Eritrean leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity

GENEVA- UN rights investigators accused Eritrean leaders of crimes against humanity including torture, rape and murder on Wednesday and called on the Security Council to impose sanctions and refer the case to the International Criminal Court. Atrocities – including an indefinite military national service programme that amounted to mass enslavement – had been committed since the country’s independence in 1991 and were ongoing, the UN Commission of Inquiry said. There was no immediate response from the Horn of Africa country, but it has routinely dismissed reports by UN bodies and campaign groups of rights violations in the past.



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