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EPLF/PFDJ crimes after liberation in the 1990s

Although the ELF and EPLF former revolutionary leaders refuse to acknowledge their crime, disappearances, conspiracies of killing and executing in Eritrea has not started suddenly after liberation or in 2001 but it has a history go back to the 1960s. In the 1990s there were many reports of the arrest and disappearance of the ELF members and of others. Evidence of this are listed below .The information is excerpted from Dahai [http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html] Eritrea's Disappeared and aother sources.

excerpted from Eritrea's Disappeared In 1995 scores of civil servants were rounded up by the Eritrean government's security. They were former members of Eritrean organizations (various ELF & PLF factions) who had returned to Eritrea following Independence and had been serving in the Eritrean public sector. In addition to those whose pictures appear in this album, they include Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim, member of the High Court in Asmara, Mahmoud Dinai, former administrator of Barka region and more. source Eritrea's Disappeared

An unspecified number of teachers of the religious schools in Keren (Ma'ahid) were abducted by the security units one night and made to disappear, no one knows where.

Some of the Muslim imams and teachers arrested on 24-12-1994. Whereabouts still unknown source Eritrea's Disappeared

 

 

Ali Hasan Uzuz, Ibrahim Bakheet Malik Maibetot, Abdurrahman Ali Amharai, AbdulAleem M Ali Zer'om, Ibrahim Jimi'e Hamid, Moh Hamid Osman, Moh Tahir Hamid Ukud, Abubakr Moh Nour Jemi'e. All teachers at Islamic schools (Ma'had) in Keren. Arrested on 14-4-1992. Whereabouts unknown to this date. (Part of a larger campaign of arrests that included many more) source Eritrea's Disappeared
Mohammed Maranet – judge and former teacher, Keren; most active underground ELF organizer in the city in the late 1960s and early 70s – arrested on 17 July 1991 (less than 2 months after Eritrea’s liberation) source Eritrea's Disappeared
Tesfamichael Berhe, Hamid Remde, Ghebreleul Amdetsion , Ande Berhan are among the senior ELF-RC cadres who are languishing in prison since 1991 without charge or trial
Weldeab Paulos, senior cadre of the ELF-CL, another opposition group, was similarly abducted from Kassala and there is no information about his whereabouts.

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On April 26 1992. Woldemariam Bahlebi and Tekleberhan Ghebretsadik, both members of the Executive Committee of the ELF-RC were kidnapped by the EPLF from Kassala, a border town in Eastern Sudan. They were never heard of since. Treatment of Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF). [read more

>Mengistab Gebretinsae

Mengisteab was EPLF was kidnapped by the EPLF kidnapping squad from Addis Ababe in 1991. His family and friends were never heard of since Read full story.

ኣኽርያን ዕዳጋ ዓርብን ገዛ ብርሃኑን ዝርከቡ ናህዳ ጀበርቲ 250 ክልተ ሚእትን ሓምሳን ዝኾኑ ደርሆ ከይነቀወት ወጋሕታ ከካብ መደቀሲኦም ጨውዮም ወሲዶሞም ዳርጋ 17 ዓሰርተ ሸውዓተ ዓመት ኮይኑ ኣበይ ከም ዝኣተው ክሳዕ ሕጂ ኣይተፈልጠንReadmore

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[Eritrea: Demonstration in Asmara in April 1993 by former Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) fighters; arrests of participants and organizers

Protest of Tegadelti (Eritrean freedom figthers

Get The Old Mellotti Beer!:[Haddas Ertra May 22, 1993] Source awete.com

 1993-Tesfamichael Giorgio, former member of the ELF-RC, who was said to have been involved in the early contacts between Isayas Afewerki and the CIA authorities inside the American base in Asmara in the early 70's, in which a deal was struck between Mr. Isayas and the Americans, was killed in April 1992 in front of his house in Addis Abeba by EPLF's death squads. He simply knew too much for his own good. [Isayas Afeworki and CIA Connection’ story , 1970] [
1993 -Abdalla Daud, former member of the Central Committee of the EPLF, was found killed under mysterious circumstances shortly after liberation in Asmara. At the time, the EPLF government claimed alcohol abuse to have caused his death. Some sources say, however, that he was never known to have had alcohol problems in his long service with the EPLF.
Mohamed Ali Said, assistant editor of the government daily Haddas Eritrea, was found killed in the town of Afabet under suspicious circumstances. He served in the foreign relation department of the EPLF in Paris, Beirut and Asmara. Following differences of opinion with the authorities in the 1994 party congress, he was suspended from his post till. He was another victim of the regime's "house-cleaning" campaign
Ammar Alsheik, a journalist in the government radio and broadcaster was found killed in front of his house in 1991. He, too, was simply ignored and buried without adequate inquiry or explanation. Inside sources claim, however, that he is believed to have met his death at the hands of government's thugs as part of the on-going purges within the ruling party.
Mohamed Muftah, former ELF-RC freedom fighter who went back to his home town Adi Kaieh after liberation to lead a peaceful life, was killed in 1996. He is believed to have fallen victim to the act of terror the EPLF government has unleashed against ELF members.

Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim Ex-member of the UO and a judge in Agordat Court.

Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim. Judge at the High Court in Asmara. Missing since December 1995 source Eritrea's Disappeared

Zekarias Neguse, vice chairman of the EDLM, an opposition group based in Ethiopia, was reportedly killed on 31 August 1996 in the Ethiopian town of Dessie. Following his assassination, the suspiciuos silence of his organization about the circumstances of his death had raised the speculation, among other things, that it could have possibly been an inside job. Lately, however, the organization has officially accused EPLF'sdeath squads currently roaming Ethiopia freely of the killing, and has come up with more details as well as names of those involved in the assassination
Mohamed Ali Said, assistant editor of the government daily Haddas Eritrea, was found killed in the town of Afabet under suspicious circumstances. He served in the foreign relation department of the EPLF in Paris, Beirut and Asmara. Following differences of opinion with the authorities in the 1994 party congress, he was suspended from his post till. He was another victim of the regime's "house-cleaning" campaign.
Colonel Teklezghi Gulbet, who was in charge of the investigation of suspected corruption cases in the ruling party's Red Sea Corporation management, was found killed in the vicinity of Trungo Bar on Dec 10 1996. It is widely believed that he was silenced when his inquiries started to point at stinking heads higher up in the leadership of the party itself.
Mohamed Khier Musa ex-member of the Executive Committee of the NC head of the Worker's office in Keren and responsible for the Public Relations Dep. in Barka.
Members of a military unit of the government army were taken from the training camp to Mount Mahkelay in the Western Lowlands and executed. They were singled out as mutineers, and as such a bad example to the new recruits.
Zeresennay Desta, Abdelkadir M.Negash, Nasser Ali, Musa Afendi, Hadish Guza,and Wad Berhane were among the ex-members of ELF-RC's popular militia who, in response to the amnesty announced by the EPLF, went back to their villages and lead peaceful life. The EPLF didn't keep its word; they were abducted and evaporated in the hands of the security.evaporated in the hands of the security. Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]

Ex-members of erstwhile opposition political forces who, after having dissolved their organization had joined the EPLF in the years of 1992 and 93, have been the target of a recent campaign of sweeping arrests and abductions. They have allegedly been suspected of involvement in clandestine political movement against the regime. [Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]

They include:

Mahmmud Dinai, formerly commander of the first division of the Eritrean Liberation Army the ELA), and later at the time of his arrest chairman of the Barka Assembly

Saleh Mohamed Idris( Abu Ajaj) ex-member of the National Council, assistant commander of the First Division of the ELA

Mohamed Osman Dayer, Saleh Ismail Bekhit, Raka Asenay all ex-members of the UO were among the earliest victims at the hands of the squads.

Osman Dayer. Arrested 25 May 1995 source Eritrea's Disappeared

Higo Ismail and Saleh Ismail were killed by the death squads of the ruling party in Senafe, Akeleguzai. Their bodies were found 2 km. outside the town.

Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, Mohamed Osman Arei, both former UO members, later functionaries in government departments.
  Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]
ሓንቲ ካብተን ክቡራት በዓላት ህዝቢ ዜርትራ፡ መዓልቲ ዝኽሪ ሰማእታትና ኢያ። ህዝቢና ኣብዛ መዓልቲ’ዚኣ ዓመት መጸ ተኣካኪቡ ሕሉፍ ሓዘኑ ዝገልጸላን ኪዳኑ ኣጽኒዑ ዝድበሰላን ክትኮነሉ ነበረ ትጽቢቱ። ኣብታ ክብርቲ መዓልቲ ኣይሂ ንብዓት ክዛሪ ዝድርኽ ጎስጓስ’ውን ይርአ ኢዩ። እንተኾነ መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ከም ጽንዕቲ ትሕጃ ጅሆ ሓኒቑ ንብዓት ኣዴታት ከይደርቕን ወትሩ ክዛርን ምእንቲ፡ ዕላማኣ ክጉዕጽጽዎ ክጠማዝዝዎ ስለእንርኢ እምበር ስለ’ቲ ክቡርነቱ ከነልዕሎ’ውን ኣይምደለናን። በሉ መስዋእቲ ብዙሕ ኢዩ መልክዑ። ኣብታሪኽ ሃግርና ብዙሓት ናይ ህልቂት ጸለምቲ መዓልታት ከምዘለዋ መጠን፡ ኣብ ወርሒ ሓምለ ድማ ኣብ ታሪኽ ስንኩላን ጸላም ታሪኽ ዘመዝገበት ዘይተኣወጀት መዓልቲ ሰማእታት ከምዘላ ንኣፍልጦ ክጥቀስ ግቡእ ኢዩ።ስንኩላን እቶም ኣፍ ዘለዎም ስዉኣት ኢዮም። ምኽንያቱ ኣብ ከክሳአድ ዝተዃሽሐ በዓል መሓውር ተኾርምዩ ኣብ ዓረብያ ወይ ኣብ ዓራት ምስተወሰነ፡ በዓል ኮኾብ ኣዒንቲ ተደፊኑ ኣብ ድቕድቕ ጸልምት ምስተገፈነ፡ ዕጫኹም ከምኣ እንተትኸውን እንታይ ምበልኩም? ድሕሪ ስንክልና ድኣ ቅብጸት ክበሃል ይኸውን። ንሳቶም ግና ከምኡ ኣይበሉን። “ስንኩል ኣእምሮ እምበር፡ ስንኩል ሰብ የለን“ እትብል ጭርሖ በኹሪ እዝነይ ካብኦም ሰሚዐያ።መትከልን ብ ድሆን ስዉኣት ኮነ ስንኩላን ከኣ ኩሉ ግዜ ንመንፈስ ጠላማት ከምዘናውጽ መግለጺ ዘየድልዮ ሓቂ ኢዩ። ስለዝኾነ ኩሉ ግዜ ጉዳይ ስንኩላን ብዓይኒ ወጥርን ጽልእን እናተጠመተ ክመጽእ ዝጸንሐ ዝዓበየ ጉዳይ ከምዝኾነ ኩሉ ዜጋ ይፈልጦ ኢዩ read more
Mohammed Noor
 

Mohammed Noor 1994

Mohammed Nur Abrar – disappeared since 5 December 1994 (abducted by state security agents at 4:30 p.m. on his way to his shop in Asmara)sourceEritrea's Disappeared

Mohammed Said Abdella

In 1994 Mohammed was kidnapped by the EPLF from his shop in Asmara. Read full story

ኣብ'ቲ መስርሕ ዕደና ኣልማዝ ኮንጎ ዛየር ካብ ዝተረሸኑ ዝርዝር ኣስማት ተጋደልቲ፦
Saleh Arey. Arrested 18 Sept 1995 source Eritrea's Disappeared
Mahmoud Khalid. Agordat town administrator. Arrested September 1995 Eritrea's Disappeared
   
Zekarias Neguse, vice chairman of the EDLM, an opposition group based in Ethiopia, was reportedly killed on 31 August 1996 in the Ethiopian town of Dessie. Following his assassination, the suspiciuos silence of his organization about the circumstances of his death had raised the speculation, among other things, that it could have possibly been an inside job.

Mohamed Muftah, former ELF-RC freedom fighter who went back to his home town Adi Kaieh after liberation to lead a peaceful life, was killed in 1996. He is believed to have fallen victim to the act of terror the EPLF government has unleashed against ELF members.
Tunga Chachue Weldesellase, former member of leadership of the ELF-affiliated General Union of Eritrean Peasants and later an independent and leading activist among the Bazas in the Gash area, kidnapped on 28 April 1996 by the secret police from Wad Sherifay, arefugee camp bordering Eritrea. .Abdella Ali Nasser , Ibrahim Omer, Yuossef Ibrahim, Abubakar Gura, Mohamed Haj Adem, all former ELF-RC members, were abducted from their homes in late night hours. Fatma M.Ali , the wife of Youssef, was shot and killed with a silencer because she screamed loudly for help; they wanted to silence her, and they did. [Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]
Seiday Ghebre, Beyene Fares, Saidna Natti and Mohamed Osman were abducted in Nov. 1996 from Kuweita and Regbet by an armed unit of the security organ and taken away; their whereabouts are not known.
A group of villagers were gathered in a village in Dankalia on 5 May 1996 to mourn the death of their fellow villager when a commando unit opened fire on them. Five were killed and a number wounded. The army units in the area were under order to shoot any gathering insight with the aim of aborting potential protests. Similar incidents have since happened in other parts of the country.
• Higo Ismail and Saleh Ismail were killed by the death squads of the ruling party in Senafe, Akeleguzai. Their bodies were found 2 km. outside the town.

Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]
Ruth Simon Correspondent, Agence France-Presse Imprisoned [between April 25, 1997-98?

 

Idris Dinai – Missing since 1995. Before Eritrea's Independence, Idris Dinai was a leadership member of the General Union of Eritrean Students. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Baghdad University. At the time of his arrest in September 1995, he was serving as administrator of Fanko sub-region in Gash Barka. To date, his whereabouts, and of those who were arrested with him, are not known. It is to be recalled that September 1995 witnessed the disappearance of tens of civil servants, including administrators and judges. [See album "Missing since 1995": https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… ]
Mohammed-Saleh Mahmoud. Missing since September 1995 – Mohammed-Saleh Mahmoud, Judge in the regional court of Gash-Barka. Former leadership member of the PLF-Revolutionary Committee. Arrested in Agordat in September 1995 together with his colleague Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim.

Gegen Staatsterror in Eritrea: Abschluss der Demonstration in Gießen

Ghebreberhan Zere, chairman of the Eritrean Democratic Liberation Movement (EDLM), an opposition organization operating from bases in Ethiopia, has reportedly been missing since 4 February 1997 while on a visit to Humera in the north-western part of Ethiopia. Accordingto our sources, he is said to have been abducted by a group of armed elements whose identity and motive is not yet known. [Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]
Members of a military unit of the government army were taken from the training camp to Mount Mahkelay in the Western Lowlands and executed. They were singled out as mutineers, and as such a bad example to the new recruits.Source:http://www.ephrem.org/~ephrem/archives/1999/m4034.html]
 
Ali Mohammed Musa. Aid worker. Missing since 5 December 1994

According to two ex-prisoners’ testimonies:In January 1996, Naizgi went to ADI- QUALA prison and 148 prisoners were called to come out of their prison cells, and they were gathered in the prison compound heavily guarded. Then Naizgi started reading the life prison sentence by calling all the 148 prisoners’ name. Naizgi also read out prison sentences for another group of 85 prisoners on the same day. Those people were sentenced from 10-15 years starting from April 1995, although they were detained well before that. He also read out prison sentences of 8-10 years for 135 prisoners starting from the day they were detained An Investigative Report On The Alleged Massacre of 150 people Source awete.com

They were subsequently taken, in batches, to the outskirts of Asmara. A large pit ("Abi gahsi") had been dug in an area near Kushet village west of Asmara where a military squad was waiting. All the prisoners were gunned down and buried in the pit. (Source from Somebody's Martyrs? The Atrocities of 18 June, 1997)
150 Eritrean men were were executed on 18 June 1997. Mehari, Mehari Yohannes, in an interview with Awate.com said that Once, over 30 individuals were loaded up and they were executed (“ny hywet sgumti tewesiduwom”)after being tried by a committee. They never had a day in court. Another twenty eight were sentenced for several years and sent to Sembel. [http://www.awate.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/11/1036/printer]

Furthermore, Mehari, Mehari Yohannes, in an interview with Awate.com said that. Once, over 30 individuals were loaded up and they were executed (“ny hywet sgumti tewesiduwom”)after being tried by a committee. They never had a day in court. Another twenty eight were sentenced for several years and sent to Sembel. [http://www.awate.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/11/1036/printer]
Ali Yusuf Mohamed
Name: Ali Yusuf Mohamed Age: 50s Occupation: Member of Regional Assembly Marital Status: Married Children: five Ethnicity: Afar Religion: Muslim
Date imprisoned: 1999 Reason for his detention: Peaceful expression, opinions, views. Information: Have not heard anything form him since. find more information

 

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