx

  3. The government has failed the Eritrean people. The government lost support of Eritreans inside and those who left the country. What we witness now the government going after those young innocents born abroad. The very worrying is that the government knows these youths are useless and can’t take them anywhere but they are trying to use them to show for the world that they have popular support even from those living abroad. What a failed attempt!
    Ask real questions:
    1. Why no report on Gold revenues to the public?
    2. Why no constitution( Rule of Law means transparency and accountability)? But the government doesn’t want to be accountable
    3. For how long is going to continue fooling your very own people “We are still under war footings?” Changes could have been done even under the worst situation…
    4. “AMANUEL BIEDEMARIAM” u r educated and you understand the real suffering of the people…..why you are still a scapegoat of the guilty
    5. A government who can’t even provide bread for his own people(loves to see his people suffer…..) The government deliberately making things miserable….so people only worry about food….water and electric….? How can revolt when you are still hungry?

    1. Don’t try to confuse the issue, this has to do with over 600 low abiding Eritreans wanting to have a conference; It has nothing to do with what kind of government Eritrea has. What you should understand is, If you are for democracy, then you should support the over 600 Eritreans who want to exercise their freedom of speech in Holland. And Yes, they have their right to support PFDJ.

      1. Practice freedom of speech first in your OWN country and then you can blame other countries for not respecting freedom of speech. Let’s try be holy! My dear friend…..The reason I’m objecting meetings and the supporters is only to make them understand…..people inside the country suffering….let’s ask real questions rather than saying Holland didnt respect our freedom of speech. Let us all try to teach….our leaders by becoming one hand and rejecting them. I share this with you in a friendly manner…..inside Eritrea the government does whatever he likes but the people suffers that the truth….there s a quote please digest it “When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny”…..

        1. Simon, what is your “My dear friend” coming from?
          How can you call me a Dear Friend when your friends are the 30 Hooligans that beat Eritrean Mothers and children in Holland? I had Ethiopian friends who did not agree with me of Eritrean independence from Ethiopia. I have friends that do not agree with me in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. I can’t have a dear friend who supports “Eritreans” that beat Eritrean Mothers in the name of opposing Eritrean government. If you want me to be your dear friend, condemn the actions of the people you supported in Holland.

          Back to Holland: No one from our side is claiming there is 100% democracy and freedom of speech in Eritrea. Even PFDJ leaders never claim to say it. It is work in progress. We may disagree on how much democracy and freedom of speech Eritrea has, but we should not disagree on how much western governments (especially counties like Holland) brag being champions of democracy and look down on others (like Eritrea) when they think others have lesser or no democracy. However, Eritrean government should not be in the picture.

          The majority of the YPFDJ who were participating in Holland were born and raised in Europe with full European citizenship. Furthermore, let us assume they are happy with the government in their parent’s home land, Eritrea.
          Q1. Should they be allowed to peacefully gather with their compatriots to learn and have fun, like is done by many other ethnic groups in Europe?
          Q2. First/second generation Eritreans who live in Europe and happen to disagree with the governance in Eritrea, should they be able to peacefully gather and discuss prevailing conditions in their ancestral home and even condemn Eritrean government?
          Q3. Assume! your Mother is a bad cook, should your children be condemned with bad meal, even though your wife is a great cook, just because your children love their Grandmother, who is your Mother?

          P.S. I would love to see a Creative, Constructive and Capable Eritrean Real Opposition, until then don’t hate me for loving Eritrean government, after all, they are the leaders we have independent Eritrea.

          1. I called Dear friend…’cos you r my brother……we have a country that makes us friends…brothers….
            if you are pin point blames …..I have a lot to blame the YPFDJ? But I don’t talk shit ….if you are for real….think of those who are suffering daily inside the country…..I dont worry for those who live far from Eritrea…..Mind you I know you live somewhere in Europe or for sure outside Eritrea….have you ever worried what to eat…to drink? Eritreans….though we have two ports….No electricity….no enough water….no enough food…..what do you think of these when people who work and live there can’t afford for the day to day food. … go the national service who are being paid 250nkf…..or even 1000nkf what would you have done with that money…..if you were in there? Look B.Adal….worry about those who live inside not about those YPFDJ….they are simply distractions……Even the government is going after them….after losing support from the majority( Those who defended the country and left…..BE WISE MY FRIEND!

    2. Don’t include us Simon. Say about yourself. You have no idea about the support..you have no right to talk about YPFDJ. You said they aren’t useful. How about you? ??. Why don’t let them to have the party or meeting then? US you know the silent support of majority people are waching you guys ? But one day …..

      1. Yes, I can say it again my dear friend. There s a difference between those who are born grew up here and the one who suffered! Why is everybody leaving the country? Thers s this one thing ” if someone says ur head has moved out….tell him u r crazy but if two people say ur head has moved out…better check ur head. What Im saying is simple lets teach the government to do self check! if every born is leaving the country…..the government has to change the way they play…..look we r in the 21st century…..you can’t control this generation’s youth by force when technology advances are in the palm of your hand……so please……let’s not play holy….and blame for the Holland government for not respecting freedom of speech!

        1. You said … “Why is everybody leaving the country?”
          If the ones who left, did so because they luck democracy in Eritrea, how come they did not join your Dear Friends (aka followers of the old white women) in Holland?
          Why do we always see/hear/read more from PFDJ supporters than Haters?

  4. With risk of getting people mad, I must say this. Alot of them who often protest is due to them thinking that this will increase their chances of getting asylum. Once they have received it, they often actually join the party associated with shaebia. With that being said, the assholes that hit YPFDJ members, taunted, insulted etc. during the conference in Holland deserves to be thrown into jail or at least a fine. It is unacceptable to do what they did. I don’t understand why they demonstrate?? They’re just being retarded..

  5. What message sends this to the Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalis? What the mayor and Mrjam Van Reisen are saying is that: If you want to stop your opponents from having democratic meetings, all you have to do is throw rocks or beat the participants and the day after you will be released from jail. Is that how it’s done in a democratic society? Apparently it so as Mrjam Van Reisen and mayor. All this means that the next time weyane arranges its anti-democratic meetings; then Ethiopians, Somalis and Eritreans has the right to throw stones and attack the meeting participant to dissolve their meetings. Is that what democracy is about? Or democracy (fakeracy) is selective in the west?

    1. The same double standards applies to you too! Freedom of expresssion in Holland for YPDFJ but shut it down in Eritrea? You guys have zero moral grounds to talk about freedom of expression. Sure go ahead and delete this message as you used too and proof your support of “freedom of expression”!

        1. You and the rest of the guilt conscious off-positions are missing the main argument here. I’m repeating myself to make our stand very clear.

          The iris of the argument here is not about PFDJ claiming any rights for the over 600 abused European citizens of Eritrean heritage. Not at all. The fact of the matter is :

          – Almost all of the conference participants are European citizens, coming from allover Europe. They are European citizens first and Eritreans second.

          – They live in Europe, not in Eritrea.

          – They have equal rights as the Dutch mayor who authorized the cancellation of the conference. Those rights should be respected and protected by any authority with out any qualification of their heritage!

          – What transpired in Holland was a flagrant violation of this basic European rights based on misguided political decisions.

          – What makes the rest of us Eritreans furious is its biased, selective and premeditated nature. You can not deny the rights of over 600 European citizens of Eritrean heritage because of some socially unacceptable “refugees” (majority of Dutch people hates refugees) and regime change ‘activists’ threatened to kill these European citizen conferees. No dummy. That’s is criminal.

          – The main issue here is not whether PFDJ is holy or evil. It is the systematic and selective violation of the rights of European citizens because of their Eritrean heritage. That is unacceptable and we won’t rest till this case settled in the court of law. Period.

          1. But my issue is about those so called opposition mentality and false believe that they can and have power to stop assembly or party by using force. That is against law. Secondly who benefited from this distraction? YPFDJ gained more support and experience to the next meeting. So the opposition lost finally. Becouse the YPFDJ won by not baking down to the challenge and fight with high moral. YPFDJ power is a real and proved to be just that.

          2. Majority of Dutch people hates refugees? Come again? Are you living in NL or some other country in Europe if I may ask? You have no idea about Dutch society and the view people have here. Dutch society has welcomed thousands of Eritreans who were tired of living in a third world society where basic infrastructure like good roads, electricity and sanitation are not commonplace. Perhaps you should show some gratitude to Dutch society that has welcomed your people and gave them the full rights they don’t have in Eritrea. And by the way good luck with your court case. We all know how well the rights of individuals are protected in Eritrean courts don’t we?

          3. I don’t live in the Netherlands and I’m glad for that. But unlike you, I almost read every Eritrea related Dutch online publications on a daily basis and most importantly the public opinions through the “comment sections”.

            If you are willing to spend 5 minutes of your time and read translated versions of these comments and opinions, you may not miss my point. Their perception towards refugees and asylum seekers – specially from Africa, is of hate nature. Probably 2% of the comments may speak something in favor. I normally am very careful speaking in general terms unless I’m +90% certain. If you think otherwise, try me.

      1. Do you support the so called opposition (followers of old white women) violent way of disrupting YPFDJ’s conference? Do you think this violent way will help bring your kind of democracy in Eritrea?
        What is wrong with each side (supporters and opposition) having their conferences without interfering on each other? I understand you are against the rule of PFDJ, and every PFDJ supporter is not interfering in our wishes. Why do you have to interfer on people like myself who want to support PFDJ?

      2. “Freedom of expression in Holland for YPDFJ”

        You are absolutely wrong. The freedom of expression is not for PFDJ but for European citizens of Eritrean heritage. You don’t get it, do you?

        1. Let’s for the sake of the arguments say that what the mayor in Holland did was wrong, would you say the same about what HGDEF doing to our youth at home is wrong too (no freedom of expression or gathering)? Or the youth abroad shall have more rights than our youth at home in their own country? You lose your moral grounds when you at one hand argue for Eritrean youth in Holland to gather and express their mind freely at the same time you support a government who deny the same rights to Eritrean youth at home!!! Let’s be honest this wasn’t a social gathering, it was a political meeting led by Yemane Monkey himself and of course it is funded and organised by PFDJ!!!

      3. First of all come up with your real name. Don’t try to steal my name. I am the original tekle here. Second why are you guys trying to get our approval everytime you guys did crazy and childish act. You do not owe us no explanation here. If you feel your deed is just then shut up and live it up it. You do not owe us any explanation here. Don’t worry if you break the law we don’t talk to you and win you in this site but through the justice system. You keep your freedom of expression explanation to yourself. We don’t need you to educate us how thing should be. So just live you life to yourself. If you feel gother in the name of freedon expression please go ahead do that every single day. I care less you express you cry or your baby feeling, but if you stop me from what i want to do, we will me at the justce system.

      4. It has been 8 hours and your comment is still available in TN.
        You know what that means?
        (A) You have better freedom of expression in TN than in Holland.
        (B) Your comments are stupid and TN wants to show it for everyone to see.
        (C) Both A and B

  6. It is really shameful and disgraceful when it exists the rule of jungle in the center of Europe,when it think as a normal citizen the barden and the garbage of our country is clean and now they are the same garbage in Europe .They don’nt know even what a democracy means they misused and abused because they know the prison is come and out .This hiden agenda backs to the illegal und unjustice sanction and they are the tools.Every body knows that half of them are woyane products their sickness is still big Tigray but at last will be mini Tigray because they are arrogants. Happy Eastern ,Victory to the Mass of Eritrea ,stay unit as always !!

  7. Amanuel ant-truth,
    Years ago you boambarded us with empty bravado when the regime announced it will start drafting new constitution. We haven’t heard anything about it for 3 or 4 years now. Why don’t you update us about it? Remember, you brought this unto yourself. We have a nice Tigrigna saying to describe your behavior: ra’ayuni kitibl tseniHas Hib’uni.

      1. This is what you emotionally wrote some 3 years ago. I am asking you where the damn drafting process disappeared to. You can’t hide from public eye.

        “By Amanuel Biedemariam,

        WITH one sentence, “I would thus like to announce on this occasion that a constitution drafting process will be launched in order to chart out the political road map for the future governmental structure,” His Excellency President Isaias Afwerki changed the tone, cleared the deck-clean-to-start-fresh and announced to the world that Eritrea will chart her destiny for the people and by the people.”

        1. You seem unable to contribute to today’s discussion regarding YPFDJ Conference and the terrorist behavior of House Negros of the White Old Lady.

      2. Dont you see the irony of your arguments? At one point you are supporting the right of people to gather freely and express their opinoin in other countries (YPFDJ in Holland) but at the same time you and the govermnet your support in Eritrea is not allowing its own people the same right? So you have zero moral ground to argue on this matter!!!!!!!!

        1. When in Rome march like the Roman, but when in Paris speak like Parisian
          Or has that now been WhiteWashed to suit your white Master?

          Roman 13

        2. What are you (tekle)saying? no one asking to Holland or to the fake meyor to give any special treatment to YPFDJ.But as EU citzens those people are the right to hold meeting and partying event any time and place as long as peaceful. Go do meeting with the so called opposition but we are not coming to distruct you. Did you got it? I don’t think so.

      3. Practice freedom of speech first in your OWN country and then you can blame other countries for not respecting freedom of speech. Let’s not try to be holy! My dear friend…..The reason I’m objecting meetings and the supporters is only to make them understand…..people inside the country suffering….let’s ask real questions rather than saying Holland didnt respect our freedom of speech. Let us all try to teach….our leaders by becoming one hand and rejecting them. I share this with you in a friendly manner…..inside Eritrea the government does whatever he likes but the people suffers that the truth….there s a quote please digest it
        “When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny”…..

    1. Please don’t fool yourself.
      Amanuel Biedemariam is a classy Eritrean who has a great mind of his own. You should worry for those mindless Eritreans with a slave mentality worshiping the mind of an Old White Women.

    2. Ygermyu please respect the people and different idea or don’t participate in the discussion. The article is nothing to do with eritrean constitution. We are talking about EU citzens right and responsibilities. Not eritrean. Eritreans constitution will work in eritrea. Holland constitution works only in Holland. I am thankful to God erittrean constitution is late and not drafted. Becouse we are learning the negative and posetive impact of copy and paste constitution in 3Rd world. Constitution is a tool not intelligence by it self. People have to be thought and educated before constitution can work peacefully. The irony many peaple who live in western country not fully learned or respect different ideas but they are barking about constitution.

  8. Deki Halal Meriet, Here are the young Eritrean sons and daughters defending Eritrea with flying colors from all over the world. Here are the Eritrean sons and daughters defending Eritrea while the “toothless barking dogs” bark from the streets/

    Stay on course DEki Halal Meriet, it shall not be long before you see the “dogs” head to their cage.

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