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The Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea: How Did We Get Here?

If one were to take a glance at the Eritrean history pages that desperately await an objective scribe and flip from the page of September 1st, 1961 to October 3rd, 2013, the vines of time that bind these two dates would surely appear as if poisoned by a tragic irony. Hamed Idris Awate’s first shot would have appeared as if it were released from the hand of a track inspector signaling the start of a mad race into exile – and October 3rd, 2013, would have been but a glimpse of an episode that earned its horrible notoriety for mercilessly daring to vandalize, with horrific features, what is otherwise a solemn picture of routine exodus. Context and all that remains untold in between these two dates are the only pieces that would spare this exercise of comparison from being a juxtaposition of sorts.

The question of “How did we get here?” is also best answered by history; unhurried in its glorious, detailed manifestation and unraveled with the stinging of brutally honest assessments from our historians and analysts. The pondering of how the people of what was once known as “The Land by the Sea” perished into the sea, divides its rich irony both for the pages of the historians and its poets. The question of “How did we get here?” doesn’t just don an inquisitive feature, but levels a serious suit against the apparent acts of injustices accrued over the years. And this question lingers, grows and chokes the conscience of all who have looked into and at the daunting reality of the human rights violations of Eritreans today.

As it pertains to the exodus of Eritrean citizens, it is often discussed as a neat equation of the push and pull phenomenon. The “push” argument is often understood as a cause that fashions itself as a crisis of the times. When a nation functions lawlessly, however, the “push” factor is not a phase but a consistent and systematic mechanism of rejection & ejection of the citizens by the State. And the decision of a citizen to live in exile, in this context, is an intersection waiting to be crossed and that intersection is not where one is introduced to a motive, but discovers an otherwise unnecessary opportunity to pursue a better life in exile. The Eritrean youth, a majority of those in exodus, is either born into or grows up in a system that, by its very nature of injustice, produces a perpetually uprooted state of being. When one waits for the day to escape lawlessness, that soul’s investment is in a just and peaceful future outside the homeland. If lawlessness compels the citizens of a nation to abandon their country, then the exodus of the citizens is as much of a quest for justice as it is an escape from injustice. Just as much, any aspect of injustice that perpetuates the exodus of its citizens is nothing less than a criminal act that, in essence, can be argued as a case of a masked deportation en masse. It may not be a legal phrase, but what adequately expresses this reality is Kid aytbelo kemzkheid gbero”: a Tigrigna adage that conveys a deliberate action that executes its aim indirectly. In this case, the PFDJ regime’s action perpetuates the people’s exile.

Exodus is a label that must be unpacked and examined thoroughly; it is not merely people en route, but a set of tangible and abhorrently real testimonies of people with wounds, victims of and witnesses to gruesome violations. When citizens are stripped of their rights to due process, to free elections, to pursue a livelihood, to enjoy their basic liberties and the consequences of such deprivations are deliberate acts and policies of the State, then the consequences that befall on the citizens and what can be leveled against them is not purely circumstantial. But, of course, the mission here is clear: we are here to identify concrete stories of abominable violations of the human rights of Eritreans so that we can provide the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (COI) what it requires to unequivocally indict those responsible. A sober, meticulous and careful work is what we must engage in and its success is critically dependent on the testimonies of courageous Eritreans everywhere.

The Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea was established because a number of Eritrean activists worked tirelessly over the years to expose the human rights violations of Eritreans to the international community and specifically the UN Human Rights Council. Human Rights Concern-Eritrea was instrumental in forming the necessary connections to ensure this historic decision was expedited, in light of the current human rights situation in Eritrea as well as the tragedies faced by those fleeing. It must be noted without any equivocation, however, that the COI on Eritrea is established as the result of every activist who raised awareness of the injustices and crimes of the regime; every journalist who sought credible news to report; every ordinary Eritrean who provided support and encouragement to these efforts and most importantly every victim and family member who spoke publicly about their personal suffering.

It takes courage to give testimony on behalf of oneself or on behalf of those whose rights were violated by PFDJ. And yes, there may be certain deterrents that discourage one from speaking out; the sense of shame or betrayal are examples of familiar cultural offenses. Nevertheless, the courage to speak out, in this case, is just as much a quest for justice on behalf of an entire nation as it is on behalf of oneself and other victims. To stand up for your rights and for those of your countrywomen and men, is to stand up for the future welfare of the nation that thousands have bled, died and sacrificed for. 

While it is important that victims obtain justice for the grave human rights violations they endured, the significance of the COI goes beyond those in the Diaspora able to share their stories. Those who died at the hands of the regime and those still languishing in prisons are obviously not able to come forward and testify. The responsibility to restore dignity to their lives and hold the responsible parties accountable lies with us. Victims should be encouraged to come forward and speak openly about their experience; victims’ families should share their suffering and the rest of us should commend their courage to represent the truth, regardless of a possible hostile reception. As Eritreans used to masking our fears in shame, we are obligated to support and encourage them to come forward and validate this new era of openness instead of clinging to destructive secrecy. It is within our power to influence what the outcome of the COI will be and with power comes responsibility; in this case, we are responsible to the victims of the current Eritrean government, both alive and deceased.

That the Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea is a United Nations construct and thereby deemed untrustworthy may be a valid concern of some Eritreans on both sides of the political aisle. However, this notion can be challenged with vigilance and engagement by all of us, particularly the justice seeking community. What must be emphasized is that the findings and decisions of the COI depend solely on the testimonies and evidence provided by Eritreans. This effort to obtain justice for our victimized brothers and sisters may not conform to the self-reliant and anti-external intervention ideal Eritreans are attached to but it is currently the only legal platform afforded to these victims and their families. As the daily headlines remind us, our youth are fleeing the country to avoid being subjected to various human rights violations and our tragic reality is that this solution is neither safe nor sustainable. The COI will allow the voices of these youth and others to be heard and hopefully hold the criminal element of PFDJ accountable by exposing the abusers and bringing justice to the victims, with the hopes that collective healing and reconciliation are what follows.

We encourage you to visit our website: www.coi-eritrea.org, stay in touch, join us as we continue to work on behalf of those victimized.

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  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista

    Eritrean regime is due to replace the old ID cards with new and advanced once. Now, you may be thinking, how could a card be “advanced” without installing an “advanced” tracking system that process such advanced card. Or does this mean the people conducting giffa will be equipped with advanced card processor that handles such an advanced card? Actually, the advance is claimed to involve a “standard” name spelling (did yg had anything to do with it….hmmm) that is said to be the result of “in depth study & research”.

    The replacement process involves making an application in person (yeah, ya all draft dodgers… time to face da music:). Once you complete your apps forms (application form, no freaking apps…right:), a single hole will be punched right under your picture on the old one, it means you can use it till you get the new one. Once, the replacement is given to you, the old one will be hole punched again and given back to you as a souvenir. Two holes means, it can’t be used again, not valid. Now, if you don’t want to get a new one, just put one of those hole yourself and tell em my application is in progress:). Alternatively, (don’t try it at home) if some one p!ss you off, just stick in two holes in their ID. They will be stranded.

    Once you get one advanced id card and one old one with two holes, you will have to go around every office you happen to have had a file with and replace the old number with the new one!!! Hang on, wasn’t this supposed to be advanced? You see, it has no freaking system to support it. So, you go to office X and tell the your old id # 1234 is now id# 4321 and move on to office Y and do it all over again. If you’re one of those who lives in Africa, uses Eritrean passport, has files with various ministries, purchased a plot of land, have marriage and family issues…you be in for a long run around. If you had an attorney document, it has to be re-issued. Birth certificates??? complicated – parents new id # needs to be replacing the old….

    But, seriously, why? Is there need? A resource and technology for such an overhaul? Of course not. There are various theories…what’s yours?

    cheers

    • saay7

      Hailat:

      Here’s a theory:

      In the annex of the SEMG Report, you will find this:

      “They [non-compliance with 2% tax] do not also curtail the natural right of Eritrean citizens to visit their home country or relatives so long as they are HOLDERS OF ERITREAN NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD or passport.” (Emphasis added)

      This is from letter dated 14 July 2014, entitled: “Eritrea’s Response to the Information Request Contined in the Letter S/AC.29/2014/SEMG/C.14”

      Also

      “Furthermore, as falsely propagated by some quarters and frequently reflected in the reports of the SEMG, Eritreans are not denied their natural right of visiting their country. They do not need an entry visa. All they are required to do is show A VALID ERITREAN IDENTITY CARD or passport on arrival.” (Emphasis added)

      This is from a letter dated 12 August 2014, entitled “Eritrea’s Response to the Queries Containted in the Letter S/AC.29/2014/SEMG/OC.64”

      In Eritrean parlance, this is also known as ካብኡ ኣይትሕለፉ.

      Anyway, just a theory. I will write more about the SEMG report… time permitting.

      saay

      • haileTG

        Selamat saay (sorry I was out on regional mission again, I am working to lower tensions 🙂

        I called my HGDEF friend (here in diaspora – ex-2% collector and regime spy) to ask him his views. This is true by the way. Except his responses were poor and he agreed with me after debunking them for him.

        Firstly, he told me that it is probably to do with the opposition people and to intended to sift through their identity, since in his estimation, most are Tigrayans.

        Well, I said it would have been easier to withdraw their citizenship and usher them to the Tigrayan Immigration and Citizenship individually than to ask 5, 6, or whatever million people to undergo the process involving drastic overhoul. He said I had a point.

        He then said it must be to do with the new constitution and trying to set the ground for potential multi-party elections.

        Well, I said that couldn’t be because you need the constitution to set the rules of issuance of ID cards, not the other way around. And he said I was being typical teqawamay and that I needed to bring a better theory if I didn’t like any of those two he offered.

        I told him it might have to do with:

        1) Try to prop up 2% by inventing the need for service (like renew attorny docs)

        2) Might be used to call up people and hand them the AK-47s too along their new ID

        3) A shrewed way of conducting population census and creat facts on the ground.

        Well, he said good point but ezom teqawemti aytEmenun Ekum, before we parted:-)

        Cheers

        • Semere Andom

          Hi HTG:
          I hope before they finish this project they will be finished

    • Hamza Yusuf

      Lol. I like your sense of humor. No apps 😉

  • Peace!

    Hi everyone,

    This is a clear indication that the oppositions are doomed to remain cellar dwellers as they continue to depend on inquires and sanctions.

    regards

    • haileTG

      hello Peace,

      Could you please explain how the political opposition groups have been replaced and their fate determined by the establishment of COI? In fact, does your prediction also include those opposition who are not much interested by it and consider an armed confrontation is the only way? Does the COI require membership of opposition in order to investigate cases? And finally, why does COI goals undermine political opposition work?

      Regards

      • Peace!

        Hi HTG,

        I didn’t say any of that you put in your question; nevertheless, the point I am trying to make is efforts by civic movements are making the opposition groups look as if they don’t even exist. The opposition groups have not done anything other than celebrating Ethiopian sponsored sanctions and of course holding endless meetings. Now, the question is where do we go from here?

        Regards

        • haileTG

          Hello Peace

          Thanks for clarifying. I thought you were meaning to dismiss the COI as the work of the opposition and hence proving the opposition ineffective. I now get what you mean. The “Ethiopia sponsored sanction” part is not clear. Do you believe the PFDJ had no role in triggering it as well as creating the grounds for keeping it? If Ethiopia can sponsor and maintain a sanction, wouldn’t that over estimate their capacity and underestimate the world powers to be at the whim of Ethiopia?

          Regards

          • Peace!

            Hi HTG,

            I hope you are not defending the opposition groups because the record is out there and speaks for itself. And just for the record, PFDJ is responsible not only for the sanction, but also for our past, our present, our future, and our lives. However that does not necessary mean the weaknesses of the opposition groups, the conspiracy by the sellouts, and the hypocrisy of the UN are justified. And I have been saying that Ethiopia is a client state and is economically, politically or military subordinate to another more powerful state in international affairs. So the “underestimate” is more relevant when Ethiopia fails to obey the order, not when she redeems her reward.

            regards

          • haileTG

            Hello Peace,

            1 – PFDJ is not, never been and will never be responsible for our lives. It is only responsible for our death and demise. That is a fact.

            2 – I support and defend the opposition. The task of opposition in Eritrea is incredibly difficult and not for the faint hearted. The current swelling mass of opposition came about because PFDJ let it rip. Because, the Israeli have put a wall along Sinai. Because, the world is disturbed by the image of Eritrea and the tragedies it represents. Please don’t tell me because it is that we are the type of people who believe in justice, democracy and development of our nation. No, we didn’t show any regard to those noble causes. We are a people who indulge in false sense of pride on the achievements of our yesteryear struggle era. We have proven time and again to stand directly against our very own interests. We have justified a war mongering, genocidal regime to decimate us with impunity. We stood consistently against moral, spiritual and legal bounds. We are a nation that worships under a Patriarch that has been ex-communicated. We are a nation who turned our back on G-15 who gave it all to deliver the promises of our struggle. We are a nation who with the audacity to rule over the world with ridiculous, communist era and rejected as well as long forgotten ideology. We are a nation who can’t hear the wailing of mothers and children and the cry for justice of those who gave us their best and most for our betterment. Simply put, we are a nation of sinners and betrayers.

            Few courageous souls stood valiantly over the years. At huge cost to their lives, families and loved one’s. We went extra ordinary length to tarnish, isolate and ostracize them. Today the chickens have come home to roost. The world has stripped us off our prized toy, the gun. The world put its foot down and said no more nonsense. The choices given to us are stark, go with IA and disappear from the face of the planet or live with normal rules of humanity. It is preposterous to hide behind fickle accusations of those who did their utmost and stood moral ground over the years. The opposition had always every colors and stripes to suit every tendencies: ethnic, religious, ideological, democratic, crazy, sober, single, organized…you name it. Your attempt to find hiding place behind those who did what they knew best and in whatever way they knew how is less than honest and lacks in integrity. It was not the lack of opposition that weakened our voices but the lack of ability to see through the devil worship we found ourselves shamelessly addicted to. And the devil we worshiped so faithfully is now taking his due. Children are sacrificed at the altar of the Mediterranean sea and we are asked to dance and be intoxicated while their bodies remain unburied!!! Peace, when the index finger point to the other, the rest usually point to ourselves.

            3 – A client state is one beholden to outside interests and doesn’t advance own agenda. It is laughable that you think a nation that created over 80 world accredited universities for its people, a nation that created world class airlines for its people, a nation that set its people on the path to democracy and prosperity, a nation that is dubbed to become Africa’s largest Power Exporter, a nation that the is linking up its people with world class railway (built by paid and not enslaved youth), a nation that turned every city of its country into vibrant and thriving investment hubs can be called a client state. Eritrea is a client state, its youth are enslaved, its economy barren, its citizens immobilized and blockaded, its children dumped to refugee camps and deserts, its armed forces linked to the most unsavory practices in terrorist affiliation, human trafficking and extreme repression of the subjugated population. A nation that has nothing to show more than few slave dug water holes for 23 years of fully facilitated regime. A nation with useless currency, no airlines, no university, no middle class, no constitution, no budget, no justice system, no health system (flooding Sudanese clinics), no developed sector, thousands running out monthly…that is client state my friend. That is a truly sell out regime my friend, that is a nation that doesn’t serve its citizens but interested outsiders. In fact, that is why it got caught up in sanctions.

            So, dear peace, let’s not do zehmqo aloni betrey habuni. I count my blessings with whatever small the opposition does, because the primary responsibility is that of the people who are direct stakeholders and not those loyal diaspora trying to do their best from abroad, with their time, money and resource. Let’s call a spade a spade…we should be well past the bottle now at the age of 23.

            Regards

          • Peace!

            Hi HTG,

            The problem is many people assume the opposition groups as if one united entity with clear vision and message, but the reality is quite different, so basically you are even defending people whom don’t even share your point of view. And please don’t get me wrong it is my wish to see a united opposition capable of dismantling PFDJ and restoring everything we have lost.

            And the other thing is it is so ironic to see Eritreans defend Ethiopia more than the Ethiopians themselves. Ethiopia is a client state and it is a fact. Just because it builds universities and runs successful airlines industry does not mean she cannot be a client state. That’s silly.

            regards

          • haileTG

            Hi Peace

            – Defending people who don’t share my point of view but oppose the current oppression should go with the territory. Respecting differences should be reciprocated provided it is mutual.

            – The opposition is not one united front. But my point is far deeper than that. In Eritrea’s case, opposition is a very difficult undertaking where people think with nostalgic attachments of the struggle era to justify current injustices. Please ask the founder of this website what it meant when he had to stand as a lone voice in the early days. Even, as recent as pre-Lampedusa and Sinai injected shocks, our people have acted blind, deaf and vindictive to the call of justice. Your “sell out” tag is something we so commonly handed down to every voice of reason, every whistle blower, every elderly, every spritual leader, every ghedli veteran, every Mediterranean sea victim, ever scholar, every captive in external aggression…. you name it. Can you think of a single Eritrean voice that wasn’t branded with the tag? Even the recent 22 intellectuals who wrote lukewarm letter offering to help were branded that. So, our problem is our disunity with TRUTH and FACT, our disunity between mind and our mouths, our disunity on our actions and words, basically a disunity of the person not the organization. There is no type of opposition that hasn’t been tried out, and organized. It is either woyane, CIA or USA or whatever. When you start with clear head and truthful heart, organization is the least of your challenges. You will regain your dignity and your true worth as a human being. To say there is anything the opposition could have done to bolt out the public is a tough call. This is what happened when Lampedusa struck, many people were jolted to common sense. Sadly, I fear that we will needlessly be exposed with bigger crisis because the ideas you are toying with are rather disheartening. All is lost when you finally judged the victim responsible for the crimes wrought upon him by the abuser. People can oppose and the dominant and mainstream idea would always win the day. Assuming that there is need to oppose the regime, is there any mainstream center agenda holding opposition at all (in your view)? If there is, why hasn’t is mustered enough strength to address our issues? qnat adey hankuwiluni is the oldest trick in the books of prevarication. Our people didn’t raise to the occasion, despite a glaring and obvious blunders against their very basic human dignity. The train stops there.

            – Client State is a political term and used by the CIA in the cold war era. It is outdated and replaced by allies. Client states are often run by an non-elected junta. Normally they impoverish their people and are used for external purposes that has nothing to do with the client state itself. Ethiopians can defend themselves well but my point is to have a “desolate” country as the bishops said, at the end of 23 years of popularly facilitated regime calls the regime’s allegiance to the state to question. We are in a situation of indefinite arms embargo, in service of the Somalis who returned the favor by testifying against us at the time of the imposition of the sanction. That is the mother of all shames, but then again, we’re Eritreans we are wearing a cow dung in our eyes for clear vision:-)

            Regards

          • haileTG

            New arrivals of Eritrea to Etiopia (see assenna for full story)

          • Mahmud Saleh

            Dear Peace;
            That’s eaxctly the reality of Eri-politics today; either you have to be a completely negative story telling or someone who paints heavenly stories of PFDJ Eritrea. I hope the alternative majority get more traction

  • haileTG

    BREAKING NEWS FROM THE Office Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox Church
    Diocese of North America.Diocese Europe. Dioceses Middle east.16/10/2014::
    BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS .
    ህጂ ዝመጸና (ዜና ) ዉዑይ ሓበሬታ።
    መንበረ ጵጵስና ሰሜን ኣሜሪካን፡ኣውሮጳን ማእከላይ፡ምብራቅን ብዛዕባ እቲ ተኸሲቶ ዘሎ ሓድሽ ኩነት ኣብ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን፡ሓድሽ መግለጺ ኣውጺኡ ኣሎ ።ነዚ መግለጺ ናብ ኩሉ ክትዝርግሕዎን ሻር ክትብልዎን ንምሕጸነኩም፡።እቲ መግለጺ ኣብ ታሕቲ እንሆሎኩም።

    መግለጺ ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተክርስቲያን ኤርትራ፡
    መንበረ ጵጵስና ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ፣ ኤውሮጳን ማእከላይ ምብራቕን

    እዚ፥ ስምረት ገዳማት ኤርትራ ኣብ ልዕሊ ኣቶ ዮፍታሄ ድሜጥሮስን ቀሺ ሃብቶም ርእሶምን ዝኣወጅዎ ውግዘት ምኽንያት ብምግባር ዝወጽአ ዘሎ መግለጺ ኣህጉረ ስብከታት ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ፥ ኤውሮጳን ማእከላይ ምብራቕ እዩ።

    ቅዱስ እንጦንዮስ ርእሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ወፓትርያርክ ዘሃገረ ኤርትራ፥ ብ13 ጥሪ. 2006፥ “ሕጊ እንተ ረገጽካዮ ተመሊሱ እዩ ዝረግጸካ” ዝበልዎ ረዚን ትንቢታዊ ቃል ብግብሪ ክፍጸም ንርእዮ ስለዘሎና ንኣምላኽ ነመስግን።

    ኣህጉረ ስብከታት ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ኤርትራ ብተደጋጋሚ ክገልጾ ከምዝጸንሐ፥ ኣቶ ዮፍታሄ ድሜጥሮስን ቀሺ ሃብቶም ርእሶምን፥ ንኹነታት ጳጳሳት ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ኤርትራ ብምምዝማዝ፥ “ዋና ኣማሓዳሪ፥ ፈጻሚ ኩሉ ጉዳያት” ዝብል ስም ተጠቒሞም፥ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ምሉእ ብምሉእ ጅሆ ሒዞማ ጸኒሖም እዮም። ካብዚ ዝነቐለ፥ ንልዕሊ ዓሰርተ (10) ዓመታት፥ ኣብ ልዕሊ ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ኣገልገልታን ዘውረድዎ ሃስያ፥ ኣብ ውሽጢ ምእመናን ዘስረጽዎ ምፍልላይ፥ ዘውረድዎ ግፍዒ፥ ዕንወት፥ ውግዘትን ምፍልላይን ብዓቕሚ ናይዚ ጽሑፍ’ዚ ክዝርዘር ዝከኣል ኣይኮነን።

    እዞም ክልተ ውልቀ-ሰባት፥ ካብ ሓላፍነት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ካብቲ ደረት ኣልቦ-ስልጣኖምን ተኣልዮም ኣለዉ። እዚ፥ ጽቡቕን ሓደ ስጉምቲ ንቕድሚትን እዩ። ቤተ ክርስቲያን ክትድበስ፥ ምስ ኣሓት ኣብያተ ክርስቲያናት ኮነ ምስ ኣድማሳዊ ሕብረት ኣብያተ ክርስቲያናት ብኽብሪ ክትስራዕ፥ ሓቢርና ንኣምላኽ ከነምስግን እንተኾይኑ ግና፥ እቲ ቀኖናዊ ግህሰት ምስ ዝዕረን ካብ መንግስታዊ ተጽዕኖ ናጻ ምስ እትኸውንን ጥራይ እዩ። እዚ ዝኸውን ድማ፥ ርእሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ፓትርያርክ እንጦንዮስ ነቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ጳጳሳት ዘንበርዎ ውግዘት ንኸልዕልዎ ዕድል ክወሃቦም ይግባእ።

    በዚ መሠረት፥ ኣህጉረ ስብከታት ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ኤርትራ፥ ነቲ ገዳማውያን ኣቦታት ዝወሰድዎ ስጉምቲ ብኣድናቖት እናኣመጎሰ፥ እዚ ዝስዕብ ለበዋታትን ጻውዒትን ብኣኽብሮት የቕርብ፣

    1. ርእሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ቅዱስ እንጦንዮስ ካብ ዘለዉዎ ማሕዩር ብህጹጽ ነጻ ውጺኦም ናብ ሕጋውን መንፈሳዊን መንበሮም ይመለሱ።

    2. እቶም ብሰንኪ እምነቶም ዝተኣስሩ ኣገልገልቲ ቤተ ክርስትያንን ምእመናንን ይፈትሑ።

    3. ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ኤርትራ ካብ መንግስታዊ ተጽዕኖ ናጻ ኮይና ብቀኖናዊ ፓትርያርክ ዝምራሕ ቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ ትመሓደር።

    4. ቤተ ክርስቲያን ሓዋርያዊ ሰንሰለታ ሓልያ ብሓደ መጓሰ ክትምራሕ፥ ርእሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ቅዱስ እንጦንዮስ ኣብ መንበሮም ተመሊሶም ውግዘታዊ-ፍትሓት ክህቡን ወግዓዊ-ዕርቂ ክግበርን።

    5. ስምረት ገዳማውያን ኣቦታት ዝጀመርክሞ ዝነኣድ ስጉምትን መንፈሳዊ ትብዓትን ክትቅጽልዎ፥ ስለ ሓቂ፥ ፍትሕን ርትዕን ድማ ወትሩ ብጸሎት ክትነቕሑ ንምሕጸን።

    6. ጳጳሳትን ገዳማውያን ኣቦታት ብኦርቶዶክሳዊ ሓድነት ተጠርኒፍኩም ንዝጸንሐ ከቢድ ውግዘትን ምፍልላያትን ብምሕረትን ዕርቅን ንኽውዳእ ክትጽዕሩ ንላቦ።

    7.ምእመናን ኦርቶዶክሳዊት ቤተ ክርስቲያን ኤርትራ፥ “ዓገብ” ብዘይምባልና ኣብ ሃገርናን ህዝብናን ወሪዱ ዘሎ ከቢድ ግህሰት፡ ስደትን ሞትን ተረዲእና “ኣቦና ይፈትሑ” ኢልና ኣብ ቅድሚ ኣምላኽን ሰብን ክንቀርብ ይግባእ።

    ልዑል ኣምላኽ መዓልቲ ሓቂ፥ ዕርቅን ሰላምን ይሃበና። ዕድመን ጥዕናን ንቅዱስ ፓትርያርክ ኣቡነ እንጦንዮስ ሂቡ፥ ንቤተ ክርስቲያንናን ሃገርናን ድማ ሰላምን ምሕረትን የውርደልና። ኣሜን።

    መንበረ ጵጵስና ኣኅጉረ ስብከታት ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ፥ ኤውሮጳን ማእከላይ ምብራቕን

    16 ጥቅምቲ 2014 (፮ ጥቅምቲ ፳፻፯ ዓ.ም ግእዝ)

  • Tesfabirhan WR

    Dear COI,

    This is a great move and I am happy that such development is coming from the Eritreans. Thanks Elsa Chrum. And if you need any assistance from France, I will be available to cooperate with you!

    Wish you success in exposing the PFDJ system and all the crimes committed by this junta!

    hawkum
    tes

  • Shum

    This is a huge development. I hope this puts faces and real stories to the statistics that we hear. I also hope this gets international media attention. If we can hold PFDJ accountable for the misery and suffering of our people with this commission, it will serve as a reminder for future governments and leaders to take heed and prevent this from happening in the future.

  • Kokhob Selam

    Dear COI,

    you will receive a lot of untold histories and experiences. in fact the first real innocent who has been victim still didn’t come out and say his experience. And yes that all experiences will lead as on how we reach to this stage which in turn will help us in curing our wounds.