The Eritrean Embassy in Saudi Arabia forced all Eritrean passport holders to sign on a letter it produced to discredit the COI report.
The Eritrean Embassy in Saudi Arabia forced all Eritrean passport holders in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jezan, Abha and Khemis Mushait to sign on a standard letter produced by the regime to discredit the UN Commission
The Eritrean Embassy in Saudi Arabia forced all Eritrean passport holders in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jezan, Abha and Khemis Mushait to sign on a standard letter produced by the regime to discredit the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea report, and thwart the ongoing work of the commission on the same mandate.
Students from the Eritrean community in Riyadh and Jeddah were also ordered to fill the form in order to make the number look big.
Eyewitnesses told demo.assenna.com that most Eritreans in Saudi Arabia are frustrated for being blackmailed by the Eritrean Embassy.
Almost all of them couldn’t refuse to sign on the letter because they are afraid they will be denied consular service including passports.
The Eritreans who are disgusted by the shameless and illegal act of the dictatorial regime are urging the international community to open its eyes and see the injustice for itself.
The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea was established by the Human Rights Council through resolution 26/24 of 27 June 2014 to investigate all alleged violations of human rights in Eritrea, as outlined in the reports of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea.
The Commission presented its first report to the Human Rights Council on 23 June 2015.
The Human Rights Council extended the Commission’s mandate for one year to June 2016 and mandated the Commission to investigate systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in Eritrea with a view to ensuring full accountability, including where these violations may amount to crimes against humanity.
In line with its revised mandate, the investigation and documentation of possible crimes against humanity in Eritrea will be at the core of the Commission’s work during the second term. In addition, it will investigate and document developments with regard to the human rights situation in Eritrea since the finalisation of the Commission’s first report.
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