09/18/2018

Urgent Action: Ex-Minister Arbitrarily Held After Book Release (Eritrea: UA 170.18)


Former Eritrean Minister of Finance, Berhane Abrehe, was taken to an undisclosed location by security agents on 17 September. His arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention come just days after he published a book encouraging Eritreans to peacefully protest against government policies.

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Former Eritrean Minister of Finance, Berhane Abrehe, was taken to an undisclosed location by security agents on 17 September. His arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention come just days after he published a book encouraging Eritreans to peacefully protest against government policies.   

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Eritrean government to immediately reveal the whereabouts of Berhane Abrehe and to immediately and unconditionally release him from his arbitrary detention;
  • Calling on them to ensure that Berhane Abrehe is not subjected to any torture or other ill treatment pending his release;
  • Urging them to respect the right to freedom of expression and allow for freedom of expression without fear of government reprisal.

Contact these two officials by 30 October 2018:

Minister of Justice
Fouzia Hashim      

PO Box 241
Asmara,
Eritrea    
Salutation: Dear Minister

Berhane G. Solomon, Chargé d’Affaires of Eritrea to the United States, Embassy of the State of Eritrea
1708 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009

Tel: 202 319 1991
Fax: 202 319 1304  
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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