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Repression without Borders - a briefing by Amnesty International (June 2019)

Date: 2.7.19 Source: Amnesty International

This briefing highlights the routine and widespread use of harassment and threats by the Eritrean government and its supporters against Eritrean human rights defenders.

Eritrea persecutes activists who have fled the country, Amnesty says

Date: 27.6.19 Source: Bloomberg, Samuel Gebre

Human-rights activists who risked their lives and fled a brutal regime in Eritrea are still not safe to criticize the government from outside the country, according to Amnesty International.

UN: No Rights Progress in Eritrea After Peace Deal With Ethiopia

Date: 16.3.19 Source: Lisa Schlein, VOA News

GENEVA - U.N. experts say Eritrea’s human rights record has not changed for the better since the government signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia last year, formally ending a two decades-long border conflict.  The U.N.

New UN Refugee Representative: If Israel Doesn't Act Now, It Will Fail This Generation

Date: 1.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The UN Refugee Agency’s new representative in Israel says he’s greatly concerned about asylum seekers’ uncertain status in the country – an intolerable situation for anyone who believes in humanism and human dignity, as he put it.  

Eritrean People Never Fled because of The War with Ethiopia

Date: 22.10.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Teklit Michael
 

The so-called Eritrean government signed a peace deal in July with the Ethiopian government. For the Eritrean people, nothing has come from this deal other than an intangible concept of peace. After the deal, Eritreans were ecstatic.

Eritreans talked to us about Life after being Pushed out of Israel

Date: 4.10.18 Source: Vice News, Sarah Burke and Yousra Elbagir

KAMPALA, Uganda — Every few months for 10 years, Ben would go to an immigration office in Tel Aviv to renew his temporary visa, and every time he’d be greeted with the same response.

Too Soon to Say if Eritrean Asylum Seekers Can Be Sent Back Home, Say Israeli Officials

Date: 25.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

It is too soon to say whether Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel can be expelled to their homeland, even though 

In Tel Aviv, a battle is being waged for the future of Eritrea

Date: 9.6.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Afternoon is generally a busy time on the pedestrian mall in Tel Aviv’s Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood.

Israel hires anti-refugee group to research situation in Eritrea

Date: 28.6.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
The Population and Immigration Authority has hired the services of the Israeli Immigration Policy Center, an organization that strives to expel African asylum seekers, to conduct a survey of the situation in Eritrea.

Confessions of an Eritrean Army Deserter

Date: 25.4.17 Source: Haaretz, Teklit Michael
Eritrean army deserters are denied refugee status by the Israeli government.

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