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Statement on the violations of human rights by the ruling regime in Eritrea

 Submitted by ELL to the 38th session of the Human Rights Council Geneva – June 2018

The Honourable Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights;
Your Excellencies, Delegates of Governments;
Your Excellencies, Representatives of Human Rights Organizations;
The Honourable Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea;
Ladies and Gentlemen;

Since the ascension of the current regime in Eritrea and its ruling party PFDJ to power 26 years ago, it has displayed hostile attitudes and committed continuous violations of human rights in addition to total disregard to its primary duty and obligation towards its people. It has not only denied the people their basic human and people’s rights but also systematically and intentionally violated abused those rights. Hereunder we briefly highlight examples of the most belligerent violations and abuses committed by the regime:

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