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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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