Eritrea To Boost Import Of China's Machinery
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Published on Jun 27, 2015
Eritrea's Head of Political Affairs Ghebreab Yemane
is visiting China, as part of efforts to biuld
closer ties between the two countries. CCTV's Han
Peng had an exclusive interview with Yemane in
Beijing on a wide range of issues including China's
involvement in Africa, illegal migration from Africa
to Eruope and U.S allegations of Eritrea sponsoring
to terrorism. He first spoke about his mission in
File:Five main citizenships of (non-EU) asylum applicants, 2014.
the large number of protesters in Geneva be from the asylum
applicants in Switzerland? Apparently, there are 6920 asylum
applicants in Switzerland... Read
Mike Smith to participate in the
upcoming Bayto conference in Addis? Would not surprise many, he
quacks like one of them ...
Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea
- Press Conference (Geneva, 24 June 2015) Subject: Presentation of the report by the Commission of Inquiry on human
rights in Eritrea to the Human Rights Council
Mike Smith, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on human rights
in Eritrea Sheila B. Keetharuth, Member, Commission of Inquiry on human
rights in Eritrea Victor Dankwa, Member, Commission of Inquiry on human rights in
Commission of Inquiry Report:
Devoid of Credibility and Substance
The Commission of Inquiry and Special Rapporteur (SR)
appointed as special mandate-holders to assess the human
rights situation in Eritrea have released two parallel
reports. As well-meaning as their initial mandates may
appear before members of the Human Rights Council (HRC),
it appears that the record and evidence regarding both
special mandate-holders reveal that they were
extra-procedurally appointed, overstepped the terms of
their mandates in their investigation of Eritrea and
published reports that do not represent an objective
analysis of the human rights situation in Eritrea.
2. The Commission report and the process of its
compilation, bereft of neutrality and impartiality,
represents numerous substantive and procedural
shortcomings that defy, in both letter and spirit, the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the guiding
principles the HRC. The premises forwarded in the
484-page report of the Commission, in particular, is
filled with biase, errors, unsubstantiated and illogical
claims, misrepresentations and evidentiary weaknesses
that are used to reach final and extraordinary
be remembered similar to that day when the UN, in its 316 plenary
session in December 2, 1950, created and ave the commission the
mandate and jurisdiction to make decision on the future of Eritrea.
UN orders probe of alleged 'crimes against humanity' in Eritrea without
2nd July 2015,
The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday decided to
prolong an investigation into horrendous abuses in Eritrea, and widen it
to include looking into suspected crimes against humanity.
The 47-member rights body unanimously agreed to
extend for another year the work of a special commission of inquiry on
the human rights situation in the autocratic Horn of Africa state.
The commission should "investigate systematic,
widespread and gross violations of human rights in Eritrea with a view
of ensuring full accountability, including where these violations may
amount to crimes against humanity," the resolution said.
The three-member team last month published a
500-page report detailing how Eritrea, under Isaias Afwerki's
iron-fisted regime for the past 22 years, has created a repressive
system in which people are routinely arrested at whim, detained,
tortured, killed or go missing.
A/HRC/29/L.23 Vote Item:4 - 43rd Meeting, 29th Regular Session Human
Vote on Draft Resolution -A/HRC/29/L.23"Situation of human rights in Eritrea"
submitted by Djibouti, Somalia - ADOPTED WITHOUT A VOTE
Votes on Draft Resolutions under Agenda Item: 4 - Human rights
situations that require the Council’s attention
- 43rd Plenary Meeting29th
Regular Sessionof the
Human Rights Council.
dailyupdates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)
Djibouti, Mr. Mohamed Siad Douale
COMMENTS BEFORE THE VOTE
Latvia (on behalf of EU), Mr. Raimonds Jansons
United States of America, Mr. Keith M. Harper
China, Mr. Wu Hailong
Russian Federation, Mr. Roman Kashaev
Eritrea, Mr. Tesfamicael Gerahttu
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Edgardo Toro Carreño
will post the names and photos of those Eritreans who accused the
Eritrean government of plagiarism and defended the United Nations Human
Rights Council (UNHRC)...apparently, the same people who conjured all
the lies in the UNHRC report
scandal at the UNHCR office begs for more scrutiny of its latest report
on Eritrea....The Eritrean government should hire experts to review the
report for factual accuracy and credibility
United Nations admits fault in Eritrea/North Korea plagiarism
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has admitted
making a error by publishing a letter on its official website
from the Eritrean government containing two paragraphs copied
from an earlier North Korean statement.
The letter was in response to a484-page
council about Eritrea's "systematic and gross" human rights
violations, which may amount to crimes against humanity.
The Eritrean missioncalled
unfounded and devoid of all merit" and dismissed the accusations
of human rights violations as "a continuation and escalation of
politically motivated campaign to undermine the political,
economic and social progress the country is making".
After accusing the US of setting up a "human rights racket", the
letter included a statement with reference to the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea:
moves of the hostile forces to dare provoke the socialist
system of the DPRK which was chosen and has been
consolidated by the Korean people will not be able to escape
The human rights council spokesman Rolando Gomez toldIBTimes
reference to the North Korean dictatorship "was indeed an error
committed by the UN Secretariat in processing this Human Rights
He added: "The corrected version will be on-line soon."
A quick search showed that the original statement was published
in February by theDPRK
spokesman for the foreign ministryin
reference to a conference held in Washington about human rights
violations in North Korea.
Eritrea and North Korea are the first and second most-censored
countries according to a list compiled by the Committee to
From Geneva, ICP Is Told UN Staff Put DPRK Into Eritrea Letter, SEMG
By Matthew Russell Lee
NATIONS, July 1 -- How are documents, particularly by different
countries, handled by the UN Human Rights Council and its Secretariat?
How can a statement by one country -- not to the UNHRC -- appear on the
UN's website mixed into the statement of another country? On July 1,
Inner City Press asked Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
spokesperson Rolando Gomez:
--How did the DPRK statement get mixed in to Eritrea's response?
--Did DPRK file that press release with OHCHR or the HRC?
--And what is the process for putting member states' submissions online?
How can they get mixed up, or mixed together?
To his credit, OHCHR spokesperson Gomez quickly provided this reply to
Inner City Press:
"With regard to the reference to the Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea in the letter from the Eritrean Government received on 24 June
2015, I can confirm that this reference was mistakenly included in the
letter by a United Nations staff member while it was being formatted and
processed for publication.
"Under no circumstances was this is a deliberate action, but rather an
oversight that occurred for which the Human Rights Council secretariat
takes full responsibility. Please note that the Human Rights Council
secretariat processes hundreds of documents including reports and
correspondence from governments. As you will appreciate, this is a huge
responsibility typically carried out under tight deadlines and demanding
objective is to prove that the country can not govern itself. Hence, it
needs to be governed by UN or UN planted regime.
Smith and the two
appendages are tools of a UN conspiracy which, in a premeditated
step-by-step move, is developing WMD-style case against Eritrea to
effect regime change through invasion and turn Eritrea into another Iraq
and the current Libya. We need to be vigilant and seriously take into
consideration that when such UN mandated machinations start, it will be
hard to stop or reverse them. No one was able to stop the UN when, in a
premeditated move, it delivered us to Ethiopia.