Tag Archive | Asylum

Official trip finds few rights improvements in Eritrea

  Eritrea’s human rights situation has long been a source of contention. Eritreans gathered in Geneva last year to protest the country’s human rights review, which they consider to have been falsified. (Keystone) Following a fact-finding mission to Eritrea, Swiss authorities have determined that the human rights situation has not improved for the thousands of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Regional Issues0 Comments

Eritrea conscription still indefinite, says Amnesty

From BBC Image captionMany Eritreans, including unaccompanied children, first flee over the border to Ethiopia Conscription in Eritrea continues to be indefinite despite the government saying last year it would be limited to 18 months, Amnesty International says. The compulsory service, which often lasts decades, is the main reason cited by those who flee the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

Britain refusing asylum to Eritreans on back of discredited report

From The Guardian Danish researchers have condemned conclusions published by Denmark’s immigration service that conditions in east African country are safe for deportees The researchers behind a report on Eritrea which the Home Office cited heavily when claiming it was now safe to send Eritrean asylum seekers back to the east African country have publicly […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments

From RFI: Rights groups fear EU policy shift on Eritrea

  By Michel Arseneault Academics and rights activists fear a rapprochement between the European Union and Eritrea, warning that EU policy-makers are making light of the Horn of Africa country’s dismal rights record in their bid to reduce the number of Eritreans who are ready to risk their lives at sea on their way to […]

Read the full story

Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Politics and Security, Regional Issues0 Comments


Twitter @Strathinknet

  • Are you serious? Focus on your own country. #Tigray will choose its own leadership just like Eritrea chose Presiden… https://t.co/yVTkgAzjMV
    about 7 days ago
  • Question: Why are so many Eritreans crossing the border into Ethiopia and staying? https://t.co/JL7b2fzJhn
    about 7 days ago
  • Why the strongest attack against the people of #Tigray? Why the attacks against the #TPLF? @rene_renelefort… https://t.co/CG3nNHhrje
    about 1 week ago
  • What about indefinite service? What about unpaid labor in mines such as @Nevsun? Is this the national service model… https://t.co/8itvrPG6qh
    about 1 week ago
  • RT @wdavison10: Very frank interview with Debretsion. Good job @GetachewSS Pleasing to see Ethiopian politicians speaking more openly and…
    about 1 week ago
  • Are you serious? Focus on your own country. #Tigray will choose its own leadership just like Eritrea chose Presiden… https://t.co/yVTkgAzjMV
    about 7 days ago