Eritrea: Rights Abuses Continue Unabated | HRW


Repeated Human Rights Council resolutions have condemned “in the strongest terms” the “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” by the Eritrean government.  The Council has condemned violations including arbitrary detention, torture, sexual violence, religious oppression, denials of the rights of free expression and peaceful assembly. The Council has also expressed grave concern over the …

Did the Eritrean Regime Embrace Wahabism?


The State of Qatar, until recently one of the main financiers and patron of the Isaias Afwerki regime, is now its enemy, together with Iran and Turkey, the triad that the Eritrean regime alleges they promote the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. The shift began two years ago. In March 2015, a Saudi led coalition, …

U.S. issues Eritrea security message as protests and gunfire hit Asmara


The United States embassy in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on Tuesday issued a security message to its citizens in the country citing protests amid gunfire. “The U.S. Embassy has received reports of gunfire at several locations in Asmara due to protests.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to …