Sweden won’t open a criminal case against Eritrea over journalist jailing

Isaak has been detained in Eritrea since 2001. 

In October a year ago, Sweden’s RSF section – which considers Isaak a detainee of still, small voice who has been held without charge – documented a protest with Swedish specialists. 

It was aimed at Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and seven other high-positioning political pioneers including Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed, blaming them for “wrongdoings against humankind, upheld vanishing, torment and capturing”. 

The violations would fall under a 2014 law empowering indictments for basic freedoms wrongdoings submitted abroad, yet Wieslander said she had chosen regardless not to open an examination. 

The fundamental explanation, she stated, was that despite the fact that some proof might actually be assembled in Sweden and different nations, examination measures would at last additionally should be taken in Eritrea. 

Björn Tunbäck, facilitator for RSF Sweden’s work on the Isaak case, said in an assertion. 

Isaak had fled to Sweden in 1987 during Eritrea’s battle against Ethiopia which at last prompted freedom in 1993. He returned in 2001 to help shape the media scene. 

RSF positions Eritrea as the world’s third most abusive nation with regards to squeeze opportunity, behind North Korea and Turkmenistan.