Swedish law firm reports Isaias Afewerki and several ministers to the police for crimes against humanity.
A group of asylum seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, left Israel's Holot detention centre on Friday in a mass act of civil disobedience.
Australia has joined international condemnation of the African nation of Eritrea for alleged human rights violations.
The human rights crisis in Eritrea has been forgotten for too long and the scale of violations is unparalleled, putting the country among the worst human rights situations worldwide.
The UN's Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world's most repressive states.
Only 1 percent of Eritrea’s population have a landline, according to ITU data, and only 5.6 percent have a mobile phone—the lowest share in the world.
A United Nations human rights investigator said Thursday that 4,000 Eritreans desperate to escape its government’s rights abuses are fleeing the country every month — almost double from just a year ago.
Some 4,000 Eritreans flee their country each month because of government repression and military conscription, according to a UN investigator. Many arrived in Italy as boat refugees.
‘Isn’t it an irony? … They want me to confess and say I’m sorry I left the post I was given by the Eritrean government’
Young Eritreans seek to live in “peaceful countries … countries of justice, of work, where one expresses himself loudly, a country where one works and earns,” said the letter, published June 9 on the Diocese of Keren website. Many others were now in the army or prison.
The top three nationalities of the top illegal border crossings into Italy and Malta, according to the European Union border coordination agency Frontex, are Eritrean, Syrian, and Somalian.
Four Eritrean Catholic bishops have published a letter criticising life in the country - a rare move in one of the world's most tightly controlled states.
The men are sick, most sit passively on the floor. Some have moved into the building's metal rafters. They come from most of the countries in Africa; Niger, Eritrea, Gambia and Egypt to name a few.
At least a third of the latest arrivals are Syrians, fleeing that country's civil war. But other significant numbers are coming from Afghanistan and Eritrea.
... Many of those making the dangerous journey come from Eritrea and Somalia.
It is a one-party state with a knack for repression. There are an estimated 10,000 political prisoners filling its jails, according to Amnesty International. There are more journalists in jail in Eritrea than anywhere else in Africa. Reporters Without Borders ranks it last in the world on press freedom, below North Korea.
“The government decided that all players should go on national service, too,”
According to Simon Allison who spoke to Dan Connell, a long time Eritrea security and social issues watcher, about the perils that await Eritrean refugees, and why they are so desperate to leave in the first place.
There is no better symbol of the failure of the Eritrean state than the thousands of refugees who abandon it every week, ...
Many conscripts, including junior officers, have disappeared inside the country or escaped across the border to Sudan and, to a lesser extent, to Ethiopia.
Nairobi — Interior Cabinet eradicate terrorist activities in
2 Investigates recently spoke with the daughters of 59-year-old Meheret Tzegai, a woman they say has been detained in her home country of Eritrea...
An Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman has lashed out at longstanding rival Eritrea, accusing the latter of destabilizing the East Africa region,...
This is the story of Fanus, a survivor and one of thousands of people who flee Eritrea every year in search of asylum -
Leadership of the Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change
Elsa Chyrum, Director of Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE), is starting a hunger strike today ...
One of them was 18-year-old Fanus, travelling with her best friend Kisanet. Like almost every other passenger, they had left Eritrea, fleeing the military dictatorship and forced conscription.
Migrants have been filmed sitting on the axles of lorries in a desperate attempt to enter the UK from Calais.
... This is a trailer for Zed Nelson's film about the survivors, which airs in April as part of Channel 4's Dispatches series
Dedicated refugees are using radio to encourage a fearful local Eritrean community to work for change.
This past Sunday the 9th of March, evangelical Christians from Ethiopia and Eritrea once again united in worship as a rare show of love between two people whose countries are in war footing back home in Africa.
Searches have started in two vast air corridors for missing flight MH370, Malaysia's transport minister has said.
The parliament "made a proposal to the Russian Federation to admit the Republic of Crimea as a new subject with the status of a republic", according to a statement on its website.
A freak rain storm has dumped as much as 1m (3ft) of hail on Asmara, capital of Eritrea, in what appears to be the heaviest rainfall ever recorded there.
Tiegisty Kibrom graduated with distinction in her computer science degree and hoped to open a computer business.
Feruz Werede, Selam Kidane and Meron Estefanos are finding ways of challenging one of the most repressive states in Africa.
The government forced persons to participate in its national service program, often for periods of indefinite duration, and in its citizen militia. The government also severely restricted civil liberties, including freedom of speech, press, assembly, association, and religion.
Every Eritrean in the diaspora must undergo if they want to have any dealings with their home country.
Hundreds of Eritrean refugees have been enslaved in torture camps inSudan and Egypt in the past 10 years, enduring weeks or months of violence and rape and extorted by traffickers often in collusion with state security forces.
They included 47 women, four of them pregnant, and 50 children, all probably from sub-Saharan Africa, the navy said.
Eritrea was the next highest point of origin with 9,834 migrants, official figures showed - an increase of more than 400% over the previous year.
Enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and torture were just a few of the violations Eritrea was accused of during a UN review of its human rights record Monday.
The people detained in the camp (120 refugees) escaped from one of the most terrible and authoritarian regime in the world, described by many organizations as an hell.
"worst of the worst"
list of countries that ranked at the bottom of both the political rights and civil liberties spectrums: Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
An Israeli man has been charged of attempted murder for stabbing a one-year-old Eritrean girl near the entrance to the central bus station in south Tel Aviv.
Hundreds of African women and children marched across the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday to demonstrate outside the offices of the United Nations and the embassy of the United States.
Eritrean asylum seekers who survived disaster at sea only to be held in a reception centre on Lampedusa for more than 100 days have finally left the Italian island, with the UN condemning their extended stay as "not understandable and not acceptable".
Gideon Sa'ar discusses this week’s mass demonstrations by African migrants in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem; accuses outside bodies of initiating protests to pressure state to change "infiltrator law".
'We ask to be treated as human beings' Eritrean refugee tells IBTimes UK
Over 20,000 asylum seekers, mostly from Eritrea, assembled in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square Sunday morning to demand recognition as refugees.
Following an October shipwreck in which 366 Eritrean migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa, Italy launched a special operation combining ships, helicopters and drones to monitor the Mediterranean Sea.
On board were men and women from Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, Zambia and Mali as well as from Pakistan, the navy said.
December 29, 2013 A pilot in the Eritrean military, Habtom Kahsay, has escaped with his bomber in Djibouti and plans who seek political asylum in another country.
The Eritrean Embassy in Israel is advising migrants in Israel how to transfer money back to Eritrea through a bank account in Germany, contrary to Israeli law, which forbids such transfers, a group of Eritrean migrants said at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
Dubai or any other Arabstate would be a nice place for the dictator to exchange notes with his former nemesis, Mengistu, in Zimbabwe and for Eritrea to return from the “cold.”
War-torn East African Eritrea has had its share of violence just like Liberia.
Israeli authorities are effectively detaining hundreds of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers despite an Israeli High Court order for their release, Human Rights Watch said.
With the youth fleeing the nation in mass exodus, Eritrea is at the brink of becoming a failed nation.
On a rainy afternoon in Cairo's al-Azhar Park, a group of 12 Eritrean youth meet to draw pictures of umbrellas under the grey sky.
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