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Date: 5.8.16 Source: The New York Times
By Tedros Abraha, 28, has lived in Uganda since January. He spoke to Ryan Lenora Brown in English. Brown traveled to Uganda with the International Women’s Media Foundation. As told to RYAN LENORA BROWN

Refugees in Israel Fear They Could All Be Targets of Next Lynch Mob

Date: 22.10.15 Source: HAARETZ
Fellow asylum seekers say Eritrean refugee shot and beaten by mob was killed by racism, not by mistake. Eetta Prince-Gibson

Anger, fear permeate memorial for Eritrean victim

Date: 21.10.15 Source: The Times of Israel
Death of Haftom Zarhum, beaten by mob after he was mistaken for a terrorist, illuminates deep mistrust of Israelis among migrants. BY MELANIE LIDMAN

Eritrean man mistaken for terror accomplice dies after being shot, attacked by mob

Date: 19.10.15 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Habtom Zerhom, 26, succumbed to his wounds after a terrorist armed with a pistol and a knife stormed the Beersheba Central Bus Station on Sunday night.

ASSAF and the Law & Education Policy Clinic of the University of Haifa Filed an Appeal Calling for the Registration of Asylum Seekers’ Children to Public Kindergartens

Date: 29.6.15

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, ASSAF- Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, together with the Law and Education Policy Clinic of the University of Haifa filed an appeal against the Ministry of Education and the City of Kiryat Malachi, calling for the

UN Inquiry reports gross human rights violations bordering on Crimes Against Humanity in Eritrea

Date: 11.6.15 Source: UN

In 2014 the UN's Human Rights Council established a commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea in light of the many testimonies of human rights violations in the country.

Asylum seeker whose baby was stabbed is sent to detention

Date: 18.7.14 Source: Vered Lee, HAARETZ
An Eritrean asylum seeker whose daughter was stabbed in the head in Tel Aviv last January, has been summoned to attend a detention center in the Negev.

At least 23 Eritreans still detained in Israel, in violation of state policy

Date: 4.5.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
One month after being notified of the situation, only one out of the 24 asylum seekers being held in Holot has been released; he had a lawyer.


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