ምምሕዳር ሽማግለ ጨንፈር ደቡብ ሰደህኤ ኣብ ህልዊ ኲነታት ሃገርን ህዝብን ኤርትራ ዘቕነዐ ፡ ብዘይዝኾነ ይኹን ፍልልይ ብጉዳይ ሃገሩን ህዝቡን ንዝሻቐል ዘሎ ዘሳትፍ ህዝባዊ ኣኼባ ንዕለት 13,10.2018 ሰዓት 14፡00 ዝጅምር መደብ ሰሪዑ ስለዘሎ ሰዓትኩም ኣኽቢርኩም ክትሳተፍዎ ብኽብሪ ንጽውዕ። እዚ ሓበረታ እዚ ናይ ኩሉ ንምብጻሕ፤ ንኹሉ ዝምልከት እዩሞ ሃየ ኣብ ምዝርግሑ ንተሓባበር።
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(Joint Eritrean Memorandum)
In a joint memorandum dated 18 September 2018, three Eritrean organizations urged the new UN Human Rights Commissioner, Ms Michele Bachelet, to keep the Eritrean regime "under close scrutiny” and never allow it to escape accountability on the monstrous human rights abuses it perpetrated against its own people during the past quarter of a century.
Also copied to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the African Union Commission chairman, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the memorandum asked the UN system and concerned international and regional humanitarian bodies to do more than simply asking the rogue regime in Asmara to end its military conscription project.
The Eritrean message alluded to the case of G-15 prisoners and the tens of thousands of Eritreans prisoners who were joined by ex-Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe on 17 September 2018, and called for the full attention of the UN towards implementing the 2016 findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry and the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council.
Issued by the Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri), the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and the Unity of Eritreans for Justice (UEJ), the joint memorandum also referred to the ongoing 'under-the-table-deals' of the unrepresentative Eritrean regime with Ethiopia and other countries and said such deals will not be acceptable to the voiceless Eritrean people.
The joint memorandum emphatically added: "Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin can and should start with peace at home. So far this is not the case in Eritrea".
Reproduced below is the full text of the joint Eritrean memo of 18 September 2018.
Joint Eritrean Message to the UN Human Rights Chief
To: H.E. Ms. Michele Bachelet,
UN HR Commissioner, OHCHR Geneva
CC: H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres,
UN Secretary General, New York
CC: H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman
African Union Commission, Addis Ababa
18 September, 2018
Your Excellency Ms. Michele Bachelet,
Please accept from us, Eritreans struggling for democratic change and justice, heartfelt congratulations for your deserved election to lead the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a UN body from which Eritreans expect as much action as they wait for the appropriate action of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to act on the 2016 findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea.
We appreciate, Madam, your 10 September statement in support of the peace accord between Eritrea and Ethiopia although we also expected you to say more than just reminding the repressive Eritrean regime to act on its indefinite military conscription.
What Eritreans still expect from your esteemed office is, Madam High Commissioner, to mobilize the international community towards implementing the decisions of the UN Human Rights Council and the repeated recommendations of the UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur on Eritrea whose periodical updates confirm that nothing is changing in our country.
Dear OHCHR High Commissioner,
We are taking the liberty of confirming to you that arbitrary arrests and all kinds of criminal abuses are continued to this day in Eritrea, and one finds it needless to remind the OHCHR that the Eritrean regime must be kept “under close scrutiny” until all the abuses are stopped. In this regard, we wish to point out that your esteemed office as well as the UN Secretary General’s office are expected per the conclusions of the UN Human Rights Council to “Ensure accountability for those responsible for serious human rights violations in Eritrea.” Eritreans always find it important to underline that our people are expecting the UN system as a whole and all concerned actors like the African Union to see to it that the border ruling between Eritrea and Ethiopia is implemented as agreed two decades ago, and that no ‘under the table deals’ between the unrepresentative regime in Eritrea and Ethiopia will be acceptable to the Eritrean people. Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin can and should start with peace at home. So far this is not the case in Eritrea.
Finally, we wish to note that it was on 18 September, 17 years ago to the day, that the repressive regime in Asmara arrested 11 top officials of the regime and attended their number to the tens of thousands of Eritrean political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who languish in incommunicado prisons without a day at court. Ex-Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe, who recently published a book on the sad situation in Eritrea, was reportedly taken to prison yesterday, 17 September 2018.
That is why, Madam, that Eritreans expect more from the UN system than just asking the Asmara regime to act on its “indefinite military conscription”.
The Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP)
United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ)
The Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri)
ኣብቲ ብ18 መስከረም 2018 ናብ ላዕለወይቲ ኮሚሽነር ኮሚሽን ስብኣዊ መሰል ሕቡራት ሃገራት ወ/ሮ ሚቸለ ባቸለት ዝተላእከ ናይ ሰለስተ ኤርትራውያን ውድባት መዘክር፣ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዘሎ ገዛኢ ጉጅለ ኣብ ትሕቲ ጥንኩር ምቁጽጻር ክተሓዝ ከም ዝግበኦ ጠቒሱ፣ ናይቲ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ርብዒ ክፍለዘበን ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ክፍጽሞ ዝጸነሓ ጭካን ግህሰት ሰብኣዊ መሰል ተሓታቲ ክኸውን ከም ዝግበኦ ኣስፊሩ።
እቲ ናብ ዋና ጸሓፊ ውድብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ኣንቶኖዮ ጉተረዝን ዋና ጸሓፊ ኮሚሽን ሕብረት ኣፍሪቃ ሙሳ ፋኪ ማሃዋት እውን ብቅዳሕ ዝተላእከ መዘክር፥ ኣካላት ሕቡራት ሃገራትን ጉዳይ ሰብኣዊ መሰል ዘገድሰን ዓለም ለኻውን ዞባውን ትካላትን ኣብ ኤርትራ ንዘሎ ገዛኢ ጉጅለ ግዱድ ዕስክርና ንከቋርጽ ካብ ምሕታት ሓሊፈን ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ስጉምቲ ክወስዳ ጸዊዑ።
ኤርትራዊ ውድባት ኣካላት ሕቡራት ሃገራት ኣብ ኣስመራ ዘሎ ጉጅለ ኣብ “ተሪር ምቁጽጻር ክኣቱ” ይሓታ
እዚ ኤርትራዊ መልእኽቲ ንጉጅለ-15ን ነቶም ብ17 መስከረም 2018 ሚኒስተር ፋይናንስ ኤርትራ ዝነበረ ኣቶ ብርሃነ ኣብርሀ’ውን ዝተሓወሶም ዓሰርተታት ኣሸሓት ኤርትራውያን እሱራት ግቡእ ቆላሕታ ሂቡ። ካብዚ ብምንቃል ከኣ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ነቲ ብ2016 ብመርማሪት ኣካል ሰብእዊ መሰል ኤርትራ ዝተበጽሐ፣ መደምደምታን ለበዋታትን ግቡእ ኣቓልቦ ክገብረሉ ጸዊዑ።
እዚ ብሃገራዊ ድሕነት ኤርትራ-ሕድሪ (ሃድኤ-ሕድሪ)፣ ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ (ሰዲህኤ)ን ሓድነት ኤርትራውያን ንፍትሒ (ሓኤፍ)ን ዝተላእከ ናይ ሓባር መዘክር፣ ነቲ ኣብ ትሕቲ ሰደቓ ብሕቡእ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ፣ ናይቲ ውክልና ህዝቢ ዘይብሉ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ምሕዝነት ምስ ኢትዮጵያን ካለኦት ሃገራትን ብምስትብሃል፣ ከምዚ ዝኣመሰለ ስምምዕ በቲ ድምጺ ዘየብሉ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ተቐባልነት የብሉን።
እዚ ናይ ሓባር መዘክር ኣትሪሩ ከም ዘስፈሮ፣ ሰላም ቀይሕ ባሕሪ ኮነ ቅርኒ ኣፍሪቃ ብሰላም ኣብ ሃገርካ ክጅምር መተገብኦ። እንተኾነ ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ መስርሕ ከምኡ ከምዘይኮነ ኣስፊሩ።
Three Eritrean organizations on 10 September 2018 sent an urgent appeal to High Commissioner Filippo Grand of the UNHCR asking for the agency’s most immediate action to help save the lives of Eritrean and other refugees who are trapped in the war-torn Libyan city of Tripoli where intensive battles are raging between militias since late August this year.
The joint appeal was issued by the United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ), majority of whose members are in Israel; the Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri) and the Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP).
Copied also to the commissions of the European Union, the African Union and concerned humanitarian organizations, the memorandum noted that helpless Eritrean refugees and migrants stranded in Libya are dying on daily basis not only by stray bullets but also because of food and shelter.
The memo stressed that it was high time that UNHCR and international and regional humanitarian agencies consider Libya a “topmost Humanitarian Disaster Zone” and initiate an emergency response” to save lives, as EU did after the Lampedusa tragedy of 3 October, 2013.
The three Eritrean organizations also expressed regret that certain quarters are airing the false assumption that “change has come to Eritrea” and that third-country resettlement for Eritreans refugees has to be halted.
The memo reaffirmed the fact that nothing has changed in Eritrea and will never change “until the criminal regime of dictator Isaias Afeworki and his small clique is removed from power and replaced by a democratic system of governance”.
Copied below is the full text of the joint Eritrean memorandum.
Joint Eritrean Appeal for Support to Victimized
Eritrean Refugees in Libya
To: H.E. Mr. Filippo Grandi,
C.C:European Union, Brussels
African Union, Addis Ababa
Concerned Humanitarian Agencies
September 10, 2018
Your Excellency Mr. Filippo Grandi,
This joint appeal from us, Eritrean justice seekers struggling for democratic change in our desperate country, earnestly wish to draw your most immediate attention to the highly disturbing situation of Eritrean asylum seekers stranded in today’s lawless Libya and those in Niger camps waiting for never fulfilled promise for third-country resettlement.
The worst and priority cases are 8,000 refugees, a good number of them Eritreans, scattered in the streets of Tripoli where battles are raging on daily basis since 26 August 2018. These unprotected refugees and migrants are without food and shelter and dying at alarming rates. Similarly, those held hostage by middlemen and human traffickers in Libya are crying for your and humanity’s attention.
We believe it is high time that UNHCR and sister agencies consider Libya the topmost Human Disaster Zone in the world and ask an emergency response of the UN Security Council and regional actors like the European Union.
Dear High Commissioner,
We in the Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP); United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ), and the Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri) addressing this appeal as part of the Eritrean opposition camp in exile, are equally disturbed by the false assumption of certain quarters that “change has come to Eritrea” and that third-country resettlement for Eritreans refugees has to be halted for now.
We strongly reject and denounce this wild supposition and wishful thinking of certain interested quarters and consider it as an insult to injury to victimized Eritreans. They know, as we know, that nothing has changed in Eritrea and that nothing is expected to change until the criminal regime of dictator Isaias Afeworki and his small clique is removed from power and replaced by a democratic system of governance.
Dear High Commissioner Grandi,
As mentioned in recent Eritrean appeals to your esteemed office, Eritrean refugees were among those who died at the Bani Walid killings by human traffickers, and that the fate of those 140 survivors of the massacre is still precarious. Likewise, the majority of those hapless Eritrean families taken from Libya to Niamey, Niger, for possible third-country resettlement are still languishing in refugee centers with little hope in the air.
You may recall the Lampedusa tragedy of five years ago in which over 360 Eritreans perished because of lack of goodwill to save them. Your Excellency may also know that it was the Lampedusa disaster involving Eritrean lives that triggered the EU to take up, at least for some time, the responsibility of saving lives in the gateways to Europe. There is no doubt that Eritrean deaths, in comparison to the small size of the Eritrean population, were very high among the estimated 33,000+ deaths in the Mediterranean Sea over the last few decades.
Today, big numbers of Eritreans are still dying within the territory of Libya, and we hope an action similar to what the EU did after Lampedusa will be initiated by the UNHCR and launched at global level to save refugee lives in Libya.
Trusting that this message will draw the attention of UNHCR, and through it of all concerned bodies in the international community, we remain, Sir,
The Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP)
United Eritreans for Justice (UEJ)
The Eritrean National Salvation-Hidri (ENS-Hidri)
Following its recent re-election at the 9th Session of the EPDP Central Council, the 9-personExecutive Committee headed by Mr. Menghesteab Asmerom on 24 August held its first regular meeting for the year ahead and finalized for submission to the CC one-year work plans for each executive office. The meeting also reviewed ongoing moves for unity and joint action in the Eritrean opposition camp.
The one-year work plans for the EPDP executive offices were drafted taking into consideration the ongoing processes for Party Renewal, the upcoming Third Party Congress and the EPDP proposals for unity and joint action at various levels with sister organizations.
The EC meeting was highly satisfied with the progress of talks for joint action and possible eventual unity with the Eritrean National Salvation (ENS-Hidri) and the recently formed Unity of Eritreans for Justice (UEJ), and established high-level task forces to consolidate what has so far been achieved. The meeting also decided to continue previously started discussions with other sister organizations for the same purpose.
The Executive Committee also reviewed progress in the recent EPDP Chairman's call for an urgent and joint diplomatic campaign to challenge the Eritrean regime's latest brash moves that threaten national sovereignty. Likewise, the meeting agreed to push on for the success of the 4 June 2017 proposal for joint work in the spheres of mass mobilization, diplomacy and mass media as a start in building a national umbrella of all Eritrean pro-democracy forces.
ብዕለት 25 ነሓሰ 2018 ዓ.ም. ፈ. ብኤለትሮኒካዊ መራኸቢ ብዙሓን ኣቢሎም ናይ ዓመተ 2017 / 2018 ብምላኣት ተሳታፍነት ዕዉት ጉባኤ ኣሳላሲሎም። ጉባኤ ብኣቦ ወንበር ጨንፈር ብሰላምታ ብቅዳም ከፊቱ ኣጀንዳ ጉባኤ ኣርገኤ። ቀጺሉ ስሪዒታውን ፖሊቲካውን ምጣኔ ሃብታውን ብሽማገለ ጨንፈር ቀሪቡ፡ ንጉባኤ እትመርሕ ሽማገለ መሪጹ። ጉባኤ ዳርጋ ንሓደ ሰዓት ክትዕን ተወሳኽን ለወባታትን ቀሪቡ ጸብጻብ ብሙሉእ ድምጺ ጸዲቁ። ድሕሪኡ ብሓጻይት ሽማገለ ዝቀረቡ 3ተ ሕጹያት ጉባኤ ብምሉእ ተቀባልነት ተዋሂቦም ንዕመተ 2018 / 2019 ዓ.ም. እትመርሕ ሽምገለ መሪጾም። ጉባኤ ህልዊ ኩነታት ሰልፊ ብዝገጠሞ መሰናኽላት ጨንፈር ቁ. 2 ትካላውን ሕጋዊ ኣሳራርሓን ዘሎዎ ነቅ ዘብል ንቅሓት ዝውንን ምዃኑ ዘመስከረ ኮይኑ እቲ መሪሕነት ሰልፊ ዝወሰዶ ሕጋዊ ስጉምቲ ይንእድ። ብቀጻሊ ህልዊ ኩነታት ሃገርናን ዝበሃል ዘሎ ሰላም ዘይብሩህን ሓደገኛ ኣሰካፍን ምኳኑ ተመልኪቱ። ብተደራቢ ንኩሉ ተርእዮታ ንምግጣም ብሓብር ምስራሕ ምኻኑ ኣሚኑ እቲ ብሰልፍና ተኣዊጁ ዘሎ ምስ ኩለን ደምበ ተቋውሞ ክሰርሕ ጉባኤ ኣስሚሩሉ። ኣብ መደምደምታ ንመስዋእቲ ዙሁር መሓመድ ስዒድ ኩሉ ፡ በዓልቲ ቤቱ ንተጋላይ ኣቦ ሰውራ ኢብራሂም መሓመድ ዓሊ ዝተስምዖም ጓሂ ብምግላጽ ናይ ሓዘን ተኻፈልቲ ምኳኖም ብምግላጽ ጉባኤ ብዝኽረ ስዉኣት ተዛዚሙ።
ኣብ ፈስቲቫል ኤርትራ 2018 ፍራንክፎርትዝ ተኻፈላ፡ ኤርትራውያን ፖለቲካዊ ውድባትን ሲቪላውያን ማሕበራትን፣ከም መቐጸልታ ናይቲ ኣብ መጋባእያ ዘቕረበኦ መደረታት፣ ኣብ ቀጻሊ ናይ ድራር ግብጃ ዝበጸሐኦ ስምምዕ፣ ኣብ ናይ ሓባር መኣዲ ዘተ (panel discussion) ቀሪበን፡ ነዚ ዝሰዕብ መግለጺ ሂበን።
ወከልትን መራሕትን ኤርትራውያን ፖለቲካዊ ውድባትን ሲቪላውያን ማሕበራትን ዝአከበ መኣዲ ዘተ ነቲ ኣብ ኣዳራሽ ፈስቲቫል ብኩሎም ወከልቲ ዝተዋህበ መደረታት፣ ዝመሳሰልን ነንሕድሕዱ ዝመላላእን ምንባሩ ገምጊሙ። ነቲ ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ እዋን ብሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ፡ ብኤርትራዊ ሃገራዊ ባይቶ ንዲሞክራስያዊ ለውጥን ብመድረኽ ንሃገራዊ ልዝብን ዝተበገሰ መጸዋዕታታት ንምውህሃድ ቀጻሊ ርክብን ዘተን ክካየድ ኣድላዪነት ከምዘለዎ ድማ ኣስሚርሉ።
ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ተኸሲቱ ዘሎ ኩነታት፡ ጉዳይ ዶብ ጎስዩ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ ስምምዕ ጥለምትን ክድዓትን ስርዓት ህግዲፍ ዘግህድ ተረኽቦ ምዃኑ መዚኑ።
ፈስቲቫል ፍራንክፈርት 2018
3-5 ነሓሰ 2018
ፈጻሚ ሽማግለ ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ (ሰዲህኤ) ብ24 ነሓሰ 2018 ብመሪሕነት ኣቦ መንበሩ ኣቶ መንግስተኣብ ኣስመሮም ኣብ ዘካየዶ፡ ስሩዕ ኣኼባ ብኣብያተ-ጽሕፈት ፈጻሚ ሽማግለ ተነዲፉ ዝቐረበሉ ዓመታዊ መደብ ዕዮ ዘድሊ ምምሕይያሻት ገይሩ ድሕሪ ምጽዳቑ፡ ናብ ማእከላይ ባይቶ ክሓልፍ ወሲኑ። ኣብዚ ዓመታዊ መደብ ዕዮኡ ንኣገዳስነት ሓቢርካ ምስራሕ ውድባትን ሰልፍታትን ኤርትራዊ ደንበ ተቓውሞ፡ ምስንዳእ ዕዉት 3ይ ጉባአ ሰልፍን መደባት ምሕዳስ ሰልፍን ዝያዳ ቆላሕታ ሂቡ ተዘራሪብሉ።
ፈጻሚ ሽማግለ ኣብዚ ኣኼባኡ ብዝርዝር ዝርኣዮ ካልእ ዓብዪ ጉዳይ፡ ኣብዚ ኣቲናዮ ዘለና ወሳኒ እዋን ኣገዳስነትን ህጹጽነትን ናይ ኤርትራ ደንበ ተቓውሞ ሓቢርካ ምስራሕ ነይሩ። በዚ መሰረት ቅድሚ ሕጂ ሰዲህኤ ዘቕረቦም ናይ ሓቢርካ ምስራሕ እማመን፡ ነዚ ኣብ ሃገርናን ከባቢናን ዝርአ ዘሎ ሓድሽ ምዕባለታት ኣብ ዲፕሎማስያዊ መዳይ ሓቢርካ ብዛዕባ ምግጣሙ ዘቕረቦ መጸዋዕታን ኣብ ግምት ኣእትዩ ብደቂቕ ተመያይጡ። በዚ መሰረት በቲ ብማእከላይ ባይቶ ዝተዋህቦ ሓላፍነት፡ ነቲ ምስ ውድባት ሃገራዊ ድሕነት ኤርትራ-ሕድርን ሓድነት ኤርትራውያን ንፍትሕን ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ኣዝዩ ዘተባብዕ ተስፋታት ኣብ ዘድምዕ ደረጃ ንምብጽሑ ዘድሊ ጻዕርታት ከካይድን፣ እቲ ጻዕሪ ኣብዚ ጠጠው ከይበለ ምስቶም ንምዝታይ ቅሩባት ዝኾኑ ካልኦት ኣካላት ርክባት ክጅመርን ወሲኑ። ኣብ’ዞም መዳያት’ዚኣቶም ዝዋስኡ ኣካላት እውን መዚዙ። ኣብ ርእስ’ዚ፡ ናብቲ ኩሉ ሓይሊ ተቓውሞ ኤርትራ ዝሳተፈሉ ስፊሕ ጽላል ንምብጻሕ ዝግበር ናይ ሓባር ጻዕሪ ቀጻሊ ክኸውን ከኣ ውሳኔኡ ደጊሙ ኣሐዲሱ።
ምስዚ ብዝተተሓሓዘ፡ ኣኼባ ፈጻሚ ሽማግለ፡ ብዛዕባ ህልዊ ኩነታት ኤርትራን ጉጅለ ህግደፍ ምስ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያን ካልኦት ናይ ዞባና ሃገራትን ጀሚርዎ ዘሎ ግሉጽነት ዘይብሉ ዝምድናታትን በብኸባቢኡ ኣንጻር ዘይሓላፍነታዊ ተግባራት ህግዲፍ ዝግበር ዘሎ ናይ ኤርትራውያን ምልዕዓላትን ዝምልከቱ ሓበሬታታትን ጸብጻባትን ሰሚዑን ንኣተሓሕዘኦም ዝምልከት ኣቕጣጫ ቀይሱን ኣሎ። ኣብዚ ጉዳይዚ ድማ፡ ኩሉ ኤርትራዊ ኣብ ዙርያ ምዕቃብ ልኡላውነት ሃገሩን ምውጋድ ጉጅለ ህግደፍን ብሓባር ክስጉሙ ደጊሙ ጸዊዑ።
ኣብ መወዳእታ ድማ፡ ኣብ ኩሉ መዳያት፡ ብመሪሕነት ተተሊሙ ዘሎ መደባት ንምዕዋት ኣባላት ሰዲህኤን ፈተውቱን እቲ ልሙድ ተወፋይነቶምን ትግሃቶምን ክቕጽልዎ ምሕጽንታኡ ብምቕራብ ኣኼባኡ ዛዚሙ።