Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE ), in writing
Eritrea is one of the top refugee producing countries in the world. This is not a coincidence. The country is a notorious human rights violator. One of the main reasons for the endless migration from the country is the fact that Eritrea conscripts all men and unmarried women into the so-called ‘national service’. Although Eritrean law limits national service to 18 months, most conscripts serve for much of their working lives. Usually working conditions are very harsh, people are not get paid or if they have been they get very small amount of money, brutal torture and beating are used as a way to force soldiers to do their jobs. Therefore, I call on Eritrean authorities to respect human rights and most importantly immediately to end mandatory military conscription including forced labour and rampant rights abuses; to allow freedom of worship, freedom of the media and freedom of expression.
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