Eritrea: Government crackdown forces thousands to flee

Posted on June 6, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Border Crossings, Civil Unrest, Expatriates reports that brutal government repression in Eritrea, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture, is leaving its citizens with no option but to flee, a UN expert said on Wednesday. “The human rights situation in Eritrea is dire,” Sheila Keetharuth told reporters in Geneva, where the UN’s top human rights body was debating the situation, noting that thousands have fled despite a shoot-to-kill policy for those trying to cross into neighbouring Ethiopia or Sudan. Read article

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