|Sweden: SVT Spares Eritrea Tyrant's Embassy Huge Embarrassment!|
03 March 2013
There is no place to hide for Eritrea tyrant's 2% exile tax extortion crimes. After recent similar actions in the Netherlands and Canada, the international wave against Eritrea tyrant Isias Afareki's 2% exile tax extortion crime caught up with him in Sweden on this day a week ago.Then, 24 Feb 13, SVT2, Swedish TV station, aired a damaging report making a compelling case against Eritrea tyrant's 2% exile tax extortion practices. The next day, Eritrea tyrant's embassy there issued a statement decrying SVT's disregard for its written rebuttal of the said report!
"Statement by Eritean Embassy ignored by SVT" said an article posted on a website close to the embassy-alenalki.com. Good for you! Saved you from big-time embarrassment!
By disregarding the said statement, SVT spared Eritrea tyrant's embassy big-time public embarrassment and humiliation for the tyrant's rebuttal was self-incriminating and more of affirmation rather than refutation of SVT's 2%tax extortion charges firstly, and secondly SVT's hidden-camera report killed any and all rebuttals in the world the tyrant's embassy can come up with.
Now back to the embassy's statement. In item#4, the tyrant's embassy states in no uncertain terms that the 2% exile tax (by the way, duty refers to customs meaning tax paid/imposed on imported goods!) is VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION only to turn around in item#5 and make Eritreans pay the taxes by threatening to deny them, inter alia, vital consular and other public services including citizen's rights otherwise! The embassy explicitly submits that said services and rights are reserved only to and are rights and privileges of those that pay the 2% taxes! But there is no such legal requirement that makes payment of 2% tax mandatory in order to get said vital services? As a matter of fact the2% tax is totally voluntary? Right, there isn't and there can't be such legal requirement, it is the requirement of the barrel of the gun: It is TERROR and TERRORISM that has the name "Voluntary Contribution" and under the veil of "Democracy & Justice". Yes it is Extortion par excellence and exactly that what SVT is charging, now being affirmed by the Embassy!
For starters, consular and other public services are provided for a one-time, possibly recurrent, universal processing fees only, regardless of one's income.
In real time this is how it plays out frequently at Eritrea tyrant's embassy all over the world (hidden camera video): An Eritrean equipped with a hidden camera shows up at the embassy and asks for consular help. Clerk: Did you pay the 2% tax? Citizen: No. Clerk: Well, we can't help you unless and until you bring proof of income and make the corresponding 2% tax payment! Citizen: Do and must I pay this tax? Clerk: Yes. With that, the visiting Eritrean is compelled to make a payment he does not and must not make because it is voluntary for fear of not getting whatever vital consular help he needs if not.
Another, sorry, tired and worn out argument of Eritrea tyrant's handlers is the claim there are a lot more people that subscribe to the voluntarily pay the2 % tax than not. Well, it is what Eritrea tyrant is calling voluntary 2% tax scheme that is extortionist scheme hence criminal not its victims. This Eritrea tyrant's inarguably extortionist and criminal scheme must be arrested immediately regardless of how many more people subscribe to it.
Further, Eritrea tyrant's embassy collecting taxes violates the Vienna Convention on Consular Relation, which violation Eritrea tyrant's embassy in Canada recently reluctantly acknowledged and pledged to cease and desist his criminal practice of collecting 2% exile tax extortion in Canada in exchange for renewal of his consular accreditation.
Enough is enough! Eritrea tyrant has gotten away with this criminal activity with impunity for over two decades. The Netherlands and Canada did it. Sweden must follow suit. Sweden cannot and must not allow such criminal activities of Eritrea tyrant to be pursued in its territory. Therefore, it behooves the government of Sweden to bring an immediate end to such shamelessly overt criminal activities by closing the tyrant's embassy and other offices, only effective way for that is the primary raison d'etre of the embassy.
Related Link: There Are No Taxes In Eritrea; It's All Extortion Money!