Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Amnesty Trashes Eritrea Tyrant's Allegations As Ludicrous, Unfounded!


10 September 2011
Berhane M Tekeste
In a statement it issued yesterday(see below), Amnesty International [AI] dismissed flatly as ludicrous and unfounded Eritrea tyrant Isias Afawarki's most recent allegations that AI engaged in a secret mission to incite popular uprising in Eritrea à la North Africa and the Middle East.
The allegations that Amnesty International has conducted a secret mission to Eritrea are completely unfounded. The suggestion that Amnesty International would infiltrate Eritrea on a top secret mission to incite an uprising is ludicrous.” Said the AI statement. Eritrea tyrant's propaganda TV took note of that yesterday: Listen to this angry and threatening response Tigrigna
Eritrea tyrant's reaction: Amnesty International” has in a hurry issued a statement of denial before the Ministry of Information issued a statement.” Oh really! AI statement (9 September) is quoting the tyrant's statement (8 September) verbatim! How could that happen if such statement did not exist!
Next, the tyrant warns AI “It would have been better for “Amnesty International” not to rush, for all the documents and their signatures are in the hands of the Government of Eritrea and be public.” Oh please! We know that from all the documents, signatures, and evidences you claimed to have against the 4Brits that turned out to be nothing more than your paranoid imanginations and fantasies?
That said, what Eritrea tyrant had imagined what Amnesty International was after (inciting Popular Uprising) didn't happen. I wish it were true!

Below is the full text of AI's statement:

Amnesty International refutes Eritrean allegations
9 September 2011
AI Index: PRE01/446/2011

In response to allegations appearing in Eritrean media in relation to Amnesty International’s work, Claire Beston, Amnesty International researcher on Eritrea and Ethiopia, said:

"The allegations that Amnesty International has conducted a secret mission to Eritrea are completely unfounded. Amnesty International has not visited Eritrea for more than a decade due to restrictions put in place by the Eritrean authorities in terms of access, and does not have any employees in the country. The suggestion that Amnesty International would infiltrate Eritrea on a top secret mission to incite an uprising is ludicrous. Amnesty International visits are undertaken with the knowledge of the respective government or authority in place, including by raising human rights concerns directly with the relevant authorities as part of our research methodology. Amnesty International would welcome an invitation from the Eritrean government to visit the country."

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