HRCPLEASE HELP TO STOP THESE BRUTAL BEATINGS AND PLANNED DEPORTATION.

Over the past two weeks about 280 detainees in Misrata prison have been forced to fill in repatriation forms given to the prison authorities by the Eritrean Embassy in Libya.

HRCPLEASE HELP TO STOP THESE BRUTAL BEATINGS AND PLANNED DEPORTATION.

Over the past two weeks about 280 detainees in Misrata prison have been forced to fill in repatriation forms given to the prison authorities by the Eritrean Embassy in Libya.

RSFAs World Press Freedom Day was being celebrated on 3 May, Eritrea continued to be the world’s worst country for journalists with around 30 currently held incommunicado in the most inhumane conditions and more arrests still being made, such as that of Said Abdulhai, one of the country’s most famous journalists, in the last week of March.

RSFAs World Press Freedom Day was being celebrated on 3 May, Eritrea continued to be the world’s worst country for journalists with around 30 currently held incommunicado in the most inhumane conditions and more arrests still being made, such as that of Said Abdulhai, one of the country’s most famous journalists, in the last week of March.

We, Board Members of the Eritrean Youth for Change (“EYC”), write to you on behalf of members of our organization to express our grave concerns over the fragile situation of more than 100 Eritrean refugees who have been detained at SHurma Prison camp in Libya and ask for your intervention and support to stop their return and repatriation with out their choice.

We, Board Members of the Eritrean Youth for Change (“EYC”), write to you on behalf of members of our organization to express our grave concerns over the fragile situation of more than 100 Eritrean refugees who have been detained at SHurma Prison camp in Libya and ask for your intervention and support to stop their return and repatriation with out their choice.

According to information coming out of the detention centers in Libya, taking advantage of the festive mood in the west, the Eritrean embassy there has been visiting several prisons in the country, with the aim of picking up “selected individuals” in its “wanted list”.

According to information coming out of the detention centers in Libya, taking advantage of the festive mood in the west, the Eritrean embassy there has been visiting several prisons in the country, with the aim of picking up “selected individuals” in its “wanted list”.

New York, December 8, 2009On December 1, a total of 25 journalists were imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa in retaliation for their journalism, and nearly 90 percent of these journalists were detained without charges in secret detention facilities, according to an annual census of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Countries as wide ranging as Eritrea, Iran, and the United States were on the list of nations who had imprisoned journalists without charge.

New York, December 8, 2009On December 1, a total of 25 journalists were imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa in retaliation for their journalism, and nearly 90 percent of these journalists were detained without charges in secret detention facilities, according to an annual census of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Countries as wide ranging as Eritrea, Iran, and the United States were on the list of nations who had imprisoned journalists without charge.

Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that, during the past three weeks, dozens of civil servants working for the ministries of information, defence, foreign affairs and national security have been forced by the authorities to surrender their email passwords.

Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that, during the past three weeks, dozens of civil servants working for the ministries of information, defence, foreign affairs and national security have been forced by the authorities to surrender their email passwords.

Eritrea has avoided international attention in recent years in ways that may have protected the Red Sea country's rulers from proper scrutiny but benefit no one else. Even those who recall that the continent's youngest state gained its unlikely independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a bloody thirty-year struggle may be shocked to hear that the optimistic nationalism of the 1990s has been dissolved under President Isaias Afewerki into a despairing void, causing thousands of Eritreans to flee the country that they fought so hard to establish.

Eritrea has avoided international attention in recent years in ways that may have protected the Red Sea country's rulers from proper scrutiny but benefit no one else. Even those who recall that the continent's youngest state gained its unlikely independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a bloody thirty-year struggle may be shocked to hear that the optimistic nationalism of the 1990s has been dissolved under President Isaias Afewerki into a despairing void, causing thousands of Eritreans to flee the country that they fought so hard to establish.

I can imagine the anguish Taha’s family must be going through. Typical of this regime’s sadistic practices, Taha was most likely denied visitation rights from his family during his years of incarceration. It is no doubt heart-breaking for the family to find out about his death this way. I am saddened by this unfortunate news and offer the family my deepest condolences.

I can imagine the anguish Taha’s family must be going through. Typical of this regime’s sadistic practices, Taha was most likely denied visitation rights from his family during his years of incarceration. It is no doubt heart-breaking for the family to find out about his death this way. I am saddened by this unfortunate news and offer the family my deepest condolences.