Prisoners death records  

 

 

 

 

 

 

W.Haile
Mysterious death of Ibrahim Afa
Mysterious death of Abraham Tewelde

Liquidation in the ELF
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Prisoners Death Records

1950s-1990s
Alem bekagn

1970s-1990s

1975-1990s

Maryam Ghimbi Asmara’s most notorious political prison, used by the Derg
The crimes against innocent civilians and fighters were not begun in 2001 by the PFDJ but has roots going back to the 1960s by the ELF, to the1970s by the ELF & EPLF and to the1980s by the EPLF [Find more information].

Ghirmay Yeibi in his article " Half a century of misery and with no end in sight which was posted to asmariino.com on 31 May 2012 wrote  the Eritrean struggle from inception was not a struggle for democracy, justice and lasting peace.  The heinous and perpetual crime perpetuated by the fronts(ELF& EPLF] on the people in the 30 years of its journey and which has been continued with greater intensity since independence for the last 20 years, points to one and only one direction. [ Read more]

Prisoners from 1991-2001

List of Known Detention Facilities in Eritrea
ዝርዝር አስማት አብያተ ማእሰርቲ ኤርትራ

  • Elias Teklu, a journalist and writer who became the first victim of the government of Ethiopia in the 1950s should also be remembered on the 18th of September.
Elias Teklu, the correspondent of the newspaper ‘Dehai Eritrea’, was imprisoned by the government of Ethiopia in 1954 and  then  taken to  Alem Bekage prison former central prison in Addis Ababa where he died. [Read more

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ጋዜጠኛ መንእሰይ ዮሴፍ ገብረህወት ካብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ኣብዚ ዝሓለፈ ክልተ ሰሙን ከምዝተሰወረ, 2012


Brief information on some prisoners who died in the PFDJ prisons since 2001-2012

From EHREA archive collections compiled by Resoum Kidane

The Eritrean Revolution: Born of a Shifta father, produced a Shifta system [read more]

We are harvesting what we planted

ERA-ERO-PRISONERS UPDATE-20 ግንቦት 2012[ንሞት ዶ ትጽበያ!]
Era’eRo Prison guard reveals his shocking account
Six Eritrean political leaders have died in prison: ex-guard

[Part 1] HRCE's Elsa Chyrum Interviews Eyob Bahta ( Ex Eiraeiro Prison-Guard video)
Part 2] HRCE's Elsa Chyrum Interviews Eyob Bahta ( Ex Eiraeiro Prison-Guard video)

  Fessshaye Yohannes  
   

Reporter and co-founder of the newspaper, Setit

Taha Moh.Nur
Taha Mohammed Nur Co-Founder of ELF, died in prison
Arrested September 2001 Arrested November 2005
Died: Feb. 2008
Died: 2003
Place: Prison camp
Caused: torture and medical negligency
Place :Eiraeiro prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency.He made several unsuccessful attempts to commit suicide, finally, he was found hanged in his cell in 2003
Medhanie
Assistant chief editor and co-founder of the newspaper, Keste Debena
Arrested September 2001
Died: Feburary 2004
Place: Eiraeiro prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency
Adago Au
   
  Died: 2001?
  Place: Underground Prison (Bunker)  
  Caused of death: torture and medical negligency    
 
  Yusuf Mohammed
Chief editor of the newspaper, Tsigenay Husen Yusuf
Arrested September 2001 Died: 2001?
Place Place:Underground Prison (Bunker)
Died: June 13,2006
Caused of death: torture and medical negligency
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency

Adago Auka

Died On August 19, 2002

Caused of death torture

Capt. Ahmed Sheik Feres

Arrested 2007

Died 2010

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Said Abdulkader
 
Chief editor of the newspaper, Admas

The following five (5) individuals were executed at the direct orders of the chairman, Mr. Kornelios Adolay Osman. Read more

Arrested September 2001
Died: March 14, 2004
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency.He committed suicide in 2004,
Name of prisioners who died at Adolay´s prison camps in Gash Setite.
Fitewrari Hedad Kerar
Abo Sunabera Debena
He wasw arrested in October 2001
   
Briefly arrested in June 2001
and was freed from the 2nd police station in Asmara in March 2004, reportedly on account of severe ill-health and arthritis, for which he received inadequate medical treatment
Source AI readmore
Died on Saturday 9/2008
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Thereafter he was placed under house arrest.
Died 05/03Read more
 
The killing machine: from round-ups to death camps
 
   
on 10 June 2005, 161 youth were killed at Wia prison camp.   Name of 48 prisioners who were killed at Adi-Abeito prison on 4 November 2004    
  "In Dahlak, every day someone died. The food was very little and there was no medical attention. No one cares for prisoners. While I was there about 25 percent died from lack of medication and the bad conditions".read more    
    Asmourom Kifle, Tama Kefelay, and Awat Habtezgee and other prisoners in Dahlak,  
Salih Kekiya
   
 
   
Ministry of Transport
Arrested in September 2001
Died: June 9, 2003
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency
 
Senait Debessay          
 

Senait Debessai was arrested on Nov 14, 2003 [ Lemin-Leminey :Senait Debesay video clip)]
Report on Senait Debessai
Senait Debessai: Senseless Imprisonment 5 Years [14 November 2008 }
Died:29 January 2009
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency

     
   

 

     
Estifanos Seyoum          
  Arrested in September 2001
Died: September 28,2007
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency
     

Astier Fissehatsion

   
 

Director in the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

 
Arrested September 2001
Died: June 13, 2003
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency
Yirga Yosief
   
 
Students at the University of Asmara
Arrested August 10, 2001
Died: August 14, 2001
Place:Wia detention camp
Caused of death:heatstroke  
 
Paulos Kidane
Germano Nati
Berhane Gebregziabeher
Mattewos Habteab
 
Journalist with the Amharic-language service of state-owned Eri-TV
Arrested November 12, 2006
Place: underground prison beneath the No. 5 police station
Died: June 2007
Caused of death: Killed [ read more]
 

Arrested in September 2001
Died: March 17, 2008
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency

 

Arrested in September 2001
Died: June 20, 2002
Place: Imbatkala
Caused of death:He was executed on court decision on June 20, 2002 . This was recommended by Naizghi Kiflu

Death certificate]

 

Editor of of Meqaleh

Arrested in September 2001

Place: Eiraerio prison camp

The death of Mattewos Habteab was reported by Eyob Bahta Habtemariam
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DATE DETAINED: 18-09-2001
DETENTION CODE: 250-251-525
DATE OF DEATH: 19-07-2007 REASON FOR DEATH: CHRONIC ILLNESS REMARKS: DETAINEE HAS A CHRONIC KIDNEY CONDITION. AFTER HE DEVELOPED A HIGH BLOOD P BEEN RECEIVING CONTINOUS INTENSIVE MEDICAL CARE. HIS REFUSAL TO UNDERGO A SURGERY HIS DEATH IN DETENTION.
NAME OF OFFICER IN CHARGE: L.COLONEL ISSACK ARAYA
SIGNED 20-07-2007 source All but two of the 11 former senior government officials of Eritrea confirmed dead

 

Beraki Gebreselassie

   
   
   
   
Mamad Hamid Mamad
 
Head of the Arabic (Middle East) Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Arrested September 2001
Died: July 11, 2005
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency
 
Mohmud Sherifo
   
       
Former Vice-President
Arrested September 2001
Died: June 6, 2003
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death. His death is attributed due the lack of urgent medical treatment.  
Ogbe Abraha
Formerly Chief of Staff of the Defence Force
Arrested September 2001
Died: July 13, 2002
Place: Imbatkala
Caused :General Okbe Abraha attempted suicide; his life was saved after receiving urgent medical treatment that lasted for three months in Glass, a military hospital 15 km. west of Keren. However, his health condition farther exacerbated as he was already battling with asthma, which lead to his death shortly after his return to Embatkala in 2002
Tesfa Girorghis
   
Administrator Tsorona subzone
Arrested September 2001
Died: 4/3/2004
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency.He committed suicide
Sahle Tegezeab
   
     
Head of the Civil Actions (Non-Criminal Cases)
Arrested September 2001
Died: January 2005
Place: Eiraerio prison camp
Caused of death: torture, climactic condition and medical negligency
Yemane Tekie
   
Students at the University of Asmara
Arrested August 10, 2001
Died: August 14, 2001
Place:Wia detention camp
Caused of death:heatstroke
 
Azieb Simon
   
Arrested Arrested in 2007
Teklesenbet Gebreab Kiflom
Place: Place: Wi'a Military Training Center  
 
Died: Died ?/2008 (age 36)    
Died: Died 07/2008 (age 37)
Caused of death:malaria [ Read more]
Place: Place: Wi'a Military Training Center
  Caused of death:malaria[ Read more]
   
Nigisti Haile
   
     
Moges Solomon
   
Arrested in early 2006.
Arrested in 2003
Died on 15 February 2007 (age 30)
Died on 5 September, 2007 (age 33)
Place: Wia army training camp near the port of Massawa
Place: Adi-Nefase army camp near the port of Assab
 

ኢብራሂም ማሕሙድ

Ibrahim Mohamed Azelto [ኢብራሂም ማሕሙድ ዓዘልቶ][ Full story]

Arrested 1992
Died on 4 October 2009
Place Adi Quala Prison

Tesfaledet Seyoum
Hana Hagos Asgedom  
Arrested September 2001
Died: on 26 December 2008
Read more
On Jan. 24,2010 Hana Hagos Asgedom, 41, became the eleventh believer to die in these detention centers. Asgedom suffered a heart attack while being held in solitary confinement at Alla Military Cam.Read More
   
Yemane Kahasay Andom
Senait Oqbazgi Habta  
Yemane Kahasay Andom
Died: on 23 July 2009
43-year-old Yemane Kahasay Andom died on 23 July 2009 and reportedly is secretly buried in the camp.

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Senait Oqbazgi Habta, 28, died on 23 April 2010 in the Sawa Military Training Centre in Eritrea where she had been detained for some two years.Read More
   
Mogos Hagos Kiflom
Christian Deaths Climb in Eritrean Prisons Seble Hagos Mebrahtu  

Mogos Hagos Kiflom, 37
Died: on January 2009
read more

ASMARA, Eritrea (Worthy News)-- After two weeks of torture, Seble Hagos Mebrahtu, 27, died in the military training center in Sawa, Eritrea, on January 1. Reportedly, Mebrahtu was refused medical treatment for malaria and died soon after. Although it was unclear as to how long she was imprisoned in Sawa, sources state she was arrested for reading a Bible in her own bedroom. Read more
Terhase&Ferewine   Dawit Isaak  
Terhase Gebremichel Andu, 28, and Ferewine Genzabu Kifly, 21, died as the result of starvation and untreated health problems, confidential sources inside Eritrea told Open Doors. Andu died on Oct. 16,2011 and Kifly died one week later on Sunday.
Both were arrested during a prayer meeting in 2009 at a private home in Tesenai, according to Open Doors. They faced two years of physical torture and were denied medical care inside Adersete Military Camp
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Dawit Isaak ‘may be dead’

Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, who has been imprisoned in Eritrea since 2001, has been moved from prison and may be dead, according to Swedish journalist Lars Adaktusson. read more

Mehari Gebreneguse Asgedom
ኣቶ ምስግና ገብረትንሳኤ  

Mehari Gebreneguse Asgedom,42

Died: on January 2009
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ኣቶ ምስግና ገብረትንሳኤ ዝተባህለ ኣቦ 5 ቆልዑ፡ ኤርትራዊ ኣማኒ ጅሆባ፡ ብሰንኪ ሃይማኖታዊ እምነቱ፡ ንሰለስተ ዓመታት መመላእታ ኣብቲ ዊዓ ዝብሃል ግኑን ቤትማእሰርቲ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ንሰለስተ ዓመት ክሳቐ ድሕሪ ምጽናሕ ብሰንኪ ሕማቕ ኣተሓሕዛ ብ19 ሓምለ 2011 ከምዝዓረፈ ምንጭታት ሓቢሮም።Read more
   
Mesfin Gebrekristos,
Angesom Teklom  
Caused of death: Meningitis.

Eritrea (MNN) ― Open Doors says at least seven prisoners held at Wi'a Military camp in Eritrea have died in an outbreak of meningitis. By the time the government relocated the prisoners and staff to Mitire Military Concentration Camp, at least one of them, Mesfin Gebrekristos, was among those who succumbed to both weakened health and the illness. Mesfin was a believer who spent the last year imprisoned for his faith. Read more

Angesom Teklom Habtemichel, 26, who was imprisoned at Adi Nefase Military Camp in Asab, died at the end of August, 2011 officials with the ministry said. He suffered from severe malaria but was “denied medical treatment because of his written refusal to recant his Christian faith.
Yosief Kebedom  
ኣቶ ኣማኑኤል ተኪኤ፡
 
Yosief Kebedom Gelai, a recently converted single Christian, died in Medefera July 5.2013readmore
ሓላፊ ምቍጽጻር ወተሃደራት ከተማ ኣስመራ ዝነበረ ኣቶ ኣማኑኤል ተኪኤ ኣብ ቤትማእሰርቲ ህግደፍ ሞይቱ፡ ኣማውትኡ ዝሓተቱ ኣባላት ቤተሰቡ ድማ ተኣሲሮም

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  Mass deaths in Wi’a concentration/training camp
     
  ኣብ ቤት ማእሰርቲ ዘለዉ ኤርትራውያን፣ ብተላገብቲ ሕማማት ይሳቐዩ እቶም ዝሞቱ እሱራት፣ ገራሪ ገያ ዕድመ 34 ዓመት፣ ኪኒ ሉዊጂ ዕድመ 37 ክልቲኦም ካብ ብሄረ ኩናማ ክኾኑ እንከለዉ፣ እቲ ሳልሳይ፣ ሳሙኤል ጸጋይ ዝተባህለ ወዲ 22 ዓመት ከኣ ኣባል ሓይልታት ምክልኻል ኤርትራ እዩRead more
 


ምስጢራዊ ስቅያት ንጹሃት ጀጋኑ

ሕይወቶም ዝሰአኑ ዜጋታት ኤርትራ፤-

 

ስም

ኃላፍነት

ቦታ መዝነት

ዕለት ዓ. ም. ፈ

1.

ጀነራል ኦቕበ አብርሃ

ጠቕላላ ስታፍ ኤርትራ

እምባትካላ

ሐምለ 13 2002

2.

ፍስሃየ ዮሐንስ የሽዋ

ደራስን ጋዜጤኛን

እምባትካላ

ጥቅምቲ 12 2002

3.

ማሕሙድ ሸሪፎ

ምኒስተር ዞባዊ ምምሕዳር

እምባትካላ

ሰነ 5 2003

4.

ሳልሕ ከኪያ

ሚኒስተር መጐዓዓዝያ

ዒራዒሮ

ሰነ 9 2003

5.

አስተር ፍስሓጽዮን

ኃላፊ ማኅበራዊ ጉዳያት  ዓንሰባ

ዒራዒሮ

ሰነ 13 2003

6.

ዮፉፍ መሐመድ ዓሊ

ጋዜጠና

ዒራዒሮ

ሰነ 13 2007

7.

ሐመድ ሕመድ

አብ ሚኒስትሪ ጉዳያን ወጻኢ ኃላፊ ማ/ምብራቕ

ዒራዒሮ

መስከረም 22 2003

8.

ተክለጊዮርጊስ ሓጐስ ቅስሙ

አማሓዳሪ ንኡስምም. ጸሮና

ዒራዒሮ

መጋቢት 16 2004

9.

ሳህለ ጸጋዝአብ

አኽባር ሕጊ

ዒራዒሮ

ጥሪ 1 2005

10

ስዒድ ዓብደልቃድር

ጋዜጠኛ

ዒራዒሮ

መጋቢት 3. 2005

11.

መድኃኔ ኀይለ

ጋዜጠኛ

ዒራዒሮ

ሐምለ 2 2006

12.

አባ ኪዳነ ማርያም

ፈላሲ አብ ማርያም ዓይላ

ዒራዒሮ

ሐምለ 2002

13.

 

 

 

 

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ክቡራት ዜጋታት ብዙኃት ኤርትራውያን ዜጋጣት ብሕብእ ሕቡእ ሕይወቶም ይጠፍእ ምህላዉ ኲሉ ፈሊጡ ብሓድነት ነዚ ጠጠው ንምባል ብሓደ  ማዕረ ከም ስኒ አድጊ ዄንና ንሥራሕ።

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 ኣብ አርትራ ኣብ ቤት ማሕቡስ ንዜሞቱ እሱራት ጃምላዊ መርድእ ተነጊሩ ብክውንን ዗ይክውንን ምኽንያት ካብ ብዘሕ ዒመታት ኣትሒዝም ኣብ ቤት ማሕቡስ ዜተኣስሩ ካሳብ ሎሚ ኣለው እናተባህለ ስልጣንያን ክዲውንትን ዜበጽሓሎም ዜነበረን ኤርትራውያን፡ ኣብ ዜሓለፈ ሰሙን ስርዒት ህግዯፍ፡ ንቤተሰቦም በብሓዯ ጸዊዐ ብህይወት ከምየለው ጃምላዊ መርድእ ኣርዱኡ። ቤተሰብ እሱራት ኣብ ዜሓለፈ ሰሙን ‚እከለ.... ዜተባህለ እሱር ሞይቱ እዩ! ሬሳ ኣይወሃብን እዩ! ናይ ግፍዑ ዲስን ቴንዲን ፡ ኣይፍቀድን ! ንክትፈልጡ ኢልና ኢና! ሓ዗ን ኣምሲልካ ምትእኽካብውን ኣይፍቀድን እዩ! ድሕሪ ሕጂ ስልጣንያ ወይ ክዲን ከይተምጽኡ‚ ብምባልን ነዙ መርድእዙ ብምስጢር ክሕዜዎ ከም዗ለዎም ተሪር መጠንቀቕታ ብምሃብን፡ ንብዘሓት ስድራቤታት ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ከተማ ኣስመራ ንዜርከቡ ኣፋንዩ። እዝም መርድኦም ዜተነግረ እሱራት ዙኣቶም እቶም ብፖለቲካዊ ሕቶ ዜተኣስሩ ዗ይኮኑ፡ ብኻልእ ብዜተፈላለየ በብዒይነቱ ምኽንያታት ዜተቐ
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Stories from Underground Prison in Eritrea: Torture, Madness, Slave Labour, Death and a Father Searching for his Son(Life under PFDJ)

[ELF 1965-1980] [EPLF 1970-1990][1992-1997] [1998-2000] [Since 2001][Prisoners death records][Mysterious Deaths]


ሕሩይ ክፍሎም ተስፋማርያም ዝተባህለ ወዲ 20 ዓመት ኤርትራዊ መንእሰይ ብስርዓት ህግደፍ ብጥይት ተቐቲሉ።

ሕሩይ ክፍሎም ተስፋማርያም ዝተባህለ ወዲ 20 ዓመት ኤርትራዊ መንእሰይ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ሰሙን ናብ ኤትዮጵያ ክሰግር ኣብ ዝፈተነሉ ግዜ ብሓይልታት ኤርትራ ብጥይት ተሃሪሙ ሂወቱ ከምዝሰኣነ ካብ ኤርትራ ዝረኸብናዩ ሓበረታ የረደእ። Readmore

Lists of execution of some prisoners since 2005

A former Eritrean prison guard who fled to Ethiopia claimed his country's ex-foreign minister and an army chief had died in prison while thousands of others had fallen severely ill in "secret detention centres". The two officials were close allies of President Issaias Afeworki throughout the Red Sea state's 30-year war for independence. Read more

 

Ermias Home

The Eritrean people never wish to see again anyone who has a history of totalitarian or megalomaniac crimes (like the EDA, EPDP &PFDJ leaders) seizing power in future Democratic Eritrea or forming an interim government

Constitution of Eritrea should include

Anyone with a history of  crimes during the armed struggle or after the liberation should not be eligible to stand for any office post.  This should apply to opposition leaders

All those committed violations of human rights should encouraged to acknowledge these as part of national reconcilation process

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