Often times I find myself in a position where people ask me where I’m from and I proudly say “Eritrea”. For me, as well as many Eritreans, it’s not simply where we come from but it is who we are.
June 20. Just another day for most people around the world. But for Eritreans, it is a day full of meaning and of utmost importance. It is Mealti Sematat. A day set aside to give thanks and remember the thousands who gave their lives and limbs to make May 24 possible and to make sure the hard-won Independence remains secure.
On 20 June, Eritreans around the world will be commemorating Eritrean Martyrs Day as they have been doing since independence in 1991. It is a time when every single Eritrean family remembers a loved one, a father, a mother, a brother, a sister who gave his or her life for Eritrea’s freedom-because almost all have one in the family that has done so.
Eritreanere i hele Europa er forfærdede og rasende over de seneste beskyldninger af FN’s såkaldte undersøgelseskommission for menneskerettigheder. De løgnagtige beskyldningerne er et angreb på folket og landet og derfor vil tusinder af Eritreanere demonstrere foran FN bygningen i Geneva mandag d. 22. Juni 2015.
As Eritrean and Friend of Eritrea I am signing this petition to show my unequivocal rejection of the June 5, 2015 Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COIE) and in support of those Eritreans and friends of Eritrea who are marching on June 22, 2015, in Geneva (Switzerland), to protest this baseless report.