Asylum Seekers Protest in Israel, Demand EU Try Eritrean Leaders for War Crimes

Some 2,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea protested Tuesday in Israel, demanding the European Union moves to try senior members of the Eritrean government for crimes against humanity. Rallying outside the EU's representative office in Ramat Gan,

Some 2,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea protested Tuesday in Israel, demanding the European Union moves to try senior members of the Eritrean government for crimes against humanity.
Rallying outside the EU’s representative office in Ramat Gan, they called for the EU to adopt a recent UN report which recommends brining members of their belligerent government before the International Court of Justice. The protest was held against the backdrop of Europe’s decision to give Eritrea economic support, with the goal of preventing African refugees from arriving in Europe.
Protesters arrived on 22 buses from Israel’s Holot detention center, where asylum seekers and migrants denied residence visas are held without trial.

Signs carried by demonstrators bore photographs of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki  and slogans demanding that he face the World Court in the Hague. “The game is over,” the protesters changed. “twenty-five years of crimes against humanity and Eritrea,” “Stop the slavery in Eritrea.”
A letter to the EU was also read aloud: “We stand here today to say our thanks to the UN investigation commission. Two weeks ago their experts said that they estimate there are about 400,000 enslaved people in Eritrea. We believe the international community including the European Union in particular are interested in resolving the problem in a way that will work for everyone,” it said.
“We hope the UN investigative team will make the EU nations and Israel advance the cause of human dignity, justice and truth,” the letter also said.

Mologata Tomozgehy, one of the organizers, said the protesters want to see Eritrea’s president punished “because he’s a murderer.”
The UN report calls on the UN Security Council to adopt sanctions against Eritrea and try its leaders for crimes.
Among the crimes cited in the report are charges that  the Asmara government forcibly recruits its citizens to the military for an unlimited amount of time, executes prisoners without trial, tortures and sexually enslaves citizens.
Haaretz.com – by Ofra Edelman

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15 COMMENTS
  • Sol June 21, 2016

    Our dear brothers and sisters in Israel are the real victims of the fascistic regime. They experienced the slavery service, the prisons, the torture and rape. They are the real witnesses for all the crimes of the totalitarian regime. The demonstration was very natural one DIA in o without any fake views like the worshipers of DIA has done yesterday by stopping three people in every line to look as if their number is big and the most shameful act was trying to appear as if people from all the social groups participated in the demo by wearing cultural cloths of those ethnic groups.

  • Sol June 21, 2016

    Correction
    Our dear brothers and sisters in Israel are the real victims of the fascistic regime. They experienced the slavery service, the prisons, the torture and rape. They are the real witnesses for all the crimes of the totalitarian regime. The demonstration was very natural one without any fake views like the worshipers of DIA has done yesterday by stopping three people in every line to look as if their number is big and the most shameful act was trying to appear as if people from all the social groups participated in the demo by wearing cultural cloths of those ethnic groups.

    • Alamz June 22, 2016

      Really? brother you could have done better in your life. Migrant in Israel are so desperate that they have no choose but change of regime in Eritrea to have their insanity reversed. What do you expect from this low level daily laborer tomato pickers and janitorial. Imagine these are people fooled by “Gust worker permit” happen to be written on green stationary for “green card.” O — they must be brain dead to migrate to Israel to begin with. State with worst record in treating blacks and Arabs

      • Aster Tesfai June 22, 2016

        Sister Almaz
        This guy called Sol is a new comedian in town so don’t take him serious as he and his other partner by the name of Ahmed Saleh are only here to confuse and to defend their Muslim religion 24/7. This so-called Sol is also known by multi pen-names of Khalid and so many others. It is really so unbelievable how far some ignorant people would go to show that they are more nationalists or Eritreans. Indeed, evil gedli created a poor and backward nation whose young unfortunately look outside their country for opportunity, peace, future and normal life.

        • meg June 22, 2016

          Aster be thankful your country is doing well. Do you know this room is Eritrean room like Ahmed Saleh. Aster back off from our Ghedli. God bless our country.

        • Sol June 23, 2016

          ኣስተር ኣልማዝ (Mr. many names)
          ንሽሕ ዓመት ኣብ ህይወት እንተትጽንሕ ነዞም ካብ ባርነት ሻዕብያ ኣምሊጦም ኣብ እስራኤል ዝነብሩ ዘለዉ ኤረትራውያን ጽፍሪ እግሮም ክትከውን ኣይትኽእልን ኢኻ

          • Aster Tesfai June 23, 2016

            Poor jerk Sol aka meg, Khalid and so many other deceiving names.
            Stop the drum beating and articulate your ideas if you have any that is!If we keep upping it this way, ti won’t serve the forum, for God sake!
            A fool identity and root less ignorant like yourself errs twice, first denying the truth and second, by spreading falsehood.
            Unfortunately, your stake or role in Eritrea is selfism (self-interest of Islam and opportunism, sorry but you are not to be taken seriously.
            Sorry also that your Muslim Arab countries are not doing that well!!!

      • meg June 22, 2016

        Almaz what can you say about the ganegster eritrean government, if Israel is what you said they wouldn’t protest freely on the street, no need name calling! just remember government comes and go. God have mercy,

      • Berhe Tensea June 22, 2016

        Almaz,,
        You must be a first class zombie, to call Eritrean refugees in Israel ignorant tomato pickers.
        It is you who is worse than a tomato picker, as you are unable to understand the scale and the magnitude our people are in.
        People are in real trouble, the whole population is living in a hostage like situation in the world’s largest prison.
        The Eritrean refugees in Israel are free to work, demonstrate , and live in peace.
        They, the refugees can not handle harsh life under a regime that is running the country as shifta Ade Awaala.
        Wake up to reality, and don’t be stupid by trying the regime that can’t be defended whatsoever.

  • Sol June 21, 2016

    The most Eritrean who is upset and desperate is the owner of the first opposition website mesdemem.net,

  • Aster Tesfai June 21, 2016

    But EU and UN must also try Eritrean evil gedli for war crimes against Eritrean peasants and civilians like for so many years.

  • Berhe Tensea June 22, 2016

    Good job, you know first hand how life is in exile. You know why you left your beloved country and family.
    You must work hard to get rid the mafia regime that is the primary cause of your agony.
    We must work hard to change our image internationally. Our image is getting described as the people who dying in the sea, their kidney and other vital organs are sold, the worlds mesakin and helpless people.
    The international community is sad and crying about us,
    The land of the martyrs getting called the above or land of mesakin…
    Let us change our image in the world so that we can walk proud.
    How can we allow one man with few killer generals terrorize us and change our image in this sad and pathetic manner..

  • Sam June 22, 2016

    Crimes against humanity, not “war crimes”

  • betsrael June 22, 2016

    Job well done Eritreans in Israel. It is surprising to see that Eritreans have more rights in Israel than they have in their own land, AKA, the Land of Slavery, as per UN report, and in the cruel Arab world where they are sold as slaves or Abid, tortured, murdered and losing on the way one or two kidneys.
    I am surprised these young Eritreans learned about freedom in Israel not in the 25 years of Slavery in Eritrea or not in the Arab Passage.

  • Eritrean minewale June 23, 2016

    What poor Eritreans are enduring is one of the own making. Eritreans need to resolve own problems and find our own solutions without escapisms. Get our house in order and look inwards not outwards for solutions or rescues.

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