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shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby Awash » 13 Mar 2012, 23:08


A joint statement of over 40 countries on the human rights situation in Eritrea in HRC 19th Session
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 00:17 HRC

[Introduction by Asmarino Staff: In the 19th Session of HRC, over 40 nations have come up with a joint statement condemning the human rights condition in Eritrea. We hope this will be a prelude to pressuring the Eritrean government in the UN solely for its record on the atrocities it has been committing against its own people. We thank the human rights activist Elsa Chyrum for being there in Geneva, in person, fighting to bring this to fruition. And also our deepest gratitude to the Somalia Ambassador who presented the joint statement on behalf of the Eritrean people.]


HRC 19th Session

Joint Statement under Item 4


The Human Rights Situation in Eritrea


Madam President,
Somalia has been a strong supporter of the rights of the Eritrean people during their struggles for self-determination, even though this support came at a cost to Somalia. Somalia is greatly concerned, therefore, at the deteriorating human rights situation in Eritrea. After such a long struggle, the Eritrean authorities’ highest priority must be the rights of their people.

Madam President,
Somalia has itself suffered through long struggles. Somalia has repeatedly asked the Human Rights Council for assistance in overcoming its own problems, and we now bring the situation in Eritrea to the Council in the hope that the international community can help Eritrea to avoid the nightmare situation that has plagued Somalia for so long. For these reasons, Madam President, Somalia has the honour to deliver the following joint statement on behalf of over 40 countries.

The States that have joined together to make this Statement are deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Eritrea.

The Government of Eritrea has never held national elections and there are no political parties except the ruling party It does not allow independent media or international NGOs to operate.
Furthermore, the Government of Eritrea severely restricts freedom of religion and of belief, including through the use of arbitrary detention and physical abuse.

We are especially troubled by reports of inhumane prison conditions, disappearances, arbitrary detention, and extrajudicial killings.

Many people continue to flee the country to avoid forceful conscription into mandatory national service which requires men and women to serve for an indefinite period of time, with no clear criteria for completion of service. The government has detained family members of persons thought to have evaded national service, and operates a shoot to kill policy on its borders.

We also recall that the Security Council in UNSCR 2023 has condemned the use of the “Diaspora Tax” on the Eritrean Diaspora by the Eritrean Government to destabilise the Horn of Africa, deciding that Eritrea should cease using extortion, threats of violence, fraud and other illicit means to collect the tax. The Government of Eritrea to date has failed to comply.

Madam President,

The Eritrean Government has failed to address the two decisions by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which inter alia criticized the detentions of 21 prominent political prisoners and journalists in 2001 and called for their release.

As a result of our concerns:

• We call on the Government of Eritrea to end its use of arbitrary detention and torture of its citizens, and to release all prisoners of conscience

• We call on the Government of Eritrea to provide all relevant information on the safety, well being and, whereabouts of all detained persons, including persons missing in action, inter alia information pertaining to Djiboutian combatants.

• We strongly urge the Government of Eritrea to grant UN special procedures as well as international human rights and humanitarian organisations and NGOs access to the country and to permit them to operate without hindrance.

• We call on the Government of Eritrea to fulfill their international obligations and honour its commitments and abide by the terms of all relevant Security Council resolutions, including UNSCR 1907 (2009) and UNSCR 2023 (2011)

• Finally, we invite on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to brief the Human Rights Council on the ongoing Human Rights violations in Eritrea at the 20th Human Rights Council.

This statement was delivered on behalf of the following countries:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Somalia, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America,

You can see the joint statement as presented on Video here:
http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/ ... eting.html

http://asmarino.com/news/1356-a-joint-s ... th-session



Re: shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby Awash » 13 Mar 2012, 23:44


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Re: shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby yoha » 14 Mar 2012, 00:37


is that right ? would you please tell me how is that going to help Ethiopia




Re: shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby YeSat-Nebelbal » 14 Mar 2012, 01:08


You cannot find a happier Indian than the man in the picture. If human rights is truly represented at the UNSC, this historic land transfer should be fought against. The regimes that are dealing out lands like TPLF does should be removed and another government shall be adapted to help the average person.

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Re: shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby Joha » 14 Mar 2012, 02:21


YeSat-Nebelbal wrote:You cannot find a happier Indian than the man in the picture. If human rights is truly represented at the UNSC, this historic land transfer should be fought against. The regimes that are dealing out lands like TPLF does should be removed and another government shall be adapted to help the average person.

revolutions wrote:Image


ምንቸገራቸው በሰው ጥርስ ድንጋይ ቆርጥምበት እንደሚባለው የጋንቤላን ህዝብ እንደ እንስሳ ስለቆጠሩትና የራሳቸውም መሬት መስሎ ስለማይሰማቸው ባገኙት አጋጣሚ መሸጥና መለወጥ ስራቸው አድርገውታል look how this woyane are talking most of them don't even feel bad as long as that is happening in Tigray ትግራይ እስኪለማ ኢትዮጵያ ትድማ ብለው ተነስተው ካልሆነ ያንን ያህል መሬት ለውጭ ሰው ቀርቶ ላገር ሰው መስጠት ስህተት ነው በሌላው በኩል ብዙዎቹ የትግራይ ተወላጆች የሌላውን ህዝብ ካካባቢውና መሬቱ ቤቱ ሲፈናቀል ምንም ቅሬታም አይሰማቸውም ምክንያቱም part time Ethiopian ስለሆኑና ኢትዮጵያን ለጥቅም ብቻ ስለሚፈልጉ ነው ::



Re: shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby Awash » 14 Mar 2012, 02:27


yoha wrote:is that right ? would you please tell me how is that going to help Ethiopia


shabo,
You need to snap-out of your shabocentric self. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere".




Re: shabo gets condemnation at U.N. Human Rights Commission

Postby samuel » 14 Mar 2012, 03:27


Awash wrote:
yoha wrote:is that right ? would you please tell me how is that going to help Ethiopia


shabo,
You need to snap-out of your shabocentric self. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere".



I guess you are not following , what i said was since there are lots of injustice committed by the Woyane in Ethiopia and if you are an Ethiopian i mean if you really are then you need to address the Ethiopian Issue first and don't just waist your time by calling me and others Shabo again and again i hope you don't have a dream about shabo. please think about it and worry about the Ethiopian Issue .



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