The “vicedittatore” Eritrean attacked in Rome is the one who ordered my kidnapping in Somalia

Originally published on africa-express.info - Electronic translation from Italian  On 5 July in Rome at the exit from a restaurant the ambassador of the State of Eritrea, Petros Fessazion, was attacked by some people, almost certainly his

Originally published on africa-express.info – Electronic translation from Italian 

On 5 July in Rome at the exit from a restaurant the ambassador of the State of Eritrea,
Petros Fessazion, was attacked by some people, almost certainly his countrymen
are tired of a repressive regime that denies the fundamental human freedoms.
But with the Ambassador Petros, there was probably Yemane Gebrehab, number two of the dictatorship
in power in the former Italian colony, was seriously injured in his cheekbone.

 But Rome hospital where he was admitted is not anyone by that name.
That gave false names to avoid being recognized is very likely, but it obviously
is not. Moreover the presence of Yemane was planned in a number of initiatives in Europe
where the “vice-dictator” did not appear. Massimo Alberizzi writes Petros and Yemane,
which once had condemned him to death and made kidnapping in Somalia.

Massimo Alberizzi StampEDITORIAL
Massimo A. Alberizzi
Nairobi, 14 July 2017

Cari Yemane and Petros , I wish to express my sincere regret for the events you have seen involved in Rome on 5 July: the policy methods can not and should not include violence. But unfortunately in your small but proud country exasperation against a brutal dictatorship and inhuman is mounted dramatically. Perhaps this incident will make you think about the consequences of your choices and your methods of “governance”.

As you know, I criticized (and critic) hard your diet with the power of ideas, as centuries of Western culture have taught us, and I regret that it is you, dear Yemane, has ordered against me a sentence of death sentence. Also because I do not believe that with your death, or mine, you can solve the problems of Eritrea. In 2017 we can not continue to govern a country (among other things beautiful as yours) with abuse of power and an iron fist.

Put dissidents in jail , you have militarized society, force your kids to a military service, you have gagged the press, prevented democratic development and you’re isolated from the world seeking alliances with the most sinister countries on the international scene: why?

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Yemane Gebreab during a speech at the United Nations in Geneva

You have built a regime of terror, an inhuman society without a Constitution, based on fear, arrogance of a ruling group – of which you are a part – controlling and canceling students and intellectuals, torture and death. Why all this? What is your goal? Are the leadership of a beautiful and fascinating country that could have been an example to follow, a model for all of Africa. But you also deceived journalists who have helped you win your war. I can no longer visit Eritrea since you made me stop and a few months later I have sentenced to death for my articles criticizing your transformation: from freedom fighters in bloody dictators.

Yes, Yemane, I could go to a judge here in Italy, denounce you and tell you, that man ended up in hospital in Rome, are the one who ordered my kidnapping in Somalia, where they escaped execution only because I knew those they had to be my murderers.

The dictator Isaias Afeworki (left) and his side Yemane Gebreab

The dictator Isaias Afeworki (left) and his side Yemane Gebreab

I managed to save myself, Somali Islamistshave pardoned me, but you and your friends have reprimanded them because they had let me go. Now you are in Italy with his head smashed, they tell me, and when you get out of that hospital (if you’re still recovering) will return to Eritrea. A massacre back your boys? To prevent him from escaping from the country? The propaganda of your regimen argues emphatically that all is well in Eritrea, everything is perfect. But you, us, we know that is not true.

Where are my friends in Petros Solomon Haile Woldensaye, Mohammed Sharifo, former ministers, or Isaac Dawit, a journalist, to name a few, arrested and put in some red-hot lowlands dell’infuocato jail? And Aster, the wife of Petros? You also deceived her, a freedom fighter, a companion of your weapons.

Petros Solomon during a UN intervention, immediately after the liberation dellì'Eritrea

Petros Solomon during a UN intervention, immediately after the liberation dellì’Eritrea

After the arrest of her husbandand other ministers and leaders, September 18, 2001, she went from the United States where he was studying, she returned to Eritrea in December 2003 with Isaias Afeworki agreement, your president. He had guaranteed that she would not be harmed. Instead just got off the plane the henchmen of the regime arrested her. Her children, the children of Petros (Simon, twins, Zerai and Hanna, and Meaza), they waited in vain for their mother outside the terminal. Who knows what the camp is over Aster. I wonder how do you trick your comrades, your brothers, who, Yemane, during the war of liberation you called Monkey, your nickname with which I had known then.

Aster Yohannes and Petros Solomon at the time of their marriage when they were both leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Eritrea

Aster Yohannes and Petros Solomon at the time of their marriage when they were both leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Eritrea

And now I fear for those who are suspected of having assaulted. If you send them back to Eritrea they will be sentenced to death. Of course, after a good dose of cruel torture, that they may serve as an example for other dissidents. It should prevent them from being extradited to Africa.

And you, dear Ambassador Petros Fessazion , remember when before the release of 1991 were in Italy to represent the Popular Front for the Liberation of Eritrea and all we journalists were defending your fight for freedom? We made a tragic mistake to believe in a leadership that would become a tyranny. Unfortunately, you have learned well the techniques of fascism, who has ruled the painful Fascist. You have become the symbol of all that’s wrong in Africa.

The Italian Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Petros Fessazion

The Italian Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Petros Fessazion

The last time we met – less than a couple of years ago, during a conference in Carrara – I asked you to intercede with the dictator Afeworki because I took off this cumbersome death sentence. I’ve also invited to flee to take refuge in Italy. “I will defend,” I promised. Think: is not an escape treason. It ‘a betrayal remain, denying the principles that inspired your revolution: liberty, equality, progress and brotherhood. An invitation which I renew today, July 14, the day of the storming of the Bastille, the French Revolution party whose principles should inform any politician of this planet: flees, abandons that bloodthirsty regime.

Petros and Yemane, both know so much of what happens in Africa and if you could help to resolve the crisis at least understand them. A country like Somalia is destroyed, thanks to wicked Eritrean political support to Islamic Shebab. Why do you who declared liberal and secular have you allied with the Somali bloodthirsty terrorists?

Yemane, strength; escapes too. Ask for political asylum in Italy, denounced the misdeeds of the regime. You will return to Eritrea in triumph and not as a cowardly murderer, would you use today. Run, run.

Massimo A. Alberizzi
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23 COMMENTS
  • Amanuel July 21, 2017

    Thanks Mr Massimo A. Alberizzi, what a man. You are a man of big values. I love your integrity as a person and your political sagacity as a journalist. It is people like you who can help us stop criminals like Monkey from spreading the toxic political ideology of PFDJ to rescue the blind youth so called YPFDJ.

    • Wedi Hager July 21, 2017

      No one the Eritrean regime as we eritreans,any country it does matter what kind of relationship they have with Eritrea,Eritrean regime is acruel enemy to his own people,the regime pretend as it is the best system in the world

    • H. T July 22, 2017

      ThePenguinee is considered a bird but can not fly, if he stands on the beach the sea seal can eat it if he gets down into the water the shark can eat it and if it is lost on the ice the bear can eat it…..this poor craeture only lacks Eritrean nationality

  • Wedi Hager July 21, 2017

    No one knows the Eritrean regime as we eritreans,any country it does matter what kind of relationship they have with Eritrea,Eritrean regime is acruel enemy to his own people,the regime pretend as it is the best system in the world

  • Ghebrehiwet Abraham July 22, 2017

    Mr. Massimo A. Alberizzi are you sure that you a journalist? I don’t think that…You talk just like a cheap beggar. Allinferno tu e quelli che ti suggeriscono. VIVA ERITREA E TUTTI GLI ERITREI…

    • Memhir July 23, 2017

      Ghebrehiwet,

      Are you sure you are Eritrean? I don’t think so! Any way, what does it mean “cheap beggar”?

  • Geladios July 22, 2017

    Oh God! what a testimonial statement Mr Massimo A. you owe us high, that you know these much about our pain and suffering.and your government knows that all bad acts of the dictatorial system of ours. What worried me is the the Italian Authorities know it all, Regardless all of these still they are baby setting them in Rome to do what ever they want, Even their dirty hands .trying to put a rope on your neck. But for the Grace of God I am happy you are alive and sound, It couldn’t be better than this. right time to exposed them their dirty work. What comes up ,it comes down. I thank you for your boldness and kind words.
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  • adhanom July 22, 2017

    He created a system that believes in violense and intimidation instead of rule of law and tolerance. Well, he deservedly harvested the fruit and lost his jaw. I am wandering though he looked like a monkey with his jaw, what will look like without a jaw?

  • Sunzuro July 22, 2017

    Some rumour circulating in Asmara is that Ye mane Monkey may be dying slowly or he may not recover at all, so Issaias has sent to Rome his trusted Dr Evil, wedi Mihzun, to finish Yemane once and forall by poisoning or hacking him to death, to save the dictators secrets forever.

  • amanuel July 23, 2017

    Lets destroy these old evils where ever they are. They destroyed our lives. We should destroy their lives too. Lets punch them or stub them to death. They should not be allowed to live their life destroying our lives

  • Wedi selam July 24, 2017

    It is a payback time. These group are working hard at their desposal to destroy Erotrea. It is widely known to everyone. The people who supporting them are reckles. Opposed by selfishness. There is one fact which always remain in the ground that’s is whether thy continue support the evils or stop, thy can’t stop them from downfalling.

    • Gherie August 1, 2017

      That is a dangerous suggestion, amico. That is mob justice. There are some people who think you should be eliminated. What do you think if they form a mob ? …. there is no substitute for legal means of achieving aims.

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