By Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu* Part four & final I thank God for enabling me to tell my story of despair, helplessness, torture, hope, and courage. I express my respect to all the peace-loving Eritreans who stood on the side of the oppressed. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who called and sent encouraging
Month: October 2018
By Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu* Part three “You did not need three men: you could have killed me with a gun” I assume the medics of Mai-Serwa prison have handled many horrendous cases. It was common to see a young man with good health going to the interrogation room and coming out broken, bruised and bloodied
By Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu* Part One “You called for the President’s assassination” For the safety of the people discussed in the story, I will not mention names. Following a strong official notice from a day before to all employees of Radio Bana to duly come to a meeting on 19 February 2009 at 4:00 p.m.,
By Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu* Part Two “I am on a period… Could you please change the date for me?” Wednesday, 20th of October 2010, just after breakfast, the guard opened my cell and called my name. “You are summoned.” I followed him. Summons to the prison head office produces conflicting feelings – hope and fear.