Isaak’s lawyers reports Eritrea

Now police reports imprisoned journalist Dawit Isaak three lawyers Eritrea’s top management

– President Esayas Afewerki, justice minister, defense minister, foreign minister and presidential advisor.

They are reported for crimes against humanity, torture and enforced disappearance.

– We want to put pressure on those who are personally liable for Dawit’s incarceration, says Jonathan Lundqvist, President of Reporters Without Borders.

Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, imprisoned in September 2001 and has been in prison for almost 13 years without trial or judgment.

According to Reporters Without Borders has seven of the journalists arrested while Isaak died in Eritrean prisons. Now the lawyers Jesús Alcalá, Percy Bratt and Prisca Orsonneau, which is Reporters Without Borders legal coordinator in Paris, decided to notify the police the country’s top management.

Can be examined by a Swedish court

– The people we now report are all in the Eritrean leadership bears full responsibility for Dawit Isaak, imprisoned. Therefore we want the Swedish police are investigating the matter and will take them in for questioning if they come to Sweden, says lawyer Percy Bratt.

The new right of crimes against humanity in Sweden has not been tried before. Now may be the first time. The law applies from 1 July. The law means that the Swedish court may examine crimes against humanity regardless of who committed them or where they are committed. Police report means that the Swedish authorities to take action against the notified people when they come to Sweden.




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