Addis Ababa, August 2, 2007 (Addis Ababa) -
Some 1150 Eritreans, who were suffering at the hands of the Eritrean
dictatorial regime, recently entered into Ethiopia via the Mereb and
Egela area, officials said.
Eritrean refugee coordinator in Rama area, Negussie Teklu and
Security and Administrative Affairs Head of the Aferom Woreda
Administration, Colonel Berhie Adhanne told ENA some 300 soldiers,
80 civil servants, and 745 youth, farmers, and businesspersons of
that country crossed into Ethiopia since the beginning of the
The Eritreans, who could not live in their country due to the
dictatorial regime, fled into Ethiopia since the Eritrean regime
continued forcing citizens to join military training centers.
Two of the refugees namely; Te`ebe Gebremedhin and Yodit Teferi,
who fled with five minors, were forced to come to Ethiopia since the
Eritrean regime threatened to fine them 50,000 Nakfa each due to
their husbands that fled their country earlier.