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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea

Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea

Above image: Independent Eritrea Eritrean soldiers march during the country’s Independence Day in Asmara. May 24, 2007.

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Photo: Saba (Saba shoe factory), Independence Day carnival, BDHO Avenue Asmara Eritrea.

A Better People | Shedding light on Human Rights, Government, and Politics

by Simon Tesfamariam |  Red Sea Fisher

 March 16, 2013

“Africom has some sort of military “partnership”–bilateral agreements–with most of Africa’s 53 countries” but “the exceptions: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Eritrea and Libya. Ivory Coast is now in the bag. So is South Sudan. Libya may be next. The only ones left to be incorporated to Africom will be Eritrea and Zimbabwe.” Thus, Eritreans must be ready for any eventuality as the external forces that seek regime change in Eritrea–for simply not following their rules or refusing to kneel down–are left with no choice but to pull the human rights card.

WWF Earth Hour Partner (20 million $) Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture

BREAKING NEWS – WWF Earth Hour Partner (20 million $) Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture

News Release

From Campaign to Stop Killer Coke
For immediate release: March 1, 2010

For further information, contact:
Terry Collingsworth, Conrad & Scherer: (202) 543-5811
Bob Perillo, Guatemala, to schedule interviews with plaintiffs: 011 50 25318 6620
Pat Clark: (718) 852-2808, Corporate Campaign, Inc.

Coke Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture

On February 25, 2010 a lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight plaintiffs in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against The Coca-Cola Co. and Coke processing and bottling plants in Guatemala. This case involves charges of murder, rape and torture. The plaintiffs include union leaders and family members. This case has been brought in New York State because plaintiffs and other victims of human rights abuses lack access to an independent and functioning legal system within Guatemala, a country with a corrupt judiciary which has been undermined by the intimidation and murder of witnesses, prosecutors, lawyers and judges.

(Read the complaint here.)