Aljazeera: UN report says Eritrea committed widespread abuses

"Systematic and gross human rights abuses" on scale seldom seen may include crimes against humanity, report finds. The Eritrean government may have committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for systematic and gross human rights abuses

“Systematic and gross human rights abuses” on scale seldom seen may include crimes against humanity, report finds.

The Eritrean government may have committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for systematic and gross human rights abuses on a “scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere”, a year-long United Nations inquiry has found.

The UN commission of inquiry on the human rights situation in Eritrea also found the government was responsible for forcing hundreds of thousands of Eritreans to flee their country, and detailed extrajudicial killings, widespread torture, sexual slavery and enforced child labour, according to the report released on Monday.

The UN probe named the main perpetrators of the violations as the Eritrean Defence Forces, in particular the Eritrean army, the National Security Office and the country’s police force.

The ministries of information, justice and defence were also accused in the report, in addition to the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) party and President Isaias Afwerki.

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  • Kombishtato June 9, 2015

    ISIS captures 88 Eritrean Christians in Libya, US official confirms

    Published June 09, 2015
    FoxNews .com

    The ISIS terror group kidnapped 88 Eritrean Christians from a
    people-smugglers’ caravan in Libya last week, a U.S. defense official
    confirmed Monday.

    The defense official confirmed initial reports of the mass kidnapping
    to Fox News after seeing a recent intelligence report. The independent
    Libya Herald newspaper reported that the convoy was ambushed by
    militants south of Tripoli before dawn this past Wednesday morning.

    Meron Estafanos, the co-founder of the Stockholm-based International
    Commission on Eritrean Refugees, told the paper that the group of
    migrants included “about 12 Eritrean Muslims and some Egyptians. They
    put them in another truck and they put 12 Eritrean women Christians in
    a smaller pick-up”. …

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/09/isis-captures-86-eritrean-christians-in-libya-us-official-confirms/

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