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A Norwegian delegation in tour in Eritrea says National Service in Eritrea to be limited to 18 months

Radio Erena: 10 June 2015


A Norwegian delegation in tour in the Eritrean capital of Asmara tells the Eritrean officials that more investigations need to be conducted before deporting those Eritrean immigrants whose asylum applications have been rejected by the Norwegian government.

The delegation, led by the country’s Secretary of Justice – Joran Kallmyr, also says that his team got permission from the Eritrean government to have human rights experts conduct thorough investigation on the country’s reported human rights abuses.

Mr. Kallmyr pointed out that based on his meetings with various Eritrean officials; Eritrea is to return the endless national service program, which has reportedly become the main cause of emigration, to its original 18-month-long national program.


Diaspora tax for Eritreans living in UK investigated by Metropolitan police

Radio Erena: 10 June 2015

Eri Embassy

Police examine claims that embassy in London uses threats and coercion to collect recovery and reconstruction tax that allegedly funds African militants

The Metropolitan police are examining allegations that the Eritrean embassy in London is illegally using a controversial diaspora tax to “punish and control” Eritreans living in the UK, it has emerged.


Tension is high between Eritrean Immigrants in the Ethiopian refugee camp of Htsats and Ethiopians in the area

Radio Erena: 09 June 2015


Tension is high between Eritrean refugees in the Ethiopian refugee camp of Htsats and Ethiopians living in the area after an Ethiopian was found dead in the camp, reported Radio Erena sources.

The victim, who as suspected of infiltrating in to the camp for robbery, was allegedly beaten to death by Eritreans early Saturday morning the 6th of June. The victim was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital.


A documentary film ‘Voyage en Barbarie’ won French’s top journalism award

Radio Erena: 09 June 2015

Report by Amanuel Ghirmai Bahta


‘Voyage en Barbarie’ – a documentary film that portrays the torture and suffering of Eritrean immigrants in the Sinai desert won 2015 Albert Londres Journalism Award.

The film which co-produced by two French journalists – Cécile Allegra and Delphine Deloget, in 2014 narrated in French has gained popularity in France and many other Francophone countries and that it was successful in displaying the pain and suffering inflicted upon Eritrean immigrants by the Bedouins in the Sinai desert as they try to flee their country.


UN accuses Eritrea of crimes against humanity

Radio Erena : 08 June 2017


Eritrea - the home country of many of the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean - has been accused by the UN of human rights violations on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere"

The UN has accused Eritrea of crimes against humanity in a damning report into human rights abuses in the east African nation.

A three-member team of UN-appointed investigators said in a statement the rights violations in the country were occurring on a "scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere", and were forcing 5,000 people a month to escapethe country – despite the army's policy of shooting on sight all those who attempt to flee.


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