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How Israel Tried to Dump African Refugees in Blood-drenched Dictatorships

Date: 25.12.20 Source: Haaretz, Gidi Weitz and Hilo Glazer

During the course of 2017, a series of explosive letters landed in the Defense Ministry. They were sent by Amnon Zichroni, one of Israel’s top lawyers, who has since died. The texts were polite, matter-of-fact.

Israel's Top Court Denies Revealing Government Files on Human Rights in Eritrea

Date: 25.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court denied on Wednesday an appeal filed by of a group of human rights activists demanding that the Foreign Ministry release classified documents concerning the human rights situation in Eritrea and Israel’s relations with the African country.

Announcing New Criteria, Israel to Revisit All Asylum Requests by Eritreans

Date: 17.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel will reexamine all requests from Eritrean asylum seekers, including 3,000 that were previously turned down, a decision by a special committee said on Tuesday, as it announced new assessment criteria.

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.  

Deportation to Eritrea Endangers Lives – No Improvement in Human Rights Conditions There

Date: 1.11.18 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

Update ahead of the Hearing in the Interior Committee of the Knesset on “Examining the Non-Removal Policy to Eritrea Considering International Developments”, Monday, October 15, 2018.

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.


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