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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.


2 Eritreans killed and 86 kidnapped by ISIS in Libya

Radio Erena: 05 June 2015


The Islamic State (Isis) has kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees in Libya, according to a Swedish-Eritrean activist.

Meron Estefanos, human rights activist and co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees in Stockholm, told IBTimes UK that the Eritrean refugees, including 12 women and children, were abducted two days ago (3 June) as they were travelling to Tripoli.


Gunmen attack, kidnap Eritrean asylum seekers in Sudan: UN

Radio Erena: 05 June 2015


The United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked a group of Eritrean asylum seekers in the eastern part of Sudan, kidnapping 14 of them.

On Thursday, the spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Nicolas Brass, said based on the information provided by Sudanese authorities, a lorry of the Sudanese Commission of Refugees, which was taking 49 people to the Shagarab refugee camp, was targeted by the gunmen who were on a pickup truck.


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