Should the Sanctions against Eritrea be lifted?


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.

Share it!


  1. Lifting sanction on Eritrea is another blow to the mole, isaias afewerk and his jackals’ hideouts. But although his old gimmicks are all taken away one by one, we must not entertain a false notion that he won’t invent others.
    For him giving up power means dying in jail or burned at a stake because he knows the Genocidal crime he has committed with impunity is too monsterous for Eritrean people to forgive him.

    Obviously, his citadel of support has been crumbling fast since he exposed himself in Ethiopia in the aftermath of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia’s acceptance of the EEBC decision without ifs and butts. And his latest interview has shatterred and dashed the hope of any of those supporters who have been holding out their breath for him.

    My Genuine Eritreans,

    We must not expect easy ride on our struggle to resurrect our country from the treacherous isaias afewerk. Although he has lost credibility from nearly every Eritrean and thus he is looking a sitting duck from our perspective, he has a well armed woyane watching his back at the local level and the powerful foreign countries at international level.

    There is a reason why treacherous isaias afewerk , after seventeen years of swaggering that he would not talk with woyane unless it vacates Eritrean territory, is now down playing it and instead promoting stability of Ethiopia as priority over Eritrean interest.

    It is because he has never had any Eritrean interest at heart. As a matter of fact, the agony Eritrea has been going through since 1998 was the result of his deleberate application of his evil design of systematically building negative factors that will in the end portray the country as
    1. economically unviable ,
    2. People incompatble to build a Nation
    3. Red Sea Security demands to be under powerful nation

    How do we foil him and resurrect our country?
    1. Build Unity by relegating secondary issues to the back burner
    2. Declare the 1997 ratified Constitution as a National Constitution
    3. Declare Eritrea is Unitary State
    4, disband all other political organizations
    5. Admit isaias afewerk and woyane are one and the same and that our association with either of them by either of us was wrong and that mistake was the one that lent support the impostor to do what he has done to our country and people.
    6. Leadership be based on merit alone
    7. Political parties must be based on political programs and not on erhnic, religious etc