Burhan Ali LetterSir, the reason I am writing to you today is that I am concerned over the situation of refugees from the African countries, particularly Eritrean refugees in Libya.  Libyan leadership and Libyan people have responded with generosity and support towards Eritrean refugees since 1960. This generosity together with international support helped many Eritreans achieve a bright future

Burhan Ali LetterSir, the reason I am writing to you today is that I am concerned over the situation of refugees from the African countries, particularly Eritrean refugees in Libya.  Libyan leadership and Libyan people have responded with generosity and support towards Eritrean refugees since 1960. This generosity together with international support helped many Eritreans achieve a bright future

What has been happening to the Eritrean detainees in Libya?
The Eritrean government is behind what is happening to our people in Libyan prisons. They really want to take back those who left the country, and punish them. The tragedy of many of those who try to leave Eritrea with a dream of a new and decent life in other countries is that they end up in a Libyan hell-hole where they are imprisoned incommunicado, raped and otherwise tortured, and then, if they survive this inhuman treatment, they are sent back to Eritrea for more of the same.

What has been happening to the Eritrean detainees in Libya?
The Eritrean government is behind what is happening to our people in Libyan prisons. They really want to take back those who left the country, and punish them. The tragedy of many of those who try to leave Eritrea with a dream of a new and decent life in other countries is that they end up in a Libyan hell-hole where they are imprisoned incommunicado, raped and otherwise tortured, and then, if they survive this inhuman treatment, they are sent back to Eritrea for more of the same.

Over 230 migrants were feared drowned at the end of last month when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds around 30 miles off the coast of Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration, nearby oil platform workers rescued about 20 people. However, the majority of the more than 250 would be migrants on the boat are feared drowned. Over 100 bodies have now been recovered, but the search for survivors was called off Thursday, April 2.

Over 230 migrants were feared drowned at the end of last month when their overcrowded boat capsized in high winds around 30 miles off the coast of Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration, nearby oil platform workers rescued about 20 people. However, the majority of the more than 250 would be migrants on the boat are feared drowned. Over 100 bodies have now been recovered, but the search for survivors was called off Thursday, April 2.

Dr BThe distinguished Professor of African Studies, Professor of Law and former Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission of Eritrea Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie appeals to the Commissionaire of United Nations High Commission for Refugees,  Mr Antonio Guterres, to intervene and stop the Libyan authorities from forcibly deporting Eritrean refugees in their custody back to Eritrea.

Dr BThe distinguished Professor of African Studies, Professor of Law and former Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission of Eritrea Dr. Bereket Habte Selassie appeals to the Commissionaire of United Nations High Commission for Refugees,  Mr Antonio Guterres, to intervene and stop the Libyan authorities from forcibly deporting Eritrean refugees in their custody back to Eritrea.