Addis Ababa, December 21, 2007 (Addis Ababa)
- The Eritrean people cannot bear the burden of the dictatorial
regime any more because it has allied itself with terrorists and has
driven them to great poverty and endless suffering, the Ministry of
In a statement it issued on Friday the ministry said countries
committed to the global war on terrorism are also expected to join
hands and fight regimes such as the one in Eritrea that are openly
The Ministry said the endeavors of Ethiopia and the Horn of
Africa countries to accelerate economic development can become
fruitful only if reliable peace and security are ensured.
The Ministry said due to human rights violations against its
citizens currently Eritrea is recognized as the African nation with
the worst human right record.
The Eritrean government is paying a leading role in the
detention, imprisonment and killings of innocent people ,the
ministry said and added that despite condemnations from various
quarters, human rights violations are worsening. Eritreans are
imprisoned, killed and intimidated for their political and religious
The Ministry said many are fleeing their country and each month
more than 600 Eritreans are crossing the border into Ethiopia to
seek refuge. The figure increasing alarmingly, it said.
The Ministry called up on the international community and all
governments to put pressure on the terrorist regime in Asmara and
help the Eritrean people overcome the terrible situation they are
Some Eritrean have managed to flee the grip of the ruthless
Eritrean government in order to save themselves, the ministry said
and added the rest of the people have no alternative than leading
their lives in fear and oppressions.