Political prisoner

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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By Jonas Clinton As the most educated Ethiopian immigrants migrate to North America looking for economical opportunities, it has been suggested, and most will end up being stalwart of customer service jobs such as driving taxis and ultimately shutter an Ethiopian dream of being useful to their home c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 11th, 2013
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Eritrea rejects in the clearest of terms Amnesty International’s wild accusations  that  it has “jailed at least 10,000  political prisoners.” Amnesty’s    transparently    political     assault    on    Eritrea     is    totally unsubstantiated, with  the  organization unable  to  back  its  claims ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2013
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Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again, Amnesty International said in a report released today. Twenty years of independence but still no freedom...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2013
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We call upon the government of Paul Kagame to release those arrested in today swoop, and ensure that police officers and their hierarchy are held accountable for their actions. File photo of supporters of Madame Victoire Ingabire, courtesy: therisingcontinent.wordpress.com (KIGALI) – Since this...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 2nd, 2013
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(Reuters) – Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia demonstrated on Saturday in support of soldiers who forced state media in the Eritrean capital Asmara to call for all political prisoners to be freed. Dissident Eritrean soldiers with tanks stormed the information ministry on Jan. 21 and obliged the dir...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 1st, 2013
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By BEN HARTMAN, jpost Around 150 migrants gather outside embassy in Ramat Gan in solidarity with political prisoners, army officers in Eritrea. Around 150 Eritrean asylum seekers protested outside the Eritrean embassy in Ramat Gan on Friday morning, in a show of solidarity with Eritrean political pri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2013
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By Getahune Bekele Ethiopia: call on Congressman Chris Smith to save life of the most revered young political prisoner. There is a renewed hope in Ethiopia that the much awaited visit of Congressman Chris Smith to the severely tyrannized nation would help alleviate the plight of venerated political p...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 26th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A senior Eritrean diplomat denies there was an attempted coup early this week in the Horn of Africa nation and says reports to the contrary are a deliberate disinformation campaign. Girma Asmerom, Eritrea’s ambassador to the African Union, said in a statement Saturday th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 23rd, 2013
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Peter Heinlein,VOA A day-long siege at Eritrea’s information ministry Monday ended in a stalemate, with disgruntled soldiers retreating to a strategic location outside the capital, Asmara. That the incident provides rare insight into the inner workings of one of the world’s most opaque so...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 2nd, 2012
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By Getahune Bekele The ruling minority junta in Ethiopia has suffered the first real taste of what is to come, on Wednesday 31 October 2012 when a powerful explosion flattened a heavily guarded maximum security prison in the heart of the iron curtain province of Tigraye, the late genocidal tyrant, Me...