Dear concerned Eritreans and friends of Eritrea, please send this letter of protest directly to Mr Louis Michel, EU commissioner for Human Rights and Development Aid with this email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tedros Redie & Feshaie Gerezgiher
Mr Louis Michel
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
Please accept my letter of protest. I believe you are aware that the
human rights situation in Eritrea has not improved since September 2001
in fact, it got worse. When I heard the news that the EU awarded the
Eritrean President with 120m Euro, I am disgusted and outraged. Your
Excellency let me quote one of the pillars of the Cotonou Agreement:
Compliance with the Cotonou Agreement is the basis & provides the
framework for the relationship of the Commission, and the EU, with other ACP
Countries. Within this framework, which includes Essential Elements
and Fundamental Element (Art. 9 of Cotonou Agreement), it clearly states
that Respect for human rights, democratic principles and the rule of
law, which underpin the ACP-EU Partnership, shall underpin the domestic
and international policies of the Parties and constitute the essential
elements of this Agreement.
Your Excellency; within this frame work, how can you award our
mischievous leader with millions of tax payers' money, while it should have been
the other way round. It's a classic case of when all you have is a
hammer, everything looks like a nail.
I urge you to be on the side of the Eritrean people and pressure the
Eritrean government in a clear unequivocal message that to adhere to rule
of law and good governance.
Your Excellency, the Eritrean people have paid dearly for independent
Eritrea. Do we have to pay heavy price for democracy too? That said if
the EU goes ahead and awards our homegrown tyrant, we the youth of
Eritrea will hold you equally responsible as the regime in Asmara.