söndag 20 december 2009

Pressen ökar på Eritrea

Efter det gemensamma seminariet i EU-parlamentet häromveckan om Dawit Isaak har frågan lyfts ytterligare en nivå inom EU.

Louis Michel, tidigare utvecklingskommissionär, numera partikollega i EP, är beredd att bege sig till Eritrea för att träffa President Isaias Afewerki med EP:s krav om frisläppande om Isaak och hans politiska medfångar.

Vid seminariet fick vi flera uppslag för att kunna verka till stöd för Dawit. EU kan göra mer, den nya Kommissionen kan agera, i synnerhet Baronessan Ashton i sin nya roll som EU:s "utrikesminister".
Jag har talat med mina kolleger om att ställa frågor om Dawit till Ashton på hennes utfrågning i EP den 11 januari.

Det var en bred uppslutning under seminariet kring strategin att kombinera högljudd diplomati/politiskt arbete med den traditionella tysta diplomatin.

Från oss svenska MEP-ar och Esayas Isaak och Leif Öbrink utgick en appell om att EU skall frysa biståndet till Eritrea.
Vi fick inte stöd från Kommissionens representant, även om attityden var mer förstående denna gång.
Vi fortsätter vår kamp på alla nivåer!
Må detta vara sista julen som Dawit Isaak tillbringar i fängelse!

2 kommentarer:

  1. Is it my figment of imagination or I am seeing the prime minister of Sweden sitting next to the reprehensible and bloodies butcher in Africa, who is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands in east Africa. Yes he is the darling of the sadists Europeans and American politicians, so much so he has killed enough people to qualify him to be selected and represent Africa by proxy to represent his neo colonial masters interests. He did not disappoint by trying to back stab Africa yet again.

    Do you know how ridiculous you sound telling us who is the dictator and who is not ?

    All this is irrelevant to sadist hypocrite politicians.

    Not even enforcing their own laws.

    or proliferating arms.

    Have you asked why a man with the the worst atrocities in the whole of Africa is selected given red carpet treatment to represent the continent in the first place?



    A man who is playing politics with aid

    Illegal invasion of Somalia with UN and US complicity

    Somalia Crisis worse than Darfur, says UN

    Ethiopia's 'own Darfur' as villagers flee government-backed violence

    Ethiopia: Army Commits Executions, Torture, and Rape in Ogaden
    Donors Should Act to Stop Crimes Against Humanity

    Sadist hypocrites like you have no qualms to enrich the worst type of human beings on this earth, yes he is reputed to have more than $1.2 billion in Swiss account from his corrupt business interest while his country is starving..

    Ethiopian government just ordered 10, 787 Dreamliner jets and 12, A350 Airbuses worth $4.5billion while his country is bean threatened by epic famine . The exact time when the bottom is falling from air craft manufacturers order books because of so many rich countries cancelling their order. ( BA is asking its work force to work for free for a month)


    For all his effort he received more that $4billion in aid this year alone, and the lions share come from EU and American tax payers money.

    And now you keep insisting the man who has sacrificed so much of his life with out asking any thing back in return and still has the same consistent principle of self reliance he had for 50years.

    I have lost my believe in democracy and on Scandinavians when Norway gave Yara award to the butcher Zenawifor purchasing millions of tons of fertilizer.

    The same man that said " If I don't like some ones eye color, I don't have to justify throwing them out from this country" before deporting 70,000 Ethiopians of Eritrean heritage, seizing they businesses, industries and houses, leaving them destitute in Eritrea.

    So please spare us about your human rights, democracy bulls***. That stops at the shores of Europe and we know what you hypocrites get up to in Africa.

    Some Ethiopians are already taking the German government to court, brave but futile.

    Do I care about Dawit's issue, yes, but in the grand scheme of things, it is miniscule.
    Eritrean motto always has been "the interest of many always precedes the interest of the unit".

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