Eritrea is known for its diverse nationalities, religions, rich cultures, and traditions. As a result of these realities, it requires a conscientious effort to preserve the unity and integrity of these values. Not only should these national characteristics be embraced as shared treasure, we must remain respectful and loyal to the task of strengthening the unity of these diverse groups. Isaias Afewerki and his junta, not only deny the reality of this diversity, but they also consider it a threat to their existence. The regime’s deceitful campaign which focuses on preservation of the territorial integrity of the nation comes at the cost of ethnic unity; it employs cruel, oppressive, and terrorizing measures of intimidation to destroy the pillars of said unity.

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