Diaspora Eritreans protest regime human rights abuses

24 Jun 2016

Organisers claimed more than 10,000 people from all across Europe marched in front of the UN office [Vanessa Berhe/Al Jazeera]

Thousands of Eritreans have rallied in Geneva against alleged human rights abuses committed by their government back home, expressing support for a new UN commission report that accuses the regime of crimes against humanity since 1991.

"It is so important that we are here to show support to the Commission of Inquiry’s report when so much energy has been spent by the Eritrean regime and their supporters to discredit the findings of the report," Vanessa Berhe, who participated in the protest, told Al Jazeera.