- Created: Thursday, 22 September 2016 01:31
At this very moment as we are conducting our congress in Brussels, our fellow Eritreans, especially our Afar people are being violently persecuted by the Eritrean government and its ruling PFDJ junta in Eritrea. Our people, the Eritrean Afar, are exposed to unprecedented human rights violations, including mass murders, extrajudicial killings, rapes, mass displacements, disappearances and tortures. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea and the UN Commission of Inquiry
in Eritrea (COI) have confirmed Eritrean government’s systematic targeting of the Eritrean Afar in order to force them from their traditional homeland of (Dankalia), a resources rich and strategic coast along the Red Sea.