Dawit Isaak
Dawit Isaak

Campaign Continues for Imprisoned Swedish-Eritrean

The major Swedish newspapers and human rights organizations are continuing their campaign demanding more efforts from the Swedish government to free a Swedish-Eritrean journalist imprisoned in his former homeland for the last 8 years – arrested with others for protesting against the Eritrean regime.

The campaign demands that Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt travel to Eritrea to demand the release of journalist Dawit Isaak - and that Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt use Sweden’s coming 6-month rotating presidency of the European Union to put pressure on the Eritrean government - and that essential foreign assistance to Eritrea be used as a means of persuasion.

Other news reports reveal that former Swedish Foreign Minister and ex-head of the UN General Assembly Jan Eliasson has tried several times in vain to persuade the Eritrean government to release the journalist.

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