Worsening situation of Eritrean refugees to be the focus of major conference
High interest at a pre visit in Brussels
A major conference is taking place in Brussels on the 19th of October 2017, focusing on the plight of Eritrean refugees. The conference, entitled ‘Eritrea and the On-going Refugee Crisis in Europe,’ will address the changing approach on the part of European asylum authorities, governments and the European Commission towards Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers. These issues will be discussed in the context of the worsening human rights crisis in Eritrea as documented by the UN commission of inquiry and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights is Eritrea. Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, the UN Special Rapporteur, will appear in the conference as a keynote speaker.
We, friends and colleagues of Peter, have come together in a campaign group.
Our main goals are to contribute to the wellbeing, the release and dropping of charges against the Istanbul10. The means and actions of our campaign should be in-line with the values the Istanbul10 stand for, and thus focus on a nonviolent approach that builds bridges, dismantles enemy images and speaks truth to power.
We are only at the beginning of the campaign, but unfortunately we might need a long breath.
Conscientious objector Noa Gur Golan from Israel was sentenced to 30 days in military prison for her refusal to serve in the military. She has already spent for 14 days behind bars last month, after refusing to enlist for the first time.