ALJazeera: UN investigators into Eritrea given police protection

Trio was threatened after commission started hearing testimony on Eritrea's human rights record in Switzerland. Switzerland has given police protection to three UN investigators into Eritrea's human rights record  after a top official said they had

Trio was threatened after commission started hearing testimony on Eritrea’s human rights record in Switzerland.

Switzerland has given police protection to three UN investigators into Eritrea’s human rights record  after a top official said they had received threats on the streets of Geneva and at their hotel.

The security measure was put in place on Wednesday, a day after the UN commission started a two-day testimony before the Geneva-based council on Tuesday.

Joachim Ruecker, the president of the council, said on Tuesday that the investigators had been subjected to “various threats and acts of intimidation in their hotel and in the streets since their arrival in Geneva”.

He did not give details but said security had been redoubled, Swiss police had been contacted and security measures had been taken to ensure the council meeting could go on “with calm and dignity”.

Sheila Keetharuth, one member of the commission, said the threats were “specific” but declined to give details.

A Reuters witness saw Swiss police guarding the team even though the meeting was held within the United Nations compound in Geneva.

 

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26 COMMENTS
  • dawit June 26, 2015

    enough is enough the tyrant government in Eritrea the dictator iseyas

  • Ibrahim June 27, 2015

    We are aware that this criminal organization long time ago had expanded his criminal wing of HALEWA SEWRA to intimidate and silence Eritrean opponents but to deal with international organizations in the same way proves to the world that terror and intimidation are the only institutions of the mafia regime.

  • neamen June 27, 2015

    The dictator isayas will not stay longer in power.

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