Whether this Criticism is Just or Unjust, I will Leave for the Readers to Judge – Mdre Bahri!!
Your effort would have been appreciated if you were a layman amateur investigative journalist and we would have understood your missteps. Unfortunately, you did justice neither to the alleged victims of sexual abuses nor the Kidane-Mehret Orthodox Church you were trying to defend.
With your educational and professional calibre, you would have understood the complexity and gravity of such allegation that needs painstakingly investigation; requiring interdisciplinary and intra-department partnerships – criminal/legal field, medical expertise, psychological approach and not to mention the cultural and linguistic approaches.
You concluded with what you were looking, i.e., proving wrong the enemies of Eritrea because you concluded connecting the UN-Sanction against Eritrea and the sexual abuse report you went to investigate. These two things have nothing in common unless one wants to deduce a political conclusion out of them, which you did. At the end of the day you did not even bring respect to your profession as a scholar.
Do not take me wrong, I am a believer that one should be presumed innocent until proven guilt – I am not assuming that what has been distributed in the media about such sexual abuse cases is true. What I am objecting is your method of investigation and the political conclusion you reached. If there are real victims in this situation, you have hurt them the more. The presumption of innocence does not mean that there are no victims either. That is why I said the situation is complex and sensitive.
FM Berazyo@yahoo.com 220.127.116.11