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ERITREA-10 Reasons Why the UN Should Reject the Rapporteur’s Report


Sheila Beedwantee Keetharuth meeting with Sophia Tesfamariam - 3 June 2013


ERITREA-10 Reasons Why the UN Should Reject the Rapporteur’s Report


By Sophia Tesfamariam,

John Philpot, an international lawyer, writing in the recently published book “Justice Belied” writes how overriding selectivity of international law deprives it of legitimacy. He says discriminatory justice is not justice, and describes an international system where “selective prosecution” and the “impunity granted to major powers” undermines its credibility and efficacy.

Today, the Human Rights Council’s integrity is being undermined by “selective prosecution” and the “impunity” of certain states who insist on using the UNHRC as an instrument of their foreign policy. Since its establishment in 2006 as the successor body to the disestablished Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council, has a mandate to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights, to address situations of human rights violations and make recommendations.

Reconstituted as the UNHRC in 2006, the new forty-seven member body has a higher threshold for membership as well as a universal periodic review (UPR) process, which evaluates the human rights records of states, including those on the council. Unfortunately, it has not been spared the political machinations by some powers who insist on using this and other international bodies to advance their foreign policy agendas.

UN Resolution 65/251 stresses that the work of the UN Human Right Council (UN HRC) shall be guided by the principles of impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity.

Sheila Keetharuth, the UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea has undermined her credibility and integrity and her impartiality has been seriously questioned, not because of the inherent flaws in the mandate itself, but because of her past and present entanglements with anti-Eritrea elements who are obviously influencing her judgment. Such blatant affirmation of prejudice takes away from the good that Special Rapporteurs should do. States such as Eritrea can work productively with those who are concerned with Human Rights, and Human Rights only, and not those advancing a political agenda…compromising the credibility and integrity of the Human Rights regime….

As the record will show, it is not by coincidence that Sheila Keetharuth was appointed Special Rapporteur for Eritrea… as the Government of Eritrea has been her target for quite some time, and the UN Human Right Council provided the means to achieving her goals and that of her sponsors. Her background and activities against the Government of Eritrea on behalf of known anti-Eritrea political groups and individuals is a matter of public record and have been addressed ad nauseum[1].

The Manual of Operations of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council asserts that the independent status of these Rapporteurs “is crucial in order to enable them to fulfill their functions in all impartiality. It says:

“…Act in an independent capacity, and exercise their functions . . . free from any kind of extraneous influence, incitement, pressure, threat or interference, either direct or indirect, on the part of any party, whether stakeholder or not, for any reason whatsoever, the notion of independence being linked to the status of mandate holders, and to their freedom to assess the human rights questions that they are called upon to examine under their mandate…”

As the report of the Special Rapporteur and any decisions based on them, have a far-reaching impact on Eritrea and its population, it is important that it is reflective of the realities in Eritrea and not based on hearsay and innuendos and should not serve as a pretext or cover for illicit political agendas of certain quarters. There have been numerous inconsistencies and outright distortions in her previous reports; but for brevity’s sakes, the most egregious will be addressed. It should be noted that all previous attempts by the Eritrean government and Eritrean Diaspora communities to provide the Rapporteur with pertinent information on Eritrea have fallen on deaf ear.

Serving as a UN Rapporteur with a he budget allocated for travel and expenses, not to mention a hefty per diem of over $650 is a lucrative endeavor, and those who claim they are doing the work for altruistic reasons are insulting the intelligence of the people they purport or claim to be defending. After two years, it is obvious from the various press statements and personal engagements with anti-Eritrea regimes and groups sponsored by them, Sheila Keetharuth, the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea is incapable of providing a credible, verifiable, impartial report on the human rights in Eritrea. The credibility and integrity of the Commission of Inquiry, of which she is a part, has been seriously compromised and its reports on Eritrea will be neither credible, nor impartial for the following 10 reasons.

1. Whereas no report on Eritrea would be complete without the mention of the 14-year long occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories by Ethiopia, all previous reports produced by Sheila Keetharuth, a lawyer by profession, trivialize that very important issue. Her failure to adequately address and acknowledge Ethiopia’s illegal occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories and rejection of international  law,  as  being the root cause of the issues surrounding  peace, stability and security in the region today undermines, makes her selective calls for “adherence to international law”, biased and hypocritical.

2. Shela Keetharuth also neglected to mention the impact of the series of illegal, unfair and unjust sanctions placed on Eritrea, at the behest of the regime in Ethiopia. These sanctions, engineered by the United States and Ethiopia are in violation of Article 25. Members of the Security Council should not be allowed to willfully obstruct the work of the Council and powerful countries on the Council should not coerce countries into submitting either to its decisions taken in bad faith or to its demands negating the fundamental purposes and principles of the UN Charter, as Resolution 1907(2009) did. In the case of Eritrea and SC Resolution 1907 (2009) the Security Council acted outside the Charter, ultra vires. Article 25 obliges states to “carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter.”

The sanctions resolution against the State of Eritrea also is a violation of Eritrea’s right to self-determination  and Article 39- power of determination, Article 33 and Article 95-Resolution of Disputes, Article 2 and Article 51, Eritrea’s Right to Self Defense-enshrined in the United Charter. These sanctions were designed to weaken Eritrea’s economy and undermine her right to self-defense, a right protected under the UN Charter. Sheila Keetharuth calls for respect of UN Conventions and Charters in her reports on Eritrea.

3. The struggle for Eritrea’s independence and freedom was a fight for the human rights of the Eritrean people. Therefore, Eritrea’s current economic and political development strategy is based on social justice which guarantees equal opportunity for all citizens, and self-reliance which calls participation of all Eritrean citizens in the post-independence reconstruction and development of the war torn nation. Eritrea’s success in achieving 7 out of 8 of the Millennium Development Goals is a direct result of these strategies designed to improve the lives of the vast majority of Eritrea’s citizens. A successful endeavor touted by many as being exemplary in Sub-Saharan Africa and yet, Sheila Keetharuth chose to undermine and neglect those facts in her reports.

4. The methodology that Sheila Keetharuth chose to employ, the sources she chose to use collect her data as well as the scope of your report are dubious at best. Any impartial observer would have serious reservations about the primary and secondary sources she chose to use in compiling her reports. Ignoring the vast majority of Eritreans in the Diaspora while regurgitating unsubstantiated allegations made by politically motivated individuals and groups, undermines her impartiality and neutrality.

5. Sheila Keetharuth also chose to meet with officials in Djibouti and Ethiopia, the two nations behind the Human Rights Resolution on Eritrea, and conducted her interviews in both countries with persons who presented themselves as “Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers”. Her report does not reflect any effort on her part to verify their true identities, motives and state of mind. Most egregiously, she ignored the calls made to her by thousands of Eritreans through their representative organizations. Needless to say, their input, could have provided the balance, objectivity and impartiality that is sorely lacking in her methodology and compilations.

6. The UN Rapporteur’s previous reports on Eritrea contain exaggerated, politically Sheila with Elsa Chyrummotivated, and unsubstantiated allegations based on information from disgruntled individuals and puppet groups whose obvious primary motive is to destabilize the country and foster political and social turmoil among the population. Her public and repeated associations with these groups also bring to question her ability to separate her personal involvement in the Eritrean political space and the campaign against the State of Eritrea, from that of her mandate as a UN Rapporteur.

7. Sheila Keetharuth’s past reports contained insulting and unfounded allegations. Obviously, she does not know and has not visited the well mined border between Eritrea and Ethiopia. If children are being taken across the border, then it must be done by organized traffickers with the protection of and collaboration of the Ethiopian government, the Red Cross and UNHCR, on the other side of the border. How else can one imagine these children crossing such a dangerous militarized border? Rather than politicizing such a tragic issue, one would expect her to show concern for the security, safety and protection of such vulnerable groups and seek immediate intervention to stop human trafficking. Instead of shedding crocodile tears from Addis, she should call on the regime in Ethiopia to respect the rights of children and stop using them to advance its warped agendas.

8. Another deliberate and distorted presentation on Eritrea that Sheila Keetharuth, someone who has never visited Eritrea writes about is the issue of “militarization of higher education institutions” in Eritrea, a regurgitation of the prevailing narrative on Eritrea produced by Ethiopia and its handlers, a transparent ploy designed to undermine Eritrea’s educational system. First of all, it is categorically false. These distortions are part of a concerted effort designed to denigrate Eritrea’s higher educational system which continues to grow and provide unprecedented access and produce thousands of graduates. This forward looking strategy is making a significant contribution towards the growth of intellectual capital of the young nation. Many visiting scholars from the diaspora who have been actively involved with the system as instructors and trainers can attest to this fact.

9. Sheila Keetharuth in her past reports presented the fabricated issue of the Kunama and Afar ethnic groups in Eritrea and claims that they are being discriminated against and marginalized. With such preposterous assertions, she fell right into the political trap set for her by Ethiopia and its handlers. Both of these ethnic groups are being used by Ethiopia to advance its dual dreams-of getting access to the sea using the Afars, and reverse the final and binding decisions of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) using the Kunama. The latter are inhabitants of Badme, the casus belli for the “Eritrea Ethiopia border conflict”, and was unequivocally deemed to be sovereign Eritrean territory by the Border Commission.

10. Sheila Keetharuth’s reports also regurgitate unsubstantiated allegations about the status of women in Eritrea by vilifying the Government of Eritrea’s efforts to improve the lives of the women of Eritrea. The contribution of the women of Eritrea to the struggle for independence is a matter of record and source of great pride for the women of Africa in general and Eritrean women in particular. Eritrea has outlawed harmful traditional practices such as FGM, reduced childhood and maternal mortality by improving access and delivery of health care for women. The gains made in literacy and education, and the overall advancement in the economic, political and social status of the women in Eritrea and the commendable contributions they are making to the welfare of Eritrean society everywhere is not mentioned in her reports.

Repeated calls by Eritrea upon her to be neutral, independent and impartial in undertaking her duty have been ignored. The time is overdue to redress Eritrea and its citizens, who have been betrayed and victimized for over 6 decades in order to advance geopolitical interests of various powers in the region. The UN Committees should play a role in righting the wrongs and not contribute further to the anti-Eritrea campaign that resulted in the inappropriate and unwarranted appointment of the Rapporteur and now the Commission of Inquiry (COI) of which she is a part. Any report produced by the COI will have been tainted by the Rapporteur and her long held anti-Eritrea stance.

The ideal of the United Nations Charter, the sovereign equality of nations, big and small, powerful or weak, must be respected and upheld. No country has the right to intervene in the internal affairs of another and using the pretext of “protection of human rights” by the Rapporteur to intervene in the internal affairs of Eritrea and its people, its policies is a violation of that Charter. Eritrea is working with the UN Human Rights Council through the Universal Periodic Report (UPR) and the politically motivated appointment of the Rapporteur remains a diversionary tactic introduced to cover up Ethiopia’s violations of international law and the continued occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories. The UN System should not be used to advance the foreign policy agendas of Ethiopia and its handlers.


[1] http://stesfamariam.com/2013/12/06/eritrea-un-rapporteur-ought-to-recuse-herself-and-un-hrc-should-annul-her-politically-motivated-mandate/ Accessed 6 October 2014


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66 comments:

  1. kewedeku wedya menferaget tirfu melalat. belu amharut.
    dahray dma ems be amelu tewega mehalu dma yiblu.
    rske nebsna nimermr, slemntay ezi khulu kemzwerd zelo nhiteta ninefsna.

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  2. mewedeata alem yemetseh allo ibrahim agamino, enjera keybelaeken ketmota iken

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  3. dehan entemotna b'hansab kinmowt ena. gna eti sanction sle zelo kabakha eyu z'ijimer. ab qelqel zelekhum frhu. hagere agame nakhum ewn terifa 110,000 eritrawian tiqlb ala.

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  4. Ask yourself qondaf agame? What are you doing in the Eritrean website? Lemani!! Begging is a norm for agaminos. Move to your agaminos websites with your trash comment!

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  5. Oh Sophia... haven't heard from your skanky ass in a while... "the casus belli for the “Eritrea Ethiopia border conflict” is not Badme, it is Eritrea's miscalculation by issuing its own currency and then demanding Ethiopia trade it at par with the Birr. When Ethiopia refused, your economic parasite Eritrea's gravy train came to an end. Then your PIA in all his wisdom decided to invade Badme to punish Tigray. Again miscalculating the fact that Ethiopia's voices are many but they roar as one. The rest is history.... with you Sophia leading the charge pontificating to whom ever would listen about naughty Ethiopia. YET, not a single word from you about the thousands of your people that are perishing in the seas. Not a single word about your poor people that are having their organs harvested in the desolate deserts. What a shameful creature you are.

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  6. jgmariam@gmail.comOctober 28, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Thanks to patriotic Eritreans like Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam, the mask is sure to be unglued. With each passing day Eritrea is progressing forward and her enemies back ward. There is no tripping the Camel, she will rock steady(lol)

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  7. Aye zeragito Sophia:
    The regime is still standing and distroying our country because of people like you continue to support it.
    1. While you live in your warm home of VA, people can't even get clean water to drink in Eritrea.
    2. You continue to bash Ethiopia but you choose or fail to mention you got your education from Ethiopia.
    3. You are doing everything you can trying to prove your Eritreaness but you are a laughing matter.
    4. Why don't you you feet where your mouth is? Go live in Eritrea.

    By the way in your interview you stated we should support the regime and build two or three house in Eritrea, how many houses houses have you built?

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  8. Forgive her man. By the way you need to know she does not represent Eritrea. She was educated in Addis, at the least she should been greatful. Don't you know even after his death, she is still freighting with PMZ.

    As to our Eritreans that are pershing at the sea, you are wrong for those comments. Show some humanity.

    We all need to work to better both country. As an eritrean there is not a single country that bounds me culturally then Ethiopia.

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  9. Dika neska dea kabey amtsieka ketkeleb, hassawi, nebaeleka lemmena dea..tehade germen terekibeuley si,

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  10. Haki, I meant no disrespect for those that have lost their lives or their loved ones that have to suffer because of it. I'm just trying to make a valid point that Eritreans' energy, time and money should be directed at addressing their own problems and let Ethiopians address theirs. The constant spewing of venom only hardens feelings on both sides. Confucius once said - "Before you embark on the journey of revenge, dig two graves" These are wise words to ponder. That is all.

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  11. Yes indeed sister, Sophie, but we have a saying or two in Tigrigna:
    "ፈሊጡ ዘጽቀጠስ፡ መድፍዕ ነይንቕንቖ"!
    "ክበለዕዋ ዝደለዩ ኣባጉንባሕሲ፡ ዛግራ ቆቓሕ" ይብልዋ::
    These people are on an evil mission and they are not there to be logical or administer even a faint semblance of justice, but they are avenging their frustration on Eritrea for refusing to succumb to their evil designs and remaining standing taller for every mischievous machination these people come in. Long live Eritrea, the little one that can!

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  12. Ibrahim, you don't listen to Sofia aka (Asmara Thorn) saying all the sufferings and misery our people are facing is because of CIA, Weyane, NGOs, AU, UN

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  13. Is this article an English Translation for ER TV commentary?

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  14. And you Zeragi DEMHIT, what are you doing here?

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  15. dkha ewn entekhonku kabzterfeni yimeqlom, maa's kemakha chekan mushmush koine. zbelaékhmulu xahli ktsebruwun ait'hankhun kem ta gomxax amhareyti, afkum mbraqn mie'ramn tefiówolo kem sofia amhareyti.

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  16. zeragito, himam lbi zrgrg yeblka.
    ane daa'ab cyber world enda shaebya enda wayane zelo zeymesleni, bflay kemakha xemam hade derfu telyu emo, yismani di yikhewun endabelku yiftn eye ember wala hanti nezi chenawi neqax hasabat zwaferlu dima koriekaly, xemam

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  17. With all due respect I really think Sophia must refrain from writing on complex political issues which she has little knowledge of. As a political scientist, I feel obliged to advise patriots like Sophia to leave politics to politicians. Patriotism is one thing. Having capacity to address such complex topics is however quite different thing. One does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand the fact that Eritrea needs to accommodate the demand of the UNSC and allow the UN Rapporteur to do her job. The issue is as simple as that. Eritrea simply needs to cooperate. I think patriots like Sophia who got the chance to live and work in democratic nations like the USA are expected to stimulate the Eritrea government to do the right thing. Real politics is about cooperation and networking. One can not solve problems by confronting huge and respectable nations like the USA which have the moral obligation to defend human rights in the world. I don’t think it is difficult to learn from history. Leaders who repeatedly antagonized respectable and strong nations did not escape punishment. Eritrea is not and will not be different.



    PS. The border issue with Ethiopia has nothing to do with the work of the UN Rapporteur. Solving the stalemate is the sole responsibility of the disputing nations.
    Peace and development for Eritreans !!

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  18. Brother lalmba,

    You are right. ፈሊጡ ዘጽቀጠስ፡ መድፍዕ ነይንቕንቖ"! That is why we are asking eritrean leaders to stop acting like dead and start cooperating with strong and respectable countries like the USA. How can eritrean leaders fight agains the US and UN?
    Long Live Eritrea and Eritreans.

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  19. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnatna.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F08%2Fmeles-zenawi-sick.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnatna.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F08%2F02%2Fthe-economist-meles-absence-causing-jitters-in-the-ruling-circles%2Fmeles-zenawi-sick%2F&h=298&w=468&tbnid=uONMfu9GRlJciM%3A&zoom=1&docid=YNgfRDjTUZ8X0M&ei=0CxQVPWOH4qzyASXmIHYAQ&tbm=isch&ved=0CFMQMygrMCs&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=1627&page=3&start=41&ndsp=24

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  20. because we've no choice but to stand as always by the Truth and justice ... i'm not sure you understand these concepts just because every one want to jump of a cliff, it does not mean that we've to follow like a sheep. i did not realised their new marketing has gone as far as calling Fascism as "respectable".

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  21. kkkkk "still freighting with PMZ" .... so may i ask what she's "still freighting with PMZ" kkkkk
    kkk sorry i could not help it, its funny to see you trying to pass "perishing" of lie on the Eritrean people but your twisted heart could't help but to act twisted

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  22. A Weyane for sure! You heard a strong voice and so you want to exclude it. How about those educated in the US or Britain, the Scandinavian countries, etc...? They do not count as Eritreans? How about Ethiopians who educated outside Ethiopia? They are not your citizens? Your outlook sure coincides to the Weyane's. Ethnocentrism is you game. Somebody has to be excluded from something by some classification that is not his/her choice. So clanish, so backward! Don't you see that your ethnocentric policy has already caused so much destruction in your Ethiopia!


    Your minds are full of garbage like this.

    "As an eritrean there is not a single country that bounds me culturally then Ethiopia." Big deal! Others in the same country would say the same with the Sudan. Do you mean I prefer unification with Ethiopia? As a Weyane, you do not have the privilege of choosing so!

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  23. Mr Mesmer:

    Your claim that you are a political scientist is supposed to accept your statements without question? You could be a political scientist, a respectable one at that, or not at all. It would have been more fitting if you explained without the claim. You could also have provided us with further information about your credentials.

    In any case I beg to differ. As a citizen, she can say what she wants on matters that she believes are of concern to her country. Moreover, complex or not, Eritrea is being dealt with injustice already. If the so called investigators are going to selectively hear from the so called opposition only, this injustice has to be countered and called out. Ethical journalists do call out whenever such injustices/bullying occur in the name of human rights as it would weaken the cause of the respect of human rights around the world. Sophia represents the voice of people of Eritrea. (By the way it is the UNHRC not the UNSC).

    The conditions in Eritrea are indeed related to the respect of the decisions of the EEBC and therefore with the border. It is because of that our troops are in a state of continuous alert for so long. It is within this no-war, no-peace condition that Eritrea is being accused of violations of human rights.

    So Mr Weyane's political scientist, good try. It is not being a political scientist that matters, but arguing your point. Instead of waving your presumed expertise at us, please explain the matter as you would to a lay person.

    As for Sophia, she is a powerful voice that scares the traitors and the Weyane alike!

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  24. Why should she mention she was educated in Ethiopia while she was educated outside Ethiopia? Even if she were, she is not supposed to stand for her country? Who says you are not Eritrean if you are not educated in Eritrea or born in Eritrea? Who are you to say this or that about that? This is typical of the ethnocentric ideology of the Weyane where everything is seen through narrowly defined criteria for citizenship. What a scourge!

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  25. You say "As a citizen she can say what she wants to say on a matter that are a concern to her country"

    Why can't the Eritrean people inside Eritrea have the same rights you just stated? That is what we are struggling for.

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  26. Mr. Gasha,
    You just named me weyane simply becouse I ventilated my opinion. I feel sorry for that.
    Any way, If you are wise, try to comprehend my point.

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  27. Agames make of you all enemy around your ass, amhara, oromo, gambella, ogaden, forget to the north you'll be crushed like a nut by clamp.

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  28. Here are three reasons why nobody should take Sophia Tesfamariam serious:

    1. She constantly mentions the crimes committed by the TPLF regime against not only the Eritrean people, but also against the people of Ethiopia and rightfully so. The list of human rights violations perpetrated by the Ethiopian regime are too long to mention. The problem is off course that she completely ignores the crimes committed by the Eritrean regime. When the senior military and political officials were arrested and jailed for years on end without even having a right to a fair trial or their family having knowledge of their situation, she did not oppose those actions. She even mentioned that they could be tried for treason and executed. Remember we are talking about heroes who have sacrificed everything they had for Eritrea and who never had access to lawyers and are rotting in jail for a decade and a half. Heroes like Brigadier General Ogbe Abraha who has spent most of his life defending the interest of Eritrea on the battlefield (something neither Sophia or any of her children ever did).

    2. She called the people who fled Eritrea over the last few years 'rich kids from the cities'. Her attempt to downplay the reasons young people are fleeing the indefinite military service are ironic. This given the fact that she (and here sons) are living a comfortable life in the US. Surely if there are any 'rich kids from the cities' to be ridiculed it would be hers. And surely if she truly believes the dictatorship and tyrannical rule that isaias has created are great for Eritrea, why not go and live there? I think the constant power cuts and shortage of water and other basic necessities we take for granted here in the West are something she can't live without. And I guess the same goes for her 'rich kids from the states'.

    3. She indicates that the 'vast majority of the diaspora' are supportive
    of the government without providing any evidence that backs up that claim. According to numbers released by the Eritrean regime (for the first time mind you) we now have one statistic on the RRT (Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax) also known as the 2% diaspora tax: "For the last four years, for instance, the aggregate RRT (Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax) collected annually vary from a total of 14.8 million dollars in 2010 to 24.7 million US dollars in 2013. In those four years, the aggregate RRT collected did not exceed 73 Million US dollars". Note the low figure (taking into account the big and growing Eritrean diaspora). Furthermore note that this regime has never published a budget, or given any detailed information regarding it's revenue stream until last week. This shows that the SEMG and it's sanctions are indeed a pressure stick and worry to the Eritrean regime. Otherwise why would it reply to the SEMG report by giving such detailed information it has never given to the Eritrean people?

    Sophia Tesfamariam's contributions to Eritrea don't even come anywhere near the contributions made by heroes like Petros Solomon, Ogbe Abraha or many of the other heroes rotting in jail. People that gave everything for Eritrea for decades. People who fought for until the end for the dignity of the Eritrean people. Whether on the battlefield, or in the diplomatic arena. For a woman like Sophia Tesfamariam to call them traitors is indicative of her mindset and mentality. Cowardice and hypocrisy are the attributes that define her, whereas heroism and modesty are terms that define the Petros Solomons and Ogbe Abrahas of Eritrea.

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  29. Wow very good reply to cowards like sophia tselelti. Especially this part was telling.

    "Her attempt to downplay the reasons young people are fleeing the
    indefinite military service are ironic. This given the fact that she
    (and here sons) are living a comfortable life in the US. Surely if there
    are any 'rich kids from the cities' to be ridiculed it would be hers.
    And surely if she truly believes the dictatorship and tyrannical rule
    that isaias has created are great for Eritrea, why not go and live
    there? I think the constant power cuts and shortage of water and other
    basic necessities we take for granted here in the West are something she
    can't live without. And I guess the same goes for her 'rich kids from
    the states'."


    Why not go there? Ouch, me thinks sophia tselelti prefers her cozy life in VA over Asmara or Sawa for her sons.

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  30. Would you pls. show us where and when Mrs. Sophia Tesfamariam talked or wrote about your claim of 'rich kids from the cities' ?

    Why should the Government of Eritrea published a budget, which is clearly visible to most of us. So that YOU and your handlers can suss out what our Eri- SHKORNA is going to do tomorrow week probably?

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  31. ክብርቲ ወዓሮ መዓሮ ወዘሮ ሶፍያ ብንቅዋ ከተንጕዶ እንከላ፣ ምድረ ዕሱብ ሃዝራጠ መዝራጥ ሸቖጥቆጥ እንዲዩ ዝኣትዎ መቸን፣ ትእዛዛት ጎይቶታቱ ተተቐቢሉ ከኹድድ'ዩ ዝጅምር!


    እነሀ ከኣ “በበሊሑ” ወዮ ስሑል ማለሊት ይቚጸየልና እነሀ።


    ኣብነታት ፈሻኵል ተጠማዘዙ ጠምዘዝቲ እን 1.Mesmer፣ 2. Ras Alula፣ 3. Haki፣ 4. Mesmer፣ 5. Gado፣ 6. Simon Biedemariam፣
    7. Musa፣ 8. ibrahim 10. Nahom፣ 11. Yemane፣ ፈሊሞምሎም ኣለዉ።


    ተተደዊልዎም ክይሃጐጉና'ንከልው፣ዀርምጅዎም ደኣ ንቦጅቧጃት፣ ንመልመጽቲ ተረፈ መረፍ።

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  32. I don't have time to read this. What is the CHERINI saying?

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  33. Right on Brother Beidemariam!


    Now here are 10 reasons why Eribody shld ignore Ms TesfasheyTan:-


    1) Bc her type sidles with power while power oppresses z Eritrean ppl and neglects our GODGIVEN right to HUMAN RIGHTS and democracy.


    2) NEVER NOT ONCE has Ms TesfasheyTan ever addressed the systematic rape and exploitation of z Eritrean woman by z
    gvt of Stifanos Dagna and Co.


    3) NOT ONE ELECTION IN 23 YEARS...


    4) Bc Ms TesfasheyTan and her zesheghetu cronies intentionally lie, waylay and sabotage the Eritrean movement for democracy and justice with this endless blame game of theirs.


    5) NOT ONCE has Ms TesfasheyTan addressed the illegal
    exploitation of Eritrea's resources by the thieves and criminals in z Eritrean gvt. (For what we are witnessing is indeed an ecological disaster of humongous proprtions)...


    6) 7million Nakfa/Dollars (iNakfa/Dollars it's all z same to me bc I like z ppl am poor...) from Eritrea's resources was apparantly used to fund Ginbot 7 this without z democratic consent of z Eritrean ppl. Why?


    7) 5 million more was apparantly stolen from us by some Arab, why? Bc Ms TesfasheyTan's criminal buddies in gvt are not only murderers but inept murderers at that...


    8) This is a woman who snottily refers to desperate Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers as 'carpetbaggers', we therefore don't need z advice of beTram women who grab every opportunity for a photo op.


    9) Thanks to this woman's warped 'activism', Eritreans today
    do not have the right to speak our minds without the threat of being imprisoned, murdered or lampooned unjustly.


    10) If she disagrees so strongly with Ms Keetharuth what is she doing posing so happily beside her in the above photograph bc
    she's a two-faced hoe, is why!



    GO GO GO tigress Sheila Keetharuth!

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  34. 1) In a radio interview a few months ago...


    2) Z gvt should publish a budget bc transparancy and accountability are the marks of humane, just and democractic governance. Alas when one is being lead by z nose by a Hasad Agame from dedebit who is quite happy to deny z ppl z right to water, electricity, sanitation and education bc he himself doesn't know what water, electricity, sanitation and education mean...

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  35. THE LIKES OF SOPHIA AND GIRMA ASMEROM ARE NOT GRATEFUL.THE SHOULD HAVE BRIDGED THE GAP CREATED BY INDEPENDENCE.THEY KNEW THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY GREW AND WENT TO SCHOOL IN ETHIOPIA PROPER.

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  36. How about you and your leaders? Are you bridging gaps? You all created gaps and widened it as large as our galaxy. Now you make it our job including our ambassador to narrow the gap! Why don't you start narrowing the gap between us. Start by urging your government to hand all occupied Eritrean territories!

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  37. Dear madote,
    Ur website has become agames' playground, they should not be allowed to comment her unless they let none agame Ethiopians and Eritreans comment in their aigaforum and tugrayonlie websites otherwise we (ur website) are helping them to push their agenda forward by letting them act as Eritreans and be counted as Eritrea's "opposition groups" for the outsiders readers.
    And allways remember
    "ሃመማስ እንተዘይ ቀተለስ ይቅሕር".

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  38. I forgot to say thank you, የቀንየልና ومشكورة to Sophia and keep exposing them.well done sis.

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  39. How is an Eritrean who supports the Weyane's aim against our country different from the bosses themselves? Your (individually and as a group) statements and actions encourage and support the Weyane, the group that is hellbent to destroy our country. You deny as the Weyane and Eritrean traitors that today's conditions in Eritrea are not related to Ethiopia's refusal to implement the EEBC decisions. The aim of this psychological bullet is clear; by denying the perpetual vigilance imposed on Eritrean defense forces by Ethiopia's refusal to abide by the EEBC decisions Eritrea will be guilty of the accusations. Your friends have also been threatening of overthrowing our government ever since 1998.

    Every negative thing in Eritrea happens in this environment. I do not need to explain any further. You claiming to be a political scientist (a person who is trained to analyze) would not have missed this. Your stand with the Weyane, you have chosen to be an enemy. For all intents and purposes you are a Weyane! No difference between you and them!

    N.B. For me, Weyane does not mean Tigraway, nor does it have any other connotation but to refer to those who belong to the ethnocentric organization and its "ideology."

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  40. WHERE WERE U WHEN THE ETHIOPIAN LEADER SAID HE WILL TRAVEL IF NEED BE TO BRING THESE TWO PEOPLES TOGETHER.WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE? THE GOV IN ERITREA WANTS THE NO WAR NO PEACE TO STAY AS IT IS AS THAT IS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN SURVIVE .ANY PEACE THE FREEDOM LOVING ERITREANS WOULD REVOLT AND GET RID OF THE DICTATOR.THEY ARE USING THE SITUATION TO SCARE PEOPLE THAT ETHIOPIA WILL INVADE ERITREA WHICH IS A DREAM;AS THEY ARE BUSY BUILDING A NATION WITH 90 MILLION PEOPLE.

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  41. Aba-Dahri,
    If Eri-Meskenayti has real government , it should have to publish its budget. Only mafia orgs keep all their work in secrecy and the mafia regime in Eritrea which is addicted to secrecy since Sahil days is ruling our beloved country by a stone age system

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  42. jart, Girma to appear more Ethiopian, he changed his name from Girmay to Girma in AAU.

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  43. Kerenino bele Demhitino

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  44. mesmer guahaf ayngnbahn ena. we are not servants of the US like weyane kedamy. Go fuck your servant self. MUTURUS !!!!

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  45. Eritrea b swatna ember b america aykonetn metsya and that's why we fight. you can't understand this because you are one muturus son of a bitch.

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  46. I MET GIRMA IN JUNIOR HIGH AND WE WERE TOGHTER UNTIL WE DEPARTED WAYS AT HSI UNIVERSITY AND I KNOW HIM AS GIRMA.

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  47. Too much indulgence in your government's propaganda! Where were you when our president was begging to go back to cooperation and peace in 1998? Were you cheering for war as Meles was?

    What good is it for your prime minister to say that he would go to Asmara while refusing to take and implement the arbitration decision of the EEBC? That decision was reached after a long and arduous process in which Eritrea was the one that compromised at every step because your government would claim to accept the relevant documents at each step and then beg its bosses to make changes and ask to pressure Eritrea to accept new terms not in the agreements received.

    Your prime minister's "I will travel to Eritrea" was viewed as a lip service. What was he going to do in Eritrea while the issue is just to implement the EEBC decision? How can he expect to be trusted if he and his organization are not willing to implement what had already been achieved through a complex and arduous arbitration.

    The people and government of did not have high expectations. You think we will dialogue on our hard earned sovereignty and independence? That is what your government wants--to get what it has not been able to through war and arbitration through encirclement and the tricks of its bosses. "Dialogue" is just a bait and a delay mechanism!

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  48. Please read "The people and government of did not..." as "The people and government of Eritrea did not .. ." in the last paragraph. Also add "የሌባ ዓይነ ደረቅ መልሶ ልብ ኣድርቅ!" at the end of the same paragraph.

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  49. You are really amazingly rigid in your thinking. The
    border issue is legally settled. Badme is Eritrean territory. Rightfully, Ethiopia
    has so far refused to demarcate the border simply because demarcation in this
    case will not lead to sustainable peace. I fully agree with the Ethiopians on
    this one because the international arbitration court has awarded Ethiopian villages
    that are Eritrean and vice versa. Demarcating the border as it is simply a
    recipe for future confrontation. Wrongfully, Eritrean government continues to reject
    Ethiopian call for dialogue. Considering the clear fact that we are not in a
    position to force Ethiopia militarily or diplomatically into accepting
    demarcation, what alternative do we have on this issue? As witnessed in the
    last decade or so, the international community has told Eritrean leaders to iron
    out their difference with Ethiopia which is their regional partner. I think it would have been better to enter
    dialogue and see what the Ethiopians had to offer. Smartly,. Isaias chose the
    stalemate simply because Isaias can not service peace. In peace he will be hold
    accountable for the policies he personally designed, including of course the
    decision to invade Ethiopia. Basically therefore, the stalemate which according
    to you is the reason why Eritrea is now emaciated is the making the current
    rulers of Eritrea. By the way, why would a country like the USA, which is the
    champion of democracy and human rights, antagonize eritrea ?

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  50. can you please write your idea in proper english?

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  51. Our martyrs would be ashamed of you. Use a proper language please.

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  52. In peace he will be hold
    accountable for the policies he personally designed, including of course the
    decision to invade Ethiopia. Basically therefore, the stalemate which according
    to you is the reason why Eritrea is now emaciated is the making the current
    rulers of Eritrea. By the way, why would a country like the USA, which is the
    champion of democracy and human rights, antagonize eritrea ?......


    Nice try mr.agame

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  53. SOPhIA....YOUR LOBBYING DID NOT WORK, YOU HAVE DONE IT WITH SO MANY INCLUDING MICHELLE OBAMA...WASTE OF TIME.PHOTOOPS?

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  54. At least she tried! You expected her to sit around and do nothing while her country is being unfairly targetted?

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  55. I don't have the time to explain the origins and the evidences that show Eritrea is being unfairly targeted. jart, I know that you will be biased towards your "Mama Ethiopia" and since you are likely one of those who have not accepted the independence of Eritrea, our conversation would have stopped there. Eritrean independence is a reality, there is nothing to talk about!

    Now, perhaps you are one of those who want to reconquer Eritrea despite the fact that its people have realized what they wanted. So, you cannot see any injustice done against the country and its people because you have accepted every accusation against its government as true without any effort to see what other information is around and taking everything at face value.

    I admit that I do not know you and I do not know your stand. However, I can guess based on my experience with Ethiopians and based on what you (jart) express now and then. Unfortunately, the only "facts" (mostly lies) Ethiopians know about Eritrea is what their governments, whose powers and legitimacy depended on the subjugation of Eritrea and Eritreans putting their own power at the steak of the achievement of the falsehood that their own propaganda created. Eritrea was some land too far away where war was going on for those in the hinterland to see and hear what was really going on. You are still very dependent on the propaganda your government has been barking at you for more than 15 years now. What is really offensive about this is that you arrogantly dare to tell us Eritreans about Eritrea, its leaders, its policies, its everything!

    Leaving my assumptions alone, if you tell me that you have not been following the tricks that are being played in the Horn of Africa and its issues in the IGAD, the African Union and the UN, then you cannot tell me that you do not see Eritrea is systematically being dealt with unfairly. This is history repeating itself (only more systematically) as our fathers were dealt with similar injustice in the 1950's. Perhaps because you have already concluded that Eritrea is guilty of all that it is accused of you may think it deserves it.

    My brother, if you follow what is happening not only in our region but also elsewhere in the rest of the world you would have a better understanding of how countries and their leaders are systematically defamed and targeted for unfair treatment.

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  56. GASHA! I DID NOT SAY ERITREA WAS (IS) NOT TARGETTED, BUT WHY? WHY NOT ETHIOPIA OR DJIBOUTI?WHY UNFAIRLY AS U SAID? ARE U SURE IT IS UNFAIRLY? MOST OF UR ASSUMPTIONS LIKE RECONQUERING ERITREA ARE WRONG.WHAT I STILL DOUBT IS THE FACT THAT ERITREANS DID WANT FREEDOM, OR FORCED BY WOYANE, TO RUN THE BIGGER AND THE WEALTHIER NATION AND THE MENILIK PALACE FOR THEMSELVES.I REMMEMBER READING IN THE ECONOMIST MAGAZINE WHERE PIA IN AN INTERVIEW SAID FREEDOM UNDER THE UMBERELLA OF ETHIOPIA BEFORE INDEPENDENCE IN THE 1980.YOU HOPEFULLY KNOW THAT THERE ARE COUNTRIES LANDLOCKED AND STILL DOING FINE.THE TWO COUNTRIES ARE BETTER OFF AS THEY ARE.







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  57. SECRETARY CLINTON IN ONE OF HER BRIEFINGS COMPARE GOE WITH THE ITALIAN MAFFIA.

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  58. SHE WAS EDUCATED IN ETHIOPIA.BY VIRTUE OF HER FATHER WORKING IN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES MARKETING SHE WAS ABLE TO LIVE OUTSIDE AS HE WAS ASSIGNED TO SOME OUTSIDE STATIONS.WHY ARE U SO MUCH AGAINST WOYANE? THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE ARE BECAUSE OF WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE ETHIOPIA PROPER, U BECAUSE U COULD NOT SHARE THE LOOT....THAT IS WHEN THIEVES FIGHT...U ARE BOTH ENEMIES OF ETHIOPIA AND ETHIOPIANS. AT LEAST WOYANE IS SHARING A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE LOOT ,

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  59. SOPHIA KNOWS VERY LITTLE ABOUT ERITREA CURRENT OR PAST.SHE WAS IN ADDIS AND SOMEWHERE IN AFRICA AS HER FATHER AN EMPLOYEE OF ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES WAS ASSIGNED.SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN ERITREA AS A VISITOR AND KNOWS VERY LITTLE IF ANY ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY.

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