|Damning Eritrea HR Rprt, the tyrant's risible 'COI Rprt not endorsed by HRC' alert! |
26 October 2017
United Nations, New York--At the 32nd meeting of UN's Third Committee re 'Promotion and protection of Human Rights' at UNGA72 today, Thursday, 26 October, 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Eritrea, Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth, delivered yet another damning report on the situation of Human Rights in Eritrea: Egregious and blatant violations of Human Rights in Eritrea including those that amount to Crimes against Humanity persist. The response of Eritrea tyrant's agent that was properly countered by the Special Rapporteur was beyond embarrassing: "Alert! The report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COI) is not endorsed by the Human Rights Council (HRC), refer to respective resolution of last year, where it says 'The council noted the Report of the COI". He kind of warned the Assembly!
Well, below a copy of the resolution of the time, adopted without vote, for fact checking purposes where the relevant issues are highlighted and a video clip. At the time, the Rights Body commended the COI for its work and welcomed its report unequivocally, requested the General Assembly to forward the report to the Security Council for appropriate action, and extended the mandate of the SR with the request to follow up on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the COI, just to mention few. Furthermore, the SR submitted "To date, the Report of the COI has been tabled awaiting action."