Aron BerhaneHe left behind his wife and young children, as well as his prestigious job as editor-in-chief of the country’s largest circulation newspaper, Setit. It was his work that left Aaron with no option but to flee the country

It feels like it happened just yesterday. It was 7 a.m. on an average day in September in Asmara, Eritrea. My brain was still reshuffling the information I had gathered about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade  Center a week earlier. I was writing an article on it for the next issue of Setit, the twice-weekly newspaper of which I was editor-in-chief.

 

It feels like it happened just yesterday. It was 7 a.m. on an average day in September in Asmara, Eritrea. My brain was still reshuffling the information I had gathered about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade  Center a week earlier. I was writing an article on it for the next issue of Setit, the twice-weekly newspaper of which I was editor-in-chief.

 

Det blir åtta år. Det blir åtta år utan rättegång. Det blir åtta år i fängelse i under marken. Det blir åtta år utan att träffa deras barn och släktingar. Det blir åtta år utan att andas frihetens luft. Det blir åtta år under tortyr. Det blir åtta år utan kommunikation med andra människor. Det blir åtta år. Det är fängelse i Eritrea. De oskyldiga journalister och politiker fängslade i Eritrea utan rättegång för åtta år sedan.

Det blir åtta år. Det blir åtta år utan rättegång. Det blir åtta år i fängelse i under marken. Det blir åtta år utan att träffa deras barn och släktingar. Det blir åtta år utan att andas frihetens luft. Det blir åtta år under tortyr. Det blir åtta år utan kommunikation med andra människor. Det blir åtta år. Det är fängelse i Eritrea. De oskyldiga journalister och politiker fängslade i Eritrea utan rättegång för åtta år sedan.

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.