(Mekelle) Sep 2, 2020
The Government of the Regional State of Tigray has been pleading to the federal government of Ethiopia to bring the thousands of Ethiopian refugees in Saudi Arabia languishing in squalid and suffocating prisons. The federal government doesn’t seem to care. To add insult to injury the Prime Minister labelled them as terrorists and Covid-19 public health hazards.
Last month, the Regional Government of Tigray, wrote a letter to the King of Saudi Arabia requesting help in Air lifting the Ethiopian refugee prisoners to their country before they are all exposed to Covid-19 in Crowded Prison Cells. We have also learnt that it has also written a letter to the Saudi embassy in Addis Ababa today reminding it the urgency of the matter. We believe this is what is expected of a responsible government. At the same time we are once more disappointed by the federal government’s abdication of responsibility to protect its citizens.
Here is the full letter sent to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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