Eritreans for more than half a century have lost their beloved ones without even knowing an iota of information how, why, when and where they died. This piece discusses the topic in three sections based on chronological events: deaths during the struggle period and today; people killed by the rebels and the government; and death in migration.
Part Two: National Service “absconders” and their fate.
The other group of families who are the victims of silent suffering and non-moving on are those families of enforced disappearance and rounding ups, and families of those killed in torture camps and detention facilities. These are families who witness the kidnapping of their family members or knew that their family members have been held by the Eritrean regime illegally but never have the chance of knowing their whereabouts. Some have got the information that their family member had been killed or died in detention as the result of ill-treatment or tortures. In such cases the families are left in dark. What is sad is Continue reading “Families in Limbo: Being deprived of closure and unable to move on”