We hope the ICG
will be transparent about its report-writing process and what, if any, role was played by one of its senior advisors, Mr. Andeberhan Woldegiorgis
Mr. Andeberhan Woldegiorgis
held the following positions with the Eritrean regime:
What is noteworthy about Andeberhan Woldegiorgis is that, unlike his predecessors who left the PFDJ, he has yet to renounce the party or show remorse for his role in the creation of
Eritrea's full-fledged dictatorship.
simply left quietly through the revolving door of government to the NGO world, with nary a word for his
shameful role with the PFDJ
was one of the co-ordinators of the so-called Hizbawi Mekete (popular challenges) that were held in Europe where the PFDJ
envoys did all they could to shift the attention of the people from democracy and human rights to the dangers posed by Eritrea's so-called "internal and external enemies."It would not be surprising if an individual with such a history was serving the same purpose, albeit now for a different employer.
Equally important is his
alarmist history when he
Eritrea's Commissioner for Co-ordination
to UNMEE.One episode stands out: in 2001, he
wrote a complaint to the UN claiming that 250 Ethiopian soldiers held a military attack at the
Eritrea's police and militia forces in Gegew on November 30, 2001.
UN investigated the matter and concluded that "The Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) between