The University of Asmara president, Dr Woldeab Yisak, is well known
for his destructive leadership that has reduced the university into a
place not even better than a high school. His university book is full of
irresponsible acts and events that many people have simply given up on
him. Politically, he has become the errand boy of president Isaias
Afwerki. In stead of maintaining the excellence, neutrality and
independence of the academic environment, he has turned the university
campus into a PFDJ mind controlling ground.
One would have simply
ignored Dr Woldeab but he has become party to the PFDJ's plan of
muzzling and purging the university of any academic and student voice
that is different from that of the ruling party. But now, the acts of Dr
Woldeab cannot and must not be ignored. He is guilty of putting in
danger the lives of thousands of university students. The two students
that died, the many that are in hospital have been subjected to this
only because the university president, in cooperation with PFDJ
security, has sent the students to hell.
How on earth would a
father (whose family are still living in Sweden) send his sons and
daughters to a sweltering heat and expect that he will not be held
legally responsible? Where is our humanity? Didn't Dr Woldeab write two
letters to UNESCO and world universities requesting their help to save
Eritrean students who were victimized in concentration camps in
Ethiopia? ("UoA's renewed call on UNESCO to press for release of
detained Eritrean students", Eritrea Profile, Vol. 5 No. 38, November
28, '98; http://www.eritrea.org/EIB/News/1198/N112810.html
he cry out and loud when Ghebrekidan Zekarias Teklemariam died in
Blattien camp in Ethiopia? Ghebrekidan was a 24-year-old third year
distinction student (Statistics).
How did Dr Woldeab and all of
us who are observing in disgust allow the PFDJ do to our own brothers
and sisters what the weyane did in the last three years?
If there is any decency left on the PFDJ Government, they
MUST relocate the students as soon as possible. Delaying any further
would claim more innocent Eritrean lives.
And those of you
Eritreans, who were fighting the weyane to save Eritreans, wake up and
smell the coffee. The PFDJ is nothing but a murderous political machine.
Do the honorable thing. Call on your bosses and ask them to stop the
Alliance of Eritrean National Forces: you're a disgrace
to Eritrea and Eritreans. Don't exploit the situation. Eritreans are
smart enough to identify and reject your opportunistic
Dear non-PFDJ Eritreans: take action…parents are
been humiliated and bleeding because they can't save their student
children. Call your governments, the media, human rights organizations,
UNESCO, etc. and demand that they put pressure on the PFDJ Government.
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