A pro-Eritrean Government thug pleads guilty of a Journalist assault for the second time

A Photo of Eritrean Nationalists – Waiting for the “D-Day”    Today, Thursday, 12 December 2019, Jacob Ghebremehin pleaded guilty of assaulting the journalist, Amanuel Eyasu, at the Thames Magistrate Court, East London, UK. The case was

A Photo of Eritrean Nationalists – Waiting for the “D-Day”

 

 Today, Thursday, 12 December 2019, Jacob Ghebremehin pleaded guilty of assaulting the journalist, Amanuel Eyasu, at the Thames Magistrate Court, East London, UK. The case was brought by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). To help prepare the case we employed one of London’s top Barristers from one of the best law firms in the UK, Mishon de Reya LLP, thanks to generous donations from members of the Eritrean diaspora and their friends across the world.

 

It will be recalled that Amanuel was attacked in the afternoon of 26 November by a group of hooligans. But only one of the attackers (Jacob Ghebremedhin) appeared in court with the other 4 or 5 in the loose – continuing to pose threats and intimidation to members of the diaspora. For this reason, the judge asked for additional information and rescheduled a three-hour hearing (compared to 30 minutes today) to take place on 18 February 2020 at 10.00 hours at Stratford Magistrate Court. The judge further asked for additional evidence, including the following to be submitted to the court by 3 January 2020:

 

  1. The full CCTV footage of the incident at Putney Bridge Station from the CPS and the police so that the details of the incident can be considered and the other perpetrators of the crime can be identified; and

 

  1. Other supporting evidence of alleged intimidation which we will gather with the support of our Barrister and submit to the court though the CPS.

Justice Seekers Waiting for the Court Hearing

The judge added that the case would be heard on its merit as an unprovoked physical attack. No politics will come to it despite, in our view, an overwhelming evidence of the invisible hand of Isaias and his misguided cliques.

The number of Eritreans in attendance at the court in support of Amanuel was overwhelming and large – far exceeding the attacker’s supporters by 4 to 1. And despite their misguided jubilation at the end of the hearing, the attacker supporters quickly retreated to the background and within few minutes they were nowhere to be seen. Could this be the beginning of the end of PFDJ remnants?

Displays of support were peaceful at all times, however, there was concern around the illegal filming of the crowd as it could be used to intimidate human rights activists and their families in Eritrea. Security at the court deleted videos taken by supporters waiting outside despite protestations. Overall, security was tight in and around the court at our request and given threats made by PFDJ supporters before the hearing.

Over the next 8 weeks, we will work tirelessly to gather and prepare sufficient evidence with the help of our Barrister to ensure these thugs get the maximum custodial sentence possible. We will work hard that Eritreans who have fled thuggery and intimidation in their homeland are safe and secure in a land of peace and justice, which the UK is. These bloodsuckers claim to love Eritrea. If they do love their country and Isaias, one asks why they are in diaspora and not in the country they claim to love. Who are they trying to fool?  They must be mentally unfit.

The legal action on 18 February 2020, will not be the last. We plan to take a civil lawsuit against these attackers linking them to the regime in Asmara and demanding in a court of law that such attacks on innocent and peace-loving people are treated as state sponsored terrorism and seen as such by the international community.

The law is on our side. Peacefully we will defeat injustice with justice. Our martyrs did not sacrifice their lives to liberate our country from Ethiopian oppression for us to be oppressed and enslaved by an internal enemy.

Our Independence Day is near and we must not give up the fight. Our martyrs expect no less of us. May they rest in peace.

A photo of Isaias’s PFDJ remnants

 

12 December 2019

 

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4 COMMENTS
  • Hagos December 13, 2019

    Well said, and I repeat for all to read:
    “We will work hard that Eritreans who have fled thuggery and intimidation in their homeland are safe and secure in a land of peace and justice, which the UK is. These bloodsuckers claim to love Eritrea. If they do love their country and Isaias, one asks why they are in diaspora and not in the country they claim to love. Who are they trying to fool? They must be mentally unfit.”

  • k.tewolde December 14, 2019

    One victory at a time,one conviction at a time,regardless who is right or who is wrong lets learn how the juggernaut of American justice works,it is in a full display for the world to watch,it is a marvel of parliamentary democratic procedure which just impeached the president of the most powerful nation echoing the statement,’nobody is above the law’. On the contrast,in our homeland,the capo is the law,he drafts it ,declares it,executes it,everything is quid pro quo,even to the point the nation is emotionally labile when the tyrant is sad it becomes sad when he manages to force a smile it smiles,how did we get to be like that,we are better than that,it is time to win justice in our turf with our hand carved judicial democratic instrument,lets also win one for Bitweded,Seyoum,Dawit,Siham,His Holiness the Patriarch Antonios,the Al Dia students ………..and all those brave Eritreans who are suffering under this brutal lawless dictator and his sandal licking cronies who are dragging the nation to the abyss. Thanks for the work you do everyday.

  • Daniel F December 14, 2019

    No mercy for these loosers and opportunists. They should be punished to the maximum possible
    and their names and pictures posted on social media.

  • Ermias December 15, 2019

    I can’t help but laugh. This cowardly guy is not ashamed, must be paranoid. He refers to himself as “our brother, hero,…patriot” armed with “mai buhuq”. If he is what he refers of himself, he should donate the money he raised from the individuals (who must be cowardice like him to condone his illegal actions) to the poor. He is not even brave enough to go back to Eritrea and taste the fruits of the lawless country he is defending. Instead he trying to defend his shamless ass in England taking advantage of the rule of law, unavailable to our comrades in Eritrea.

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