The rule of fear in Eritrea can no longer be ignored by the international community, Mike Smith, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea told to the UN Human Rights Council.

On 24 June, Smith said: “The number fleeing such a small country – estimated at 5,000 people each month – is forcing the outside world to take notice.” The UN official delivered a nearly 500-pages report which calls the Council to maintain close scrutiny on violations committed in the Horn of A...

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