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Ethiopian Government Torturing British Citizen


Dubbed the Nelson Mandela of Ethiopia by the opposition, Andaragchew Tsige, a British citizen, was kidnapped and extradited from Yemeni to Ethiopia, where he now faces torture and the death penalty

Ethiopian Government Torturing British Citizen


By The Economist,


ANDARGACHEW TSIGE, an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader with British nationality, could be facing the death penalty after apparently being arrested and sent back to his country of origin while on a trip to the Gulf. While transiting in Yemen on June 23rd, during a journey from Dubai to Eritrea, Andargachew mysteriously ended up on a plane to Ethiopia. It is believed that he was detained by Yemeni officials and handed over to members of Ethiopia’s security apparatus.ANDARGACHEW TSIGE, an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader with British nationality

Andargachew was charged by the Ethiopian authorities with terrorism and sentenced, in absentia, to death, at two separate trials between 2009 and 2012. Following post-election protests in 2005 he had fled the country and been granted asylum in Britain, where he created Ginbot 7, a leading opposition movement.

Now in the hands of the state which had legally prepared for his execution, his family are concerned about Andargachew’s safety. “The British embassy has still not been granted consular access,” says his wife, Yemisrach Hailemariam, who lives in London. “We are deeply concerned he is being tortured and they will wait for his wounds to be healed before anyone can see him.”

There are concerns that Yemen’s government did not follow the correct procedures for extradition. It is believed that Andargachew was arrested and flown to Addis Ababa without British officials being formally alerted. According to Anand Doobay, an extradition expert at Peters & Peters, a law firm, under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations the British embassy should have been notified that one of its citizens was being detained and given the chance to visit him. “Sometimes there is no legal extradition process and then there is a risk that rendition can take place following informal contact between police forces,” he says.

In recent years Ethiopia has conducted several extraditions with varying degrees of legality. Recently Okello Okuway, a Norwegian national, was arrested in South Sudan and extradited to Ethiopia. In June he was brought to court and faces terrorism charges. Prior to that Kenya detained and extradited two Ethiopian members of the Oromo ethnic group accused of having links to Oromo rebels, who were then sentenced to life in prison. One of them died in 2013 serving his term. Kenya also detained and sent a Canadian passport holder back to Ethiopia, where he faces terrorism charges for alleged links rebels from the Ogaden region. Human Rights Watch states that various other political refugees have been sent back from neighbouring countries.

“The region has always been dangerous for political activists,” says Jawar Mohammed, an Ethiopian political commentator based in America. “However, in the past kidnapping or assassinations were carried out by the Ethiopian security. Now such action is being undertaken by security services of the neighboring countries. This makes it extremely dangerous.” He believes that Yemeni officials may have been eager to take a knock at the government of Eritrea, Andargachew’s destination, because of the ongoing conflict between Yemen and Eritrea over the Hanish islands in the Red Sea.

Now that Andargachew is on Ethiopian soil, where he is considered a terrorist, his fate remains uncertain. His wife has called on the British government to step up their efforts. “If the British government allows Ethiopia to get away with kidnapping its citizen in international territory and stands by as they continue to torture, detain, and potentially execute my husband, then it sets a very bad precedent for the security of any Brit travelling abroad,” she says. British diplomats say they are demanding access to Andargachew, so far without success.

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After torturing Adargachew Tsige, the Ethiopian regime shows him on state TV

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78 comments:

  1. Please ignore Jawar Mohammed analysis that states "Yemeni officials may have been eager to take a knock at the government of Eritrea, Andargachew’s destination, because of the ongoing conflict between Yemen and Eritrea over the Hanish islands in the Red Sea." The Hanish island dispute was settled over a decade ago, and Eritrea has moved on from it, even though the ruling made no legal sense to give the islands to Yemen when it was historically under Eritrean jurisdiction.
    A more rational hypothesis on why Yemeni authorities kidnapped Andargachew could be purely economics.


    For a long time now, Yemen has been seeking a Majority Stake in Ethiopia’s Sole Tobacco Producer. Suspiciously, they only received the majority stake in the company on June 22, the same day they kidnapped Andargachew on.


    http://allafrica.com/stories/201406260507.html


    I don't think Yemen wants any trouble with Eritrea, especially as Yemen is already fighting several large insurgencies against the powerful Houthis (shia) rebels in the North and Al Qaeda terrorists in the East.


    But when it comes to making a profit, the Yemenis are known for selling even their own daughters to the highest bidder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ompypIwBM

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  2. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 9, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    He should know better. I wouldn't trust any Arab. It is a shame we use their airlines to and from Eritrea. Too bad we don't have a reliable "owned by Eritrea" air transportation

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  3. Eritrean Airlines flies from Jeddah and Dubai, so I don't know what you are talking about, buddy. But I know this isn't about facts, you're here to hijack the conversation. So refrain from trolling.

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  4. The guy promised hundreds of kids under the age of 21 that he would appoint them government positions if they were able to overthrow the government and place him in power. He made the kids use weapons against the police, leading to the death of many innocent lives. On top of that, he has used Eritrean tax dollars to build an army, in which some of them have been sent into Ethiopia. His army are not going into Ethiopia to attack government soldiers but innocent civilian women and children. This is a definition of a murder and a terrorist. You cannot commit crimes and flee to another country and have your past deleted. OLF members who conspired and killed over a dozen innocent chinese workers from digging out oil in the region thought they could flee to canda and escape their crime. Crimes will always come back for you, no matter race, reason or nationality. Good job for Yemen doing the right thing and sending a murder to justice. Peace in the Horn and LONG LIVE AFRICA

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  5. Ethiopians!
    The hell with the economist!
    You want to knock Woyane from the face of Ethiopian soil? There is only one formula. Forget demonstration, peace activism, begging USA or UK to put you in power (unless you are smoking crack), fighting online via Microsoft. Ask Mengistu Hailemariam, why he is in Zimbabwe. Thousands of you should be ready to die for the sake of 90+ millions of Ethiopians. If you can't remove woyane while enjoying vast of Ethiopian land to operate in and living among millions of your people who hate woyane to death, stop complaining, just accept woyane to be your master.
    You can't have your cake and eat it too!

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  6. Majority of Ethiopians love Woyanay. The reason no one can succeed is because at least with woyanay you know the country will make progress and there is stability. Anyone else and you have to sttart from scratch. You dont know whats going to come

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  7. I agree with you, the vast majority of Ethiopians (~6 millions) love woyane; I am only talking to the other 93% of Ethiopians.

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  8. Just shut up and read, you will learn so much that way.why do you have to comment on every issues. And embarrass Yourself. .flip some books instead. Dummy.

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  9. It is sad that Yemen has acted foolshly however, it is evident that the elite Ethiopians the likes of Jawad and the majority people in diaspora are good at talking but when it comes to the walk theyare like a lame ass!!!
    Ethiopians need to wake up before woyane could make Ethiopia a history!!!!

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  10. Jawar Mohammed, and Ethiopian commentator: "...believes that Yemeni officials may have been eager to take a knock at
    the government of Eritrea, Andargachew’s destination, because of the
    ongoing conflict between Yemen and Eritrea over the Hanish islands in
    the Red Sea."

    What ongoing conflict? Where has this guy been all this time? Don't the people at The Economist check their facts before they publish? That is misinformation!



    A Yemeni official took a bribe from Ethiopian authorities to arrest and extradite Andargachew. This seems a more likely scenario!

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  11. tigray, northern region of ahmara, afar, gumaz, half of somali region, half of oromia, all of southern nationality area, dira dawa harrar and addiss support


    southern ahmara, gambella, southern half of oromia, western half of somali do not support. Hence why all the opposition and security issues are always located on the boarders because thats where they are divided politically

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  12. I wish Madote have balls to say that "Swedish citizen have been detained and tortured by Eritrean government" as they did to the Ethiopian.

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  13. It's know the weyane is not fair nor to neighbours nor to his citizens, what is more sad is that his masters let him do at the day light all this inhuman acts. Where are the so called f**n Human Rights? sure if it was our case, we could hear it as breaking news..This world is so full of blindness, that don't deserve respect.

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  14. Ashatattt ansenaaaaa kkkkk

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  15. ...but he was not kidnapped...that makes it different...you should know what you talk..

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  16. Really?!!! qimalam tigre.

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  17. Hey mate listen, you know you are in an Eritrean website right? a website that only focus on What's good in, and what's good about Eritrea. I don't think you get the point, why don't you go to 'Hasina' if you wish to read some articles that satisfies your thirst for constant bad news, hate, defamation, and misinformation. wakeup mate!

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  18. What was the business of Andargachew in Asmara? As we know Eritrea is the only one enemy of Ethiopia . Funny, anyways our intelligence and security forces must appropriate by their success.

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  19. Wakeup:
    I don't care assenna or madote, shouldn't they be reporting the truth as they see it?



    I sure am impress with Weyane how they executed such plan of an opposition from a third country. I guess Weyane has become the USA of the horn of Africa while our Eritrea is going backward.

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  20. Bella Madote Eritrea..

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  21. z cruz in a new dress LOL

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  22. If you consider kidnapping is progress, next time you will tell us Alqaeda is good. Brother wake up and Educate yo self.

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  23. Where is Z CruiseJuly 10, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Golden 5,
    Guys I am sorry I tried to play you all around because I learned all what I used to say from your landsmen the so-called opposition weak groups. From now on I give up to repeat their words. My moral is telling me to leave you Eritreans alone because our region would gain more if we keep our head calm and treat you on a better way. We like it or not we are neighbors and obliged to live side by side. We both made mistake when bigmouthing eachother. It is typical African misunderstandings. But from now on I wont be the same person. This is my confession and I leave you alone. Sorry if I touched some nerves. Thanks for Madote that let me enjoy your company. Bye.

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  24. Where is z cruiseJuly 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Thanks again Madote
    God Bless !

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  25. Wake up, wakeup ain't this topic talking about Ethiopia?

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  26. Even though he is not kidnapped, I will rather talk about my countries injustice than my neighbor's.

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  27. Lol z cruise what happen you gave up easily this time looks like you got knocked the f*ck out to common sense wow never talk shit about Eritrea or Shabia or PIA respect. good thing that you started learning

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  28. You agame bitch pls leave to your Ethiopian website were tired of you GoSh

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  29. But your country is Ethiopia what you talking about lol don't try to be Eritrean pls lmao

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  30. If I am Ethiopian, you are Nigerian bro.
    My origin is My Felega... if you now where it is.

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  31. Loool if I was Nigerian I wouldn't be putting my nose in a Eritrean website but your the meron/Gay kind who claims to be Eritrean but is naturally and originally Ethiopian maybe she's your Gay/Sister. So stop Lying that your Eritrean we Eritrean's no each other and can tell who's Eritrean Note: all Ethiopian likes to claim there from the Eritrean villages cause mostly Asmara ppl won't know them So we know your tricks you agames

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  32. Cruz! What happened? You shouldn't give up on things like that, your country needs people like you.
    If you choose to say good bye to us, I wish you best luck and I wish to talk to you one day in Asmara.
    P.S- For the record it was uplifting to now that my beloved country Eritrea have people like you. Thanks and God bless you.

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  33. May be you are one of those who clame to be eritrean, but for me my origin is May Felega. If you don't know it (I don't expect you to now it) I will give you a hint it is not the name of a village it is a small river that goes around a lot of villages and we are ancestors of Minabe-Zerai.
    It is in "makel Eritra",so loser get a life know your original place some where in the south.

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  34. Dear where is z cruze,
    What do you mean when you say " I am going to leave you eritreans alone" i guess your true identity is now known.
    Don't need your response
    ARIVEDRCHI.

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  35. if Andargachew is British citizen then dawit isaak is Swedish citizen so both countries they have to free them. (my opinion)

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  36. why was he heading to eritrea???

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  37. Rora u lost ur mind, Dawit issak got his newspaper licence as Eritran citizen not as swedish. And as a holder of dual citizen he is liable to prosecute in eritrea as eritrean regardless of himself going to court as who passes the natonal security matter. Even u if u are Eritrean and own dual citizen seeking protection against eritrean gov, u pass any law in eritrea u will be prosecuted regardless of ur other citizen.On other hand Endargachew tisige arrested in yemen while travelled as a british citizen without informing brit authorities. እዝጊ ወደሃንኺ

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  38. Maybe next time I'll comment to someone who is on my age and not from Ethiopia . But pls stop faking where your from. We all know Ethiopia is shit. But choose another country for ex: Somalia will suit you better

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  39. *******


    The Arrest of Andargachew Tsige

    The Final Straw for the People of Ethiopia?

    by GRAHAM PEEBLES

    Faced with a brutal repressive regime, the people of Ethiopia inside the country and within the worldwide diaspora –frustrated, angry and desperate – are considering alloptions to elicit fundamental change in the country.........................

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/11/the-final-straw-for-the-people-of-ethiopia/

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  40. Rora Big up for you !!!!!.

    They dont have courage to face the truth .

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  41. so it seems you are well informed.


    than tell us exactly, what is his crime....and please dont come with general excuse like national security....


    what exactly he has done, that the GOE decide he is a threat to the national security.....


    what exactly is his crime?

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  42. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Good try fake Where Is Z Cruise

    I know this must be Eri Rat aka Eri lion or Yakob Cali or kirkir

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  43. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Rora,

    Some HGDEF troll is posting using my name

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  44. All agames know about Felega, if you know what I mean, knowing that would not make you Eritrean. At one time if you mention Felega, ppl use to be excuted in weyane land so agames know that term well.

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  45. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    EriRat

    You are the first suspect on using my name.

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  46. ha ha ha, that was too much asskissing....I knew, that it was fake....


    god bless you brother

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  47. Dummy, his crime is treason. Is that clear for you. Dawit issak is not a journalist by training he was just paid agent who was hired to distabilize our nation and he got what he deserved.

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  48. Another Moran, didn't you see what he commented, he is not Eritrean just like you, please be gone, leave this website alone.

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  49. Ohhh! What a loser!
    You see you are making a difference, I would like to see it that way.

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  50. i wander why same one from Ethiopia want to call an Eritrean????? if same one from any country in the world wants to call an Eritrean, He must be crazy or he wont to live with miserable life.

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  51. Hey denden,


    our local orthodox priest told me for a while (during the world cup qualification) that he would be happy if ethiopia qualified for the world cup in brazil.



    Do you think he is a paid agent, to undermine our eritrean community?



    Should I inform our local PFDJ leader....Please help, what should I do?

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  52. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    HIGDEF troll keep using my name, none HGDEF are wise enough to distinguish you from me.

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  53. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Golden nation

    Hmmmm may be it is you who is using my name!

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  54. Where Is Z CrusieJuly 11, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Read what you empty bottle ??? You want me to read Haddas Eritra?? Keep on reading that while you are in line at Welfare office.

    Next!!

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  55. Where Is Z cruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    he is blind so he cant see the topic lol

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  56. Where Is Z cruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    EriRat
    Where is the secretary of treasury Mr Hagos Kisha from lol. I could go on with the list including you, but that is not the case here. Anyone who disagrees with your trash mentality is an Agame. You are hopeless and homeless. Now go and take a line at the nearest welfare office so you could get food stamp. Please dont sell your food stamp for drug. You are wasting my tax money.

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  57. You are a real stupid agame, I suggested you read books to expand your narow minded chicken head. I never suggested you read haddas eritrea,
    First ; differntiate the difference between news paper and book, that should be your first step.
    Second; The fact that you mentioned wefare office tells me you really are tigraway .Because these are some of the things that are only known to tegarus.

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  58. Hey neighbor,
    Thank you for studying some of our history. That tells a lot about southerners envying (more accurately it is jealousy) Eritreans. You probably collected the information during your asylum process. In any case, well done for studying the history of your Dubai land...It won't be too late until you guys get work permits to fill in some labor jobs in the Free trade zone. Just a couple or three years. Prepare your resume. But, this time with your real background. Don't be fool to try fooling Eritreans, claiming to be Eritrean. You can only do that in the West, because they prefer to be fooled when it comes to 'Eritrean cases'.

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  59. Jimi
    Regardless his dual citizenship,it is his right to defend himself on the court of law.this is pure human right violation .No one know if he is guilty or innocent till he got a fair trail .

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  60. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Stupid headset, for you hasas Eritrea is your book a.w.a. Your bibel. I can bury your dead body with My books. All this is just b/s I am not a blind follower like you !
    Now go back you your line before someone take your spot. It sucks to be you Mr. Fake Gold aka Tanika or Korkoro.

    Wait a minute! I know what your reply will be kkkk you morons are so predictable.

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  61. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 11, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    *stupid headless

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  62. I guess, you enjoy it to mingle with eritrean's. Does it feel good to talk to people you look up to. But I don't
    So go wash a donkey.

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  63. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 12, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    Z cruise got only one dress unlike you who started using my name and write crap.
    Korkoro

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  64. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 12, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    Jim you are right in your comment but if you read what you wrote in the 3rd sentence -you said "Even u if u are Eritrean and own a dual citizen seeking protection against Eritrean gov, u pass any law in Eritrea u will be prosecuted regardless of ur other citizen"
    Now lets look at the word prosecute

    pros·e·cute (prs-kyt)
    v. pros·e·cut·ed, pros·e·cut·ing, pros·e·cutes
    v.tr.
    1. Law
    a. To initiate civil or criminal court action against.

    Now lets come back to Dawit Issak
    Dawit Issak has never been prosecuted, he was just hijacked from his home and thrown to prison.

    Do we agree now???

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  65. Nah man I don't do that stuff why would I be an agame you dumb as FUCK

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  66. Lmao rora-Hoe you Are just so stupid Eritrea don't need ppl like z cruise or prostitute rora from agames stop post garbage on this site

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  67. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 12, 2014 at 2:59 AM

    Denden,

    First of all you don't have to have training to become journalist in that case Haddas Eritrea would have not been existed. if there was a law that says "you should have to have training" then they shouldn't have him issued a business license.
    He had a legit license and he was doing a business in accordance to the law of the country. I used to read all the privet papers as well as Haddas Eritra, there were nothing wrong with what the papers were writing. They were reflecting the real situation in Eritrea, such as corruption, mismanagement, and bad administration. I remember, during the war, how one the privet papers made the goernor or mayor of Mendefera sweat with questions. The governor of Mendefera he packed his stuff in a truck and run away left the country (when Woyane crossed deep inside), this is when the whole Eritrean force was fighting to repulse the invasion. If there were not a privet paper no one should have known about this cowardly action by the governor.

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  68. Your dumber than agames little brain what truth are you even mentioning lol

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  69. Where Is Z CruiseJuly 12, 2014 at 3:04 AM

    I rather wash a donkey than to be dependent of others tax money- you welfare trash. You see now you drag me to your level, which I hate to be in. This is how you morons are. For every critics or comment opposes your blind idea posts, you come back with insult.

    Go and get a job!

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  70. Lol is this what Ethiopia-shit payed you to say but it don't make any sense. And tax money do you have you mean the aid money from USA lol you need some serious help ata agame keleb

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  71. Where Is Z CrusieJuly 12, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    EriRat
    EriRat aka Denden, aka, kirkir keep coming n different names to show the Gov of Eritrea has supporters. Keep multiply your names kkkkkk

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  72. That funny moment when I really don't understand any agame ppl what there saying lol you mother fucker get of this site this is for Eritrean go do something about you shit-holeEthiopia try and help them and stop fucking disturbing us here you comment gives us headache get lost and take you garbage with you z cruise ass licker and rora-Hoe.

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  73. Why do you still talk about welfare, how many times Do I have to tell you, only agamino beggars know this system, I am an eritrean in case you don't know .we eritreans do not need hand outs.we will fight to the end for our self reliance.
    Btw , come bye my house I will give you some leftovers.

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  74. You gone nuts lol I think you can't Handel the Eritrean website your Ethiopian suits you better

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  75. pouring a crocodile tear doesn't help any one instead of talking bla bla maedot was supposed to clarify the main issue why the eritrean government is supporting those terrorists? feeding them arming them while as all we know our eritrean brothers who are in the national service don't get as much food and shelter as those so called opposition. the second issue is that those groups are the once who believe that eritrea is part of ethiopia and don't accept the sovereignty of eritrea. then why do you think the eritrean gov. support such group in my view there could only be two reasons:-
    1) the eritrean gov. is working behind doors with the woyane rigim and is keeping those so called opposition to make sure they don't creat a danger to the ethio gov.
    2) the eritrean gov. is really working to destabilize ethiopian woyane and is trying to mobilize any opposition to woyane on the principle of my enemies enemy is my friend.
    but to me the most appropriate answer seams to be the first one cause shaebya juntas are not that dumb not to understand that the current opposition can't change any thing in ethio.

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  76. dont get angry bro.this is a place where we can debate not fight .if you are out of idea .it is ok man

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  77. where is the evidence .show us that he was a paid agent .
    if the government has evidence why dont they send him to court.

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