Yemane Gebreab, presidential adviser and head of political affairs of Eritrea
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Eritrea dismisses crimes against humanity claims as 'laughable'

A UN inquiry has accused Eritrean of systematic crimes against humanity.

The commission, which was not allowed to enter Eritrea, said it believed as many as 400,000 people were being enslaved, forcibly conscripted into the military. It also documented torture, rape, murder and forced disappearances and recommended an investigation by the International Criminal Court.

But a government spokesman, Yemane Gebreab, said the report had been one-sided as the commission had only interviewed people outside the country

The BBC's Mary Harper reports.

  • 08 Jun 2016
  • From the section Africa
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