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Vol 42 No 14

Published 13th July 2001


Eritrea

Crimes against the state

The President still claims he won the war as his regime wobbles around him

The ruling People's Front for Democracy and Justice is now deeply split. At the end of May, 15 leading members of the PFDJ's 75-member Central Council published an unprecedented open letter denouncing President Issayas Afeworki's autocratic rule. The 'G15', also known as 'the Reformers', details his failures to follow the Front's constitution; they call for a meeting of the its 19-person Executive Committee, and for unity, democracy and the rule of law through full implementation of the constitution, with multi-party elections and the abolition of the controversial Special Court.

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