Categorie: ERITREA 

Een uitgebrande bus in Den Haag na de rellen van zaterdagavond 17 februari (foto: © Robin Utrecht/epa).

Rellen met Eritrese jongeren in Den Haag: hoe ver reikt de ‘lange arm’ van Asmara?

Zaterdagavond 17 februari 2024 kwam het in Den Haag tot hevige rellen bij betogingen van Eritrese jongeren tegen een festival dat georganiseerd was door regeringsgezinde groepen van Eritreeërs. Dit roept veel vragen op.

Het is trouwens helemaal niet de eerste keer dat het in Europa tot gewelddadige confrontaties komt tussen voor- en tegenstanders van het dictatoriale regime in Asmara. Een poging om wat verder te kijken dan de waan van de dag, want er zit duidelijk een patroon achter het geweld: de zogenaamde ‘transnationale repressie’.


Eritrean asylum seekers who oppose the regime in Eritrea protest outside a conference of regime supporters in south Tel Aviv, September 2, 2023 (foto: Itai Ron/Flash90).

How Eritrean regime agents persecute asylum seekers in Israel

Israeli authorities have long turned a blind eye to the threat Eritreans face from their own government, leaving the community desperate to protect itself, writes Guli Dolev-Hashiloni on the alternative Israeli online 972 Magazine.

The long arm of Asmara: riots in Tel Aviv between Eritrean dictatorship supporters and opponents

On Saturday [2 September 2023] there was a full-scale riot in Israel, with groups attacking each other with poles, bricks and anything else they could lay their hands on. The fighting on the streets of Tel Aviv left at least 160 people injured, with eight in a serious condition. Almost 50 police officers were also injured, most suffering from bruises and other injuries caused by stone-throwing.

The Eritrean ‘Fourth Front’: Festivals as a tool to control the diaspora

Riots broke out in The Hague on 17 February 2024. It is the latest in a string of clashes around the world involving pro-democracy and pro-government Eritreans.


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