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08 Aug 2018 description

By Laetitia Bader, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch

ROME, Aug 8 2018 (IPS) - “Military service was the only prospect on my horizon — I didn’t want that,” a 20-year-old Eritrean who fled the country last year told me. “My dad had spent his whole life in military service.”

26 Jan 2018 description
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Eritrea remains a one-man dictatorship under President Isaias Afewerki, now in his 26th year in power. It has no legislature, no independent civil society organizations or media outlets, and no independent judiciary. The government restricts religious freedoms, banning all but four groups.

28 Oct 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

Eritreans Pushed Back to Egypt, Despite Risk of Abuse

21 Sep 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

This 92-page report examines the treatment of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Libya through the eyes of those who have managed to leave and are now in Italy and Malta. It also documents Italy's practice of interdicting boats full of migrants on the high seas and pushing them back to Libya without the required screening.

10 Jun 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

The migrant holding site at Lampedusa, Italy's tiny outpost island that held 1,800 migrants and asylum seekers as recently as January 2009, is now empty. On June 10, the authorities transferred the last 20 asylum seekers to another center in Italy, social service providers working on the island told Human Rights Watch.

06 May 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

A nation once respected for its independence struggle is now disfigured by severe political repression

by Ben Rawlence

Eritrea has avoided international attention in recent years in ways that may have protected the Red Sea country's rulers from proper scrutiny but benefit no one else.

30 Jan 2003 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, January 30, 2003) Citizens and residents expelled by both Ethiopia and Eritrea during their 1998-2000 border war should be offered repatriation and the restoration of citizenship, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.