Report from Eritrea

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Karl Eric Knutsson
Number of pages: 8
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Eritrea
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 1971
Release Month | Day: apr-71

Tags: Human rights

Symptoms of Partiality
In "Aftonbladet" (ed. in Sweden) the Ethiopian minister of information
has adamently denied that reports on the massacres in Eritrea, given by one of the best friends of the Ethio­pian people, the Swedish missionaire Olle Hagner, have any foundation, dis­nursing them as being mere symptoms of partiality. According to him, Hagner was speaking on behalf of the libera­tion front. That is simply an easy way out. Very likely I myself will be ac­cused of being equally biased. And I willingly admit that I do take sides. Not the side of any special grouping within the Ethiopian internal politi­cal system, but that of people in the peasants' stone-built villages and the herdsmen's huts. This is a partiality which would should be readily under­stood by those who have ordered these people's homes to be laid waste, and the innocents to be cruelly shot down.

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