Thursday, February 2, 2012

Eritreans complain of intimidation WRS |

Eritreans complain of intimidation

Eritreans living in Switzerland say they’re under pressure from their own government back home.

They accuse the African regime of forcing them to demonstrate at the United Nations in Geneva, for instance, and also of forcing them to hand over 2 percent of their earnings.

David Bozzini, an expert on Eritrea working at the University of Neuchâtel says the regime is particularly keen on controlling those who’ve dodged the permanent military draft back home by seeking asylum here.

This comes at a time when the Swiss federal authorities are reconsidering automatically granting refugee status to deserters from countries at war.

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