The Dutch Parliament is set to debate on Eritrea today, 30 June 2016. The debate will specifically focus on the influence of the Eritrean regime in the Netherlands, otherwise known as the ‘long arm’ of the regime. The Eritrean diaspora has started a petition that will be handed to politicians before the debate.
(From IDN InDepthNews) While UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged both Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise “maximum restraint and refrain from any act or statement that could exacerbate the situation”, reports gathered by IDN from several independent sources close to the border between the two countries and in Eritrea, underscore the grave risks the armed conflict between the two East African countries entails.
The Commission of Inquiry into the state of human rights in Eritrea presented its finding to the UN Human Rights Council this week. The Commission concludes that crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea. […]