ERITREA: BRITISH FIRMS BANKROLLING A BRUTAL REGIME – War on Want

n the pursuit of profit British firms are turning a blind eye to human rights abuses and reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship. The Eritrean people live in fear. Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in

n the pursuit of profit British firms are turning a blind eye to human rights abuses and reinforcing a ruthless dictatorship.

The Eritrean people live in fear. Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world: no elections since 1993; a crackdown on press freedom; forced labour; arbitrary arrest and detention without trial; indefinite compulsory military conscription; and sexual violence against women and girls.

The list goes on.

Yet these shocking human rights violations mean nothing to big business, whose only purpose is to exploit Eritrea’s wealth of natural resources. Right now in Eritrea, mining companies from around the world are bankrolling a brutal regime and are complicit in its forced labour system, whether through mining taxes paid to the state or investments made in mining construction projects.

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  • k.tewolde May 7, 2017

    As long as the tyrant and his henchmen are in charge there,they are the only access to our national untapped resource that we all fought for to the foreign companies who are salivating to lick that little silver and gold plate dry.They don’t care about mehret,haben,abdu,siham and tecle.the only way to deny them access is by cutting the hand of the one who is opening the door for them and taking a tip in the process, and handing the key over to the owners- the Eritrean people.Otherwise,they will devour that little nation and her people together in no time rendering it inedible.

  • my country May 8, 2017

    “Yet these shocking human rights violations mean nothing to big business, whose only purpose is to exploit Eritrea’s wealth of natural resources.”..says the author..Well Welcome to world reality would be the honest answer.

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