Category Archives: Eritrea

Europe failed to act on the warning signs of a tragedy in the Mediterranean

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights at Amnesty International Before the two shipwrecks that came to light yesterday,1,800 people were believed to have died or gone missing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this … Continue reading

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20 years of independence but still no freedom

by Claire Beston, Amnesty International’s Eritrea Researcher Today – 24 May – is Eritrean Independence Day, marking a victory won at the cost of many lives and sacrifices. But now, 20 years on, many of the architects of independence languish … Continue reading

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“I want my country back”

A young woman from Eritrea describes how her country’s joy of independence was smothered by a political stranglehold that is still keeping thousands of people locked up. “We are moving back to our home country, it’s a beautiful place – … Continue reading

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