Yemane Gebreab the Eritrean Head of Political Affairs and Presidential Adviser detained in U.S.A
Tigrai Online, Oct. 9, 2017
Unconfirmed reports say Yemane Gebreab the Eritrean Head of Political Affairs and Presidential Adviser has been detained in U.S.A
Senior member of the Eritrean government, Mr. Yemane Gebreab who is the head of the PFDJ regime in Eritrea was allegedly arrested in the United States. The news which was originally published by one of the biggest Eritrean opposition website, Asmarino indicated he might have been detained by the police department of Arlington city.
Social media outlets are also reporting the same news. The incident took place in a double Tree Hotel located in DMV Washington DC area.
The Asmarino news says thousands of Eritreans who reside the same city and surrounding cities have been calling the Double Tree Hotel, members of the Arlington city council, the U.S.A State Department and the Arlington city police to inform them about Mr. Yemane and his collogues.
Yemane Gebreab and another minister were supposed to conduct public seminar with members of the Eritrean community there.
We cannot confirm the news independently so far. Some people are saying Yemane and his group might have been removed from the hotel for their own safety. Not long ago Mr. Yemane was reportedly physically roughed up by angry Eritreans in Europe.
The Trump Administration a few weeks ago slapped Eritrea with new sanctions cutting off visas for refusing to take its citizens who are deported from the United States of America. According to recent statements by the State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Asmara, has discontinued the issuance of all B visas for temporary visitors for business or pleasure.
The news reports are not clear yet if the current events are related to the Trump Administration sanctions. One thing is crystal clear the PFDJ Mafia clique who are responsible for the untold suffering of the Eritrean people and destabilizing the region are completely rejected by their own people and the international community.