Urgent Action: Ex-minister arbitrarily held after book release in Eritrea

Former Eritrean Minister of Finance, Berhane Abrehe, was taken to an undisclosed location by security agents on 17 September. His arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention come just days after he published a book encouraging Eritreans to peacefully protest against government policies.

Please write immediately in Tigrinya, Arabic or your own language:
◼ Calling on the Eritrean government to immediately reveal the whereabouts of Berhane Abrehe and to immediately and unconditionally release him from his arbitrary detention;
◼ Calling on them to ensure that Berhane Abrehe is not subjected to any torture or other ill treatment pending his release;
◼ Urging them to respect the right to freedom of expression and allow for freedom of expression without fear of government reprisal.
 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 30 OCTOBER 2018 TO:
Minister of Justice
Fouzia Hashim
PO Box 241
Asmara,
Eritrea
Salutation: Dear Minister

President of Eritrea
Isaias Afwerki
PO Box 257
Asmara,
Eritrea
Salutation: Dear Mr. President

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR ESTIFANOS HABTEMARIAM GHEBREYESUS, Embassy of the State of Eritrea, 96 White Lion Street N1 9PF, 020 7713 0096, Fax 020 7713 0161, www.eritrean-embassy.org.uk, eriemba@eriembauk.com, Salutation: Your Excellency
 

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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