Eritrean opposition renews calls for mass revolt against regime

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Addis Ababa, November 14 (WIC) –Eritrean opposition force on Tuesday made fresh calls for public uprising against president Isaias Afeworki’s regime in Asmara.

Chairman of The Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO), Ibrahim Haron, told Sudan Tribune Eritrea is currently facing an unprecedented political, economic, social and human rights crisis.

The group alleged that Eritrean leaders have become more than ever corrupted and are lately confiscating military budgets to their own coffers.

The opposition leader further said the Red Sea nation is witnessing a growing division among political and military leaders of the country.

As a result “the Eritrean Army has intensified its opposition against the ill military policies” he said adding “Eritrean defence forces doesn’t any more have the trust on its leaders and has lost the spirit to militarily defend [their] own nation”.

Haron said, now is the right time to act against Eritrean government, calling on the Eritrean Army, opposition forces, as well as the Eritrean people at home and aboard to jointly unite to oust the regime.

According to the opposition group the mass revolution could be ignited in the coming few weeks.

Eritrea is a one party state, and does not have any legally functioning political opposition to the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ).

Eritrea is among the world’s top human right violators, according to human rights groups, who say that, thousands of political prisoners remain detained in secret underground jails without any charge.

Political repression, intimidation, and forced conscription have also driven tens and thousands of Eritreans into exile.