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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Lidiya T @KitchaFitFit1 in acknowledgment of her consistent, creative and pragmatic actions that she undertakes to support #Eritrean refugees in #Libya.

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Lidiya is a 21 years old prominent activist & organizer who has been passionately involved with her Eritrean community from a very young age.

Ever since she witnessed the daunting & overwhelming plight of Eritrean refugees in Libya, Lidiya got determined not to sit back & watch.
Instead, she picked up the slack left by the organizations which simply abandoned these refugees, and found a way to provide financial and moral support to these refugees and make meaningful contributions to help ease their suffering.

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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Habtom Yohannes (@Kinzareb) in acknowledgment of his long-standing unwavering advocacy for Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience and his passion to support Eritreans with his expertise in journalism.

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Habtom Yohannes is an Eritrean-Dutch human rights activist, a senior editor with extensive experience within the Dutch media, lecturer, advisor & moderator. He continuously raises the issues of #Eritrea|n prisoners & uses every opportunity/platform to demand that they get justice Image
As a passionate activist, he has been putting the violation of human rights in #Eritrea on the agenda of the Dutch parliament, the European Parliament, the African Union and the United Nations. @Europarl_EN @_AfricanUnion @UN
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the organizers of
@RemEPOC in acknowledgment of their important initiative to help keep the memories of disappeared Eritreans alive until they get justice.

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Remembering Eritrean Prisoners of Conscience
@RemEPOC is a social media campaign that is dedicated to daily remembering at least one Eritrean Prisoner of Conscience and an accompanying daily narrative of the human rights situation of #Eritrea.

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#Eritrea today is a country where its best daughters & sons, including its sheiks, priests, pastors, ministers, diplomats, civil servants, army leaders, teachers, conscripts, poets, newspaper editors, singers, merchants, veterans and faith communities are illegally disappeared.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Tsedal Yohannes in acknowledgment of her perseverance, commitment and courage to advocate for #Eritrean prisoners of conscience.

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@TsedalYohannes is a passionate and very committed London based #Eritrea|n activist who has been fighting for the release of her sister Aster Yohannes and other Eritrean prisoners of conscience for over a decade. #Yiakl
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Despite the emotional toll, Tsedal is a very determined woman who is oftentimes seen in the streets of London, Geneva, Brussels and other parts of the world campaigning for the rights of #Eritrea|n prisoners.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Ahmed Raji in acknowledgment of his consistent work as a citizen journalist and his commitment to highlighting and archiving the stories of disappeared #Eritrean|s.

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Ahmed as a citizen journalist and a strong advocate for #Eritrean prisoners of consciences is a frequent writer at @awate2 and archives disappeared Eritreans stories on his Facebook page - "Eritrea's Disappeared".…
Ahmed started writing at @awate2 in 2003 while still living in Asmara, #Eritrea. In order to protect his identity, the Awate Team gave him the name “Events Monitor”.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight is dedicated to Eritrean activists and campaigners who have actively been addressing the very urgent issue of famine happening in #Eritrea.

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This is an acknowledgment to the organizers of #EritreanHiddenFamine and #SaveDenkalia of their quick action in raising awareness to the famine brought by the Eritrean government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ImageImage
After the government of Eritrea announced a lock down of many parts of the country due to COVID-19, reports of people starving and pleading families in the diaspora for help started surfacing. #EritreanHiddenFamine #SaveDankalia ImageImageImage
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Kiki Tzeggai in acknowledgment of her grit to create an #Eritrean Veterans Day; and her relentless advocacy for justice, through her powerful never flinching pen. #Eritrea
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Kiki Tseggai is an #Eritrean writer, who is known for her perseverance, courage and strong desire to see a vibrant and prosperous Eritrea. She goes by “Fikrey Birhin” on Facebook, in honor of the love of her life - Birhin. Image
Her husband Berhane (Birhin) was imprisoned and murdered by the Ethiopian gov't 41 years ago. Berhin, the love of her life, was tragically taken away from her and her children and to this day, she shares the pain and grief her family and families like hers continue to endure. Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Semhar Ghebreslasie @semharnay in acknowledgment of her leadership and commitment to fighting injustice in #Eritrea with courage, compassion and resilience.

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Semhar started her activism in 2013/2014 when she was still in Asmara working in an Internet Cafe. Her courage and access to the internet gave her the opportunity to air her frustrations and post about the situation in #Eritrea on Facebook.

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In 2014, when she decided to leave #Eritrea by crossing the border, she was caught at one of the Tesenei checkpoints until she finally managed to escape from the temporary prison by running for 3 hours & eventually making it to #Sudan.

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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Yohannes Tseggay Berhe, the designer & webmaster of, for his pioneer work in creating a platform that accommodates all Eritreans to foster their unity & his strong sense of purpose to serve the Eritrean community ImageImage is an Eritrean hub with rich informative & entertaining content that was founded in 2013 whose aim is "to cultivate peace, harmony & reconciliation among all Eritreans, by involving Eritreans from different walks of society, without discrimination."
Yohannes joined the struggle for independence at a very young age when he was just 16 and was assigned to work at the front lines as a medical team member. During the 6th offensive, he got severely injured and was later assigned to work at Eritrea Relief Association (ERA).
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the campaigners & supporters of #EndHighSchoolInSawa in acknowledgment of their concerted efforts to resensitize #Eritrea|ns on the hideous policy of sending students to Sawa military camp to complete their final year of high school. ImageImage
#EndHighSchoolInSawa campaign started in June 2019 by a group of former Sawa high school students and activists in support of ZurFenkil movement at home with the objectives of: Image
- Ending societal numbness towards the immoral & illegal policy.

- Denormalizing conscription of child soldiers, separation of families & mixing of education and military.

- Relatively easily activating resistance by refusing to comply with the destructive policy.
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Dr. Mohammed Kheir Omer (@mkheirom) in acknowledgement of his invaluable contribution to the fight for justice and the overall enlightenment campaign by consistently providing historical knowledge and archiving #Eritrea|n history. ImageImage
Dr. @mkheirom grew up in Agordat, Eritrea & joined the Eritrean struggle for independence at a young age. He is an author, activist, bloggers who got his doctorate in Veterinary Science from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. #Eritrea Image
During the Eritrean struggle Dr. @mkheirom was a member of the central committee of the General Union of Eritrean Students (GUES) that was affiliated to the ELF 1977-1979. #Eritrea Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to @hanibalndaniel in acknowledgment of his unwavering, consistent & passionate advocacy to the Eritrean victims of religious persecution along with his work in journalism & video editing services in the #Eritrea|n Communities in diaspora. ImageImage
Hanibal Daniel studied journalism at Habari Maalum College in Tanzania in the early 1990's and served as the program producer at Radio Selamna (ራድዮ ሰላምና) until around 2010. He also studied IT at a College in Vancouver, WA after his resettlement in the US. #Eritrea
Hanibal's articulate series of posting titled ስቓይ እታ ጎርዞ about the true story of an Eritrean victim of atrocities due to her Christian faith has touched 1000s of readers & consequently earned its translation into English & publication as a book. #Eritrea Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the organizers of the Eritrean Detainee's Day (EDD) campaign in acknowledgment of their committed efforts to highlight the plights of Eritrean prisoners of conscience& advocate for their release.
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EDD is an annual campaign that is organized by concerned #Eritrean|s from around the World. Within the wider issue of violation of rights, the campaign highlights the issue of detention, forced disappearance and imprisonment in #Eritrea.
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The campaign started 8 years ago to remember those who had been taken from their homes and families for committing no crime but being Eritrean citizens.

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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Sister Azezet “Aziza” Kidane in acknowledgement of her heroic work in exposing the Sinai torture camps and positively impacting the lives of human trafficking victims.

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Sr. Azezet Habtezghi Kidane, also known as Sister Aziza, is an #Eritrean nun in the Comboni Missionary Sisters, human trafficking activist and a volunteer as a nurse for the NGO Physicians for Human Rights Open Clinic in Israel. #Eritrea Image
Sister Azezet, spend almost 20 years working as a nurse in #Sudan and #Ethiopia. Over the course of two years, from 2010 through 2012, she began to focus her attention on what was happening in the Sinai: the horrific torture and enslavement of asylum-seekers. #Eritrea Image
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1. Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Dr. Berhane Asmelash in acknowledgement of his commitment & faithful hard work to stand with Prisoners of Conscience in Eritrea - specifically those persecuted of their faith.

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2. Dr. Berhane was working as a medical doctor in #Eritrea when security authorities came to hospital and arrested him. He spent 11 months in prison because of his christian faith and saw friends and fellow prisoners led away to execution. @ReleaseInt Image
3. Dr. Berhane is the co-founder of “Release Eritrea” a UK registered human rights charity that advocates for freedom religious worship in #Eritrea. @ReleaseInt #Yiakl Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight is dedicated to honoring and remembering the #Eritrean disable veterans of Mai Habar who heroically fell down standing up for their rights and against the burgeoning tyrannical regime.
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As we reflect on June20, the day we honor our fallen heroes, the story of #Maihabar disabled war veterans reminds us of the numerous ways Eritrea fell short in honoring the sacrifices of those who sacrificed the ultimate so that we can enjoy the fruits of sovereignty & democracy. ImageImage
We overlooked those who paid the heaviest prices as the condition of those disabled veterans in MaiHabar shows.

These disabled veterans showed us by example that we should stand up for our rights - we neither supported them nor learned from them. #Yiakl
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to the organizers of the project #MissingEritreans in acknowledgment of their initiative to tackle one of the most daunting but critical tasks of documenting Missing #Eritreans and working hard to reunite separated families. #Eritrea ImageImage
The project currently uses web application ( - under construction now), traditional media (through a program in @ERISAT3) & social media (FB & YT) to assist #Eritreans in search of their loved ones whose status remains unknown.… ImageImage
#MissingEritreans was 1st started by @meronina on Facebook. After 10 years of managing the page by herself, Meron has recently handed down the torch to young activists at Ubuntu Haus who continue to do an excellent job in expanding the project.

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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Professor Gaim Kibreab in acknowledgment of his passion for #Eritrea by committing his profession and expertise to the #Eritrean cause and being a constant source of support and guidance to the younger Eritrean generation. ImageImage
Prof. Gaim is one of Eritrea’s respected intellectual who has dedicated his intellectual and professional life to understanding all things #Eritrea, especially the issues of migration, development, and governance in post-conflict societies.…
Prof. Gaim is a research Prof. & Course Director of the MSc Refugee Studies at London South Bank University and earned his Ph.D. from Uppsala University in Sweden. Prof Gaim has conducted research that spans over 3 decades and is the author of numerous books & academic journals. ImageImage
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Ethar Relief in acknowledgment of their dedication to support, educate and advocate the forgotten Eritrean refugees in the regions of Horn of Africa.

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‘Ethar’ is derived from an Arabic word, which denotes the altruistic giving to the needy without regard for one’s need, even if that need is justified. This elevated principal was the catalyst for the formation of ETHAR charity in 2006. #Eritrea Image
.@Ethar_Relief have worked devotedly to aid Eritrean refugees fleeing into the Horn of Africa region, who are indeed the Forgotten People. ETHAR has since established itself as the leading relief agency working with #Eritrea|n refugees globally.
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We celebrate #May24 by paying tribute to every #Eritrean family, and by renewing our promise to restore and reunite Eritrean families - to #heal Eritrea. ImageImageImageImage
We pay tribute:

To the family of those who paid the ultimate on the days leading to and on the eve of #May24. They could smell it, see it and sense it, yet there was a price to be paid - one more time and your precious one came forward…

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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Kebreab Yimesgen @KebreabY in acknowledgment of his compassionate human rights activism, mental health awareness, and helping create meaningful Eritrean community connections.
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In the 1990s, Kebreab served as a student leader at the University of #Asmara Youth Fellowship & later served as the Chair. He graduated with a degree in Physics from UoA, came to the U.S in 2007 & received his MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2011.
Kebreab has a tremendous amount of compassion for his community & always makes himself available to those in need. His gentle demeanor doesn't go unnoticed and he is always supporting and advocating for his community, especially those most vulnerable. Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Kawser Abdurahman in acknowledgment of her passionate and pioneer work on promoting diversity and meaningful inclusion through her ongoing engagement with Eritrean communities.

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Kawser was born in Asmara, Eritrea. She left Eritrea with her family at the age of 6. She lived in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Canada before permanently residing in Phoenix, AZ. #Eritrea #Yiakl Image
Kawser is a proud graduate of University of Manitoba, Canada with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. She is a hard working & brilliant woman who enjoys serving her community. #Eritrea Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Dr. @bereketbwoldeab in acknowledgment of his distinguished activism characterized by compassion, commitment, and genuine concern for #Eritrea|ns in general including Eritrean Health Professionals in particular.
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Dr. Bereket is one of Eritrea's brilliant & most caring Physicians. He is well versed in #Eritrea's healthcare system & overall state of the nation. He is a patriot who served his country & a well-respected voice in the movement for democracy in Eritrea.…
Dr. Bereket got his MD from the University of Gondor College of Medical Sciences (GCMS) in the late 1980s and joined the armed struggle for independence in 1990. He currently works as the Head of the Pathology Department of St Paul Hospital & Millennium Medical College in Addis. Image
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to @TemesghenD in acknowledgment of his distinguished journalism, professional media work, and activism for human rights, equality, and justice in #Eritrea
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@TemesghenD has been in the media industry for more than 21 years, with the largest bulk of his experience being in TV broadcasts.

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In November 1998, @TemesghenD became the founding member of the first-ever English-based news broadcast for Eri-TV and went on to be its chief anchor, producer & editor.
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