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UN: Thousands Fleeing Eritrea in Desperation

A U.N. investigator reports about 4,000 Eritreans are fleeing the country every month to escape indefinite national service, arbitrary arrest and other persistent violations of their human rights. The investigator, who submitted her second report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, says the situation in Eritrea has deteriorated since she filed a report last year. Statistics may not tell the whole story, but they are revealing. Last year about 2,000 people fled Eritrea every month in search...

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