A Brief Editorial Comment
Drs Tsegezab Gebregergis
There is a lot of talk these days about the US government giving the green light to the UN Security Council members to prepare lifting sanctions on Eritrea.
Consequently, the Security Council is expected to vote on the proposed resolution on November 14 2018. The totalitarian PFDJ regime is therefore hoping that the sanctions against Eritrea will be lifted.
However, Mdrebahri strongly believes that, as long as the fascistic regime of Issayas Afeworki and his PFDJ party remains in control of Eritrea, the thousands of Eritrean political prisoners are not set free unconditionally, the crude violation of Eritreans’ human rights continues unabated and the conditions which are pushing young Eritreans to flee Eritrea in droves remain, the lifting of the arms embargo, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions on Eritrea will not be in the interests of justice, peace and stability. Therefore the sanctions against Eritrea should remain in place.
It will therefore be a travesty of justice if the Security Council arbitrarily decides to annul the sanctions against Eritrea while the Eritrean people in their millions remain prisoners in their own country.