The Hague – Around 180 members of the Eritrean community in the Netherlands held a demonstration in support of the Dutch government. With the demonstration, the organisers wanted to express gratitude for the actions of the Dutch government, including declaring head of the Eritrean embassy office ‘persona non grata’; they also wanted to show that the fight for justice and freedom is not yet over.
In this week’s highlights: Israel states that the deportation plan is cancelled; Swedish documentary on human trafficker ‘the General’; criticism for EU and UK cooperation with Sudan; South Sudan seeing more attacks on health facilities; Meron Estefanos on the tragedy of refugees; documents no longer needed for Eritrean family reunification in Sweden; report on EU support for authoritarian states; EP backs regulations on asylum; and AU presents progress in European Parliament.
The migration court in Sweden ruled that family members of Eritreans residing in Sweden no longer have to obtain IDs or passports for family reunions. The ruling was issued after the court decided that the Eritrean authorities placed undue demands on the refugees, such as paying 2% tax and signing an ‘apology letter’.