Murder on the streets of Asmara

Friday 8 April 2016 Murder on the streets of Asmara Earlier this week, on Sunday 3 April, the brutal Eritrean regime murdered tens of its own citizens. Forced conscripts who jumped from an army convoy were shot

Friday 8 April 2016

Murder on the streets of Asmara

Earlier this week, on Sunday 3 April, the brutal Eritrean regime murdered tens of its own citizens. Forced conscripts who jumped from an army convoy were shot in cold blood and civilians who tried to help faced the same murderous response. No one knows exactly how many people have been murdered by the Eritrea regime this time but reliable reports say that nearly 30 conscripts were killed or injured, two civilians have been killed and an unknown number injured.

Reports from Eritrea say that this group of conscripts – victims of the indefinite national service imposed by the Isaias regime – were being driven to one of the slave labour camps.With the hope of escaping this state sanctioned slavery tens of these conscripts tried to escape the convoy as it was stopped in the heart of Asmara. Troops loyal to the regime responded by firing indiscriminately into the crowds.

Tragically, the BBC has reported, the civilian casualties came when “some of the recruits’ friends and family used a bus to block the road to help them escape”.

Those injured were taken to hospital where many sadly died of their injuries. Those who survived are reported to be under heavy guard.

Just this afternoon, the regime has acknowledged the deaths. The Government’s spokesperson has claimed two “national service members died…when they jumped and fell from military trucks.” A paltry response to the murder of young Eritreans.

As repugnant as these actions are and as tragic as it is to see young Eritreans murdered in their own capital city by their own government, it’s happened before and it will happen again. Those of us who care about the future of Eritrea and of Eritreans must now renew our efforts to support the Eritrean people and promote their universally recognised human rights.

In the coming days there is a vigil being held by members of the diaspora in London, UK.

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Eritrea Focus is an association of Non-Governmental Organisations(NGOs), human rights organisations, exile and refugee groups and individuals concerned with the gross abuse of human rights in Eritrea.

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  • Mizan April 12, 2016

    ሀገርን ሕዝቢን ፀሪህና ኣይንውቀስ! ‘ድንቁርና ያብቅዕ!’

    ፀገም ሕዝበ ሀበሻ ዞም ሸ..ሻ ‘ዮም( ሸዋን ሻዕብያን) ‘ሕዝቢታት ኢትዮጵያን ኤርትራን አይኮነን’
    ምንሊክ ሸዋ መፀ  ጣልያን መፀ ->ስሜን መረብ ንባርነት ተሸጠ፤ ኦሮሞን ደቡብን ሙልዕ ሰብኣዊ ክብሮም ተገፉ፤ ተጋሩ ኩለ መዳያዊ ጥቅኣት ወረዶም–ናይ ሕዝበ ሀበሻ 100-ዓመታት መከራ ዘመን’ዮም(ካብ ምንሊክ ክሳብ ደረጊ) ፡፡ ነዚ ኩሉ መን’ዩ ተሀታቲ ገዛእቲ ሸዋ፡፡ ምንሊክ ንርእሱ ሸያጢን ለዋጢን ኮይኑ ሰሜን መረብ ምስሸጠ’ዩ ዘመነ ግርንቢጥ ወሪዱ፡፡
    እዙ 100 ዓመታት ናይ ኩሉ ህዝብታት ሀበሻን፤ኦሮሞን፤ደቡብን ናይ መከራ ዘመን’ዩ:: ብሰንኪ ገዛእቲ ሸዋ፡፡ ገዛእቲ ሸዋ ብዝፈፀምዎ ገበን ድፍን ኢትዮጵያ ፀሪህካ ምውቃስ ጌጋ ጥራህ ዘይኮነስ ሀጥያት’ዩ፡፡ ንርዕሱ ኣብ መከራ ዝነበረ ሕዝቢ ብስም ኢትዮጵያ ክውቀስ የብሉን፡፡ ሻዕብያ ኣብ ጎረባብቲ ዛውረዶ ሞትን መከራን ብከመይ ሕዝቢ ኤርትራ ይህተተሉ፡፡ ንርዕሱ ኣብ አፍ ሀርገጽ(ሻዕብያ) ዛሎ ሕዝቢ ኤርትራ እንታይ ክገብር ይክእል? ሻዕብያ ኤርትራ በይኑ ይዕንድረላ’ሎ፡፡ ገዛእቲ ሸዋ’ውን በይኖም አንዲሮምላ፡፡ ሻዕብያ ንስገኦም ዝሀደሩ ተለኣአክቲ አለውዎ፣ መግዛእቲ ሸዋ’ውን ከምኡ ኔሮምዎ፡፡ ሀረስታይ ኤርትራ፣ ትግራይ፣አምሓራ፣ ጉራጌን፣ ኦሮሞን….ወዘተ እንተሪኢና ነወዲ ሰብ ኩሉ ዝላዐለ ክብሪ ዛለዎ፣ ንፈጣሪኡ ዝፈርህ፣ንጋሻ ዛክብርን ለጋስን’ዩ፡፡ ፊዊዳል ከተማታት ዛፍረየኦም መንግሥቱ ወይ ኢስያስ መእቀኒዑ አይክኮኑን፡፡ እዙይ ተረዲእና ስም ሕዝቢ ብህማቅ አይንፅራሕ፡፡ ካብ መሠረቱ ፖለቲካ ላግፂ’ዩ ናይ ፖለቲከኛ ደረቅ ክኣ ንሕዝቢ ትርፉ መከራን ዕንወትን’ዩ፡፡

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