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Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya

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Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake

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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport

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Swiss court: Eritrean vets can be expelled if asylum fails
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal court has ruled that Eritrean asylum-seekers who completed military service in the East African country can legally be sent home if their asylum cases are rejected in Switzerland. The ruling by the federal administrative court in St. Gallen could have sweeping implications for thousands of Eritreans who make up the largest pool of asylum-seekers in Switzerland by nationality   Read More ...
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Swiss court: Eritrean vets can be expelled if asylum fails
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal court has ruled that Eritrean asylum-seekers who completed military service in the East African country can legally be sent home if their asylum cases are rejected in Switzerland. The ruling by the federal administrative court in St. Gallen could have sweeping implications for thousands of Eritreans who make up the largest pool of asylum-seekers in Switzerland by nationality   Read More ...
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3 Eritreans involved in altercation with police denied bail, claim officers were aggressors
A group of three people involved in a violent altercation with police officers today were denied bail after pleading not guilty to the charges. The three claimed that the police officers had been the aggressors in the confrontation. The incident occurred on 28 August at 9.15am after Police Officers PS C Azzopardi and PC J Falzon stopped a two-seater van in Marsa after noticing that it held four passengers; Eritreans Helen Taddese and Teklesembet Yohannes Afewerki; Ethiopian Michael Wubshet Bekele; and a fourth individual who was not in court today   Read More ...
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Dutch court upholds mayor’s Eritrean conference ban
The decision by Veldhoven’s mayor to ban a conference by the only political party permitted in Eritrea was upheld by a court in Den Bosch on Friday afternoon. The organisers of the conference went to court to have the ban against their meeting at a conference centre in Veldhoven lifted. Mayor Jack Mikkers said on Thursday evening he would not allow the meeting to go ahead, after police arrested over 100 demonstrators who had gathered outside the conference centre where the gathering was due to be held   Read More ...
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Mayor bans Eritrean political meeting after protestors are arrested
The mayor of Veldhoven has banned a controversial meeting of Eritrean nationalists, saying it could be a threat to public order. Police arrested ‘several dozen’ people who were protesting about the meeting on Thursday night. Following consultations with police, mayor Jack Mikkers decided to cancel the meeting altogether, news agency ANP said. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, the only political party permitted in Eritrea, had planned to hold its annual youth European conference in the Netherlands this weekend   Read More ...
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US Imposes New Sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy Over North Korea Links 
WASHINGTON — Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea. This marks the third consecutive year that Eritrea has been named by the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea, said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the panel   Read More ...
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Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya
MISRATA, Libya Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped from Sirte, a former Islamic State stronghold in central Libya, while forces from the nearby city of Misrata battled to oust the militants late last year   Read More ...
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Dozens of Eritrean and Nigerian former Islamic State captives freed in Libya
Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped from Sirte, a former Islamic State stronghold in central Libya, while forces from the nearby city of Misrata battled to oust the militants late last year   Read More ...
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Eritrean refugees in Missoula fled a nation of oppression and military conscription
The second-largest segment of recent refugees to Missoula comes from one of the world’s fastest-emptying nations. That those attempting to flee Eritrea have to dodge troops at the border with “shoot to kill” orders only underlines the desperate, despotic conditions in the northeast African nation on the Red Sea. A one-party government jealously guards the independence it gained from Ethiopia in 1991, two experts from the Horn of Africa’s war-torn region told a crowd of 200 Wednesday evening at the University of Montana’s University Center Theater   Read More ...
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Eritrean man tells court he had no knowledge passport was fake
A 30-year-old Eritrean, Addis Tekly, pleaded not guilty to possession of fake documentation upon his arrival in Malta from Catania on 23 January. The accused told the court, which was presided over by Magistrate Gabriella Vella, that he did not know that his Italian passport was fake. Inspector Darren Buhagiar informed the court that the accused claimed that he had a protection in Italy and was in possession   Read More ...
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Eritrean refugee denies using false passport
The accused claimed that he hadn't known the document was false A man from Eritrea has been denied bail after pleading not guilty to using a counterfeit passport. Inspector Darren Buhagiar told magistrate Gabriella Vella how 30-year-old Addis Tekly had arrived in Malta on a flight from Catania on 23 January . Inspector Buhagiar explained that Tekly had been detained at the airport on arrival from   Read More ...
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Man cleared for helping migrants
A MAN has been acquitted of helping migrants sneak into the country illegally from Italy. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) researcher Pierre-Alain Mannoni faced a six-month suspended sentence for helping three Eritrean migrants who had entered France from Italy. But a judge in Nice ruled that the 45-year-old had helped three women to 'protect their dignity'. Under a 2012 law, anyone who helps smuggle people into France is   Read More ...
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