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Eritrea Rejects UN Report on Asylum-Seekers

Eritrea’s top diplomat to the United Nations says the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has committed a “conceptual mistake” in a report, which stated that in the past 37 days more than 6,000 Eritreans had claimed asylum in neighboring Ethiopia.   The U.N. refugee agency said Eritrea’s renewed conscription drive was to blame for the sharp increase in the number of youths fleeing the country. But Eritrea's U.N. ambassador, Girma Asmerom, dismissed the report as a calculated...

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