Eritreans Flee Repression, Says UN Rapporteur

June 21, 2014   // 0 Comments

  allAfrica.com Some 4,000 Eritreans flee their country each month because of government repression and military conscription, according to a UN investigator. Many arrived in Italy as boat refugees. UN special rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth said on Thursday that Eritrea's system of forcing all citizens from the age of 18 into military service equated to "forced labor" and was resul...

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