Tigrai Online Nov. 29, 2012
Eritreans who live in Europe came to Geneva, Switzerland to demonstrate against the brutal treatment by their own government.
Christian Today reported last week that Eritreans in Egypt are facing eminent danger.”Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that an Eritrean refugee held hostage by Bedouin traffickers for three months has been given five days to raise US$25,000 or face illegal organ harvesting. His case highlights a continuing lack of protection and assistance for refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa, who are routinely abducted and abused by people traffickers in the Sinai Peninsular.
Twenty-two year old Philemon Semere escaped from Eritrea to Ethiopia in 2010, where he sang in the church choir in Adi Harish Refugee Camp. Early in 2012, he travelled to Sudan and was attempting to reach Israel when he was abducted by Rashaida traffickers and taken to one of several torture and extortion facilities in the Sinai. He was beaten and abused regularly and at that time his captors asked him to source US$ 33,000 to ensure his release, or lose a kidney.”
The Eritrean government is the most repressive in the world. Since the EPLF took power in the small Horn of African Nation, the leaders of Eritrea turned against their own people in full force. Eritrean leaders are under constant fear and paranoia. They are scared the Ethiopian government will take military action and remove them from their power. Now the most dangerous threat to the Eritrean leaders seems the people of Eritrea. Eritreans show huge anger and disappointment after the country got it’s independence from their Ethiopian colonizers. The Eritrean leaders fail to transition from a rebel group to government who abide by international rule of law.
Finally the patience of the Eritrean people is running out. There is worldwide movement to remove those leaders who robbed them of their basic human dignity.