Article 19 / Eritrea - 275/03



For the reasons given above the Commission: Holds a violation of Articles 1, 5, 6, 7(1), 9, and 18 by the State of Eritrea; Urges the government of Eritrea to release or to bring to a speedy and fair trial the 18 journalists detained since September 2001, and to lift the ban on the press; Recommends that the detainees be granted immediate access to their families and legal representatives; and Recommends that the government of Eritrea takes appropriate measures to ensure payment of compensation to the detainees