Two Eritrean diplomats abandoned the Eritrean regime and applied for asylum in the United States of America.

In the first week of the New Year, two Eritrean diplomats abandoned the Eritrean regime and applied for asylum in the United States of America. Mr. Omer Sarmea, charge d'affairs of Eritrean Embassy in Djibouti defected

In the first week of the New Year, two Eritrean diplomats abandoned the Eritrean regime and applied for asylum in the United States of America.

Mr. Omer Sarmea, charge d’affairs of Eritrean Embassy in Djibouti defected to the United States last Tuesday.  He was the only Eritrean diplomat in Djibouti since the border skirmish flared up between the two countries in 2008 and the Djiboutian regime declared Mr Mohammed Said Mentay,  the PFDJ ambassador in Djibouti, persona none grata.

The second diplomat is Mr. Allo Asgodom from the PFDJ mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  He was in charge of Economic Cooperation and the embassy’s head of finance and administration. He arrived in the USA last week via Dubai.

Both diplomats were recalled to Asmara without any explanation.

Following the defection of Mr. Omer, the Eritrean Embassy in Djibouti is almost closed as only one driver and one guard are left in the mission.  Similarly, the Eritrean embassy in the African Union has lost two diplomats within two years and is left with the Ambassador and Beniam Berhe, the first secretary, who is well known for his suspicious connections with senior decision makers within the regime and as a result excluded from his peers in the Eritrean Foreign Service.

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  • Amanuel January 9, 2017

    I wonder what has kept Allo Asgodom this long. If it was not for the cheer love of position and power and Addis which is his childhood city, he knew what kind of a regime PFDJ is in our early University days, I can tell for fact because he was my very close friend.. I wonder how many more are living selling their souls and integrity to work with this disgraced PFDJ bandits. The biggest proof that these people knew what they were doing was wrong is that they can never talk and expose the regime just like Ali Abdu (Isayas’s puppet). Quiet like a mice. They will remain prisoners of their own conscience.

  • Sol January 9, 2017

    Mr. Amanuel,
    There are many people serving the regime while they are badly harmed by the same regime on their close family members, relatives or friends. The issue of serving such a regime or even supporting him needs Psychologists to study it and to search the secrets behind this disease.

    • k.tewolde January 9, 2017

      Sol ,you can call it ,the battered wife syndrome,the ‘Eritrean Riddle’,’the Wako,Texas cult’……………one thing is for sure,it is a case study for political scientists and social engineers to grapple with.It is a bizarre mind set that can come out only from the tyrants cryptic laboratory with sort of exorcist twist to it.

  • Bruke January 9, 2017

    Dear all;

    Please ignore those who come to throw up their rubbish on others instead of making sensible, civilized and mature comments. Those are distractors who are working day and night to disrupt the coming together of people and make meaningful discussion to solve their predicament. This kind of behaviour helps the dictator only. As long as people heed to those poor creatures, the Eritrean people will not come out of the wretched situation the country finds itself.

  • andom January 10, 2017

    They will all abandon him one by one except for the generals. He will be left alone , no doubt.

  • Girma January 10, 2017

    If your leaders and bosses are still like the old Ghedli leaders of the Jebha and Higdef demagogues, run and run away as far as you can. They were worthless Yesterday and they are useless today ….
    The great USA is far, far away from Eritrea and some of the dumbest Sewra leaders, so they made a good choice. Ali Abdu grew up under the Ghedli leaders as their valet, gate keeper and informant for decades, then he realized Ghedli was all lies and understood that one day he will end up a dead meat for knowing too much, and he run away to the very far, far corner of the planet – to Australia.

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