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I can only imagine how outraged Eritreans are at the senseless accusations made by one of their own.
 
Some are asking whether Mr. Gezae Hagos is of Eritrean origin; others are asking whether he is paid by the Ethiopian government.
None of these two inquiries are true. Mr. Gezae Hagos is born and bred Eritrean and no; he is not paid by the Ethiopian government.
 
Mr. Gezae Hagos along with two other Eritreans was sent to McGill University 10 years ago to study law. Due to some issues that I will explain in a different article, he did not finish his schooling and was seen working as a dish washer in a Montreal Pub Restaurant in Upper Lachine .
 
FACT 1
During Mr. Gezae Hagos’s claim for asylum in Canada (and while studying at McGill University ) ,  Mr. Gezae Hagos  was a staunch supporter of the Eritrean government and was posting pro-eritrean government articles in popular Eritrean websites  accordingly. Please note that his refugee claim was based on the fact that if he was ever sent back to Eritrea he would be persecuted;
Reason why I think his refugee claim was bogus:
-          Mr. Gezae Hagos was sent to McGill University to study law; If Mr. Gezae Hagos was persecuted as he claims; would he be able to receive full scholarship to one of the most prestigious University in Canada ?
-          Mr. Gezae Hagos was attending most of the  so called government events while he was claiming refugee status in Montreal
-          Mr. Gezae Hagos wrote profusely in support of the government of Eritrea during his refugee claim period
-          Mr. Gezae Hagos’s parents came to see him from Eritrea without having the Government of Eritrea oppose their departure from Asmara 3-4 years ago. I am sure that he did not pay the so called 2% tax to have his parents visit him? But if he did , is he not in violation himself of funding the governement and it military? 
 
That these looks like someone that has been persecuted by the Eritrean Government?
 
 FACT 2
While in Montreal (he abandoned McGill University) without finishing his studies , he was not (allegedly) declaring his income to the Canada Revenue Agency.   He was allegedly collecting welfare while working under the table. He was therefore allegedly committing two offences under Canadian law.
It is worth noting that this Pub in question is frequently visited by the Eritrean community In Montreal . One needs to contact anyone in Montreal to confirm  this assertion.
That this look like someone that Canadians should listen to?
FACT 3
Mr. Gezae Hagos did not pay a single penny to study in Eritrea ; He graduated from Asmara University in Law and then was sent abroad to do his Masters ;ALL of this on Eritrean taxpayers’ money ; and Yes on the 2% Diaspora tax . Not only Mr. Gezae Hagos did not return back to Eritrea and serve his country as he swore to do before leaving his country, but he failed to finish his studies…what a waste of our hard earned money.
 
Now, for someone that
·         has lied on his refugee claim
·         lied to Revenue Canada
 ·        was educated entirely with Eritrean Tax payers money
·         wasted our hard earned money by  failing  to finish his Masters    
 
to label our heroes as terrorists is not only disgraceful and but ungrateful. 
 
I invite you all to call on Immigration Canada and Revenue Canada to do due diligence on Mr. Gezae Hagos´ past and present. 
 
Afeworki Teame H. 
 
 Posted by at 2:51 am

  52 Responses to “BY Afeworki Teame H. ..Calling out on Mr. Gezae Hagos! ..Can Ghezae Hagos find himself in hot water with Canadian Immigration and Taxation Office?”

  1. Thank You Mr.Teame for exposing the truth about this dirty and shameless individual. If he has to label our martyres as terrorists I guess is his very nature to shamelessly air his corrupt and undiciplined personality. Very sad, actually those who are favoured by the government are the one’s who are blindly going against the innocent Eritreans by siding with Ethiopia and trying to put Eritrea at a highst risk to thier ability.

    People like Geazae and Major Birhane are I guess social outcasts. They have no respect for Eritrea and its people. talking of Major Birhane he was a former Police officer uner the dergue and continued his post after Independence and he served with the Eritrean police until he asked for permission to visit his daughter in Edmonton. He was granted a visa by the CIC and also was let free to go by the Eritrean government. Yet upon arrival he decided not to go back and so acquired Canadian permanent residency. Mr Birhane claimed his adult daughters and three of them made it to Canada with out any obstacle from the Eritrean authorities. His three daughters are aged: 23, 25 and 27 when they left Eritrea.

    Currently Mr. Birhane has twice been to Ethiopia and influenced one of his daughters Wegahta Birhane to follow his foot steps and so she did go to Ethiopia claiming her self a member of the youth group called Simer. Therefore, these are the people who are leaving Eritrea absolutely free and yet making all messes against the Eritrean people.

    I guess to opose a government is not a problem. Yet, playing with national integrity and going further to undermine our dear ones who gave thier lives for us to be free is not something that can be forgiven.

    Therefore, Mr. Gezae, If you made a mistake is better for you to appologize to your fallen brothers and sister since it is must for you to have one or more fallen from either your household or relatives to win you the freedom the scholarship you were granted.

    Otherwise, Let us all be wise and Isolate Eritreanism from HGDEFIANISM or ISAIASIANISM as they are temporary but not of course not Eritrea or the value our martyres paid is temporary..

    LONG LIVE ERITREA.

    TMALI HAGER, LOMI HAGER, TSBAH WIN HAGER . WIDKET N MERGETSI ZEYBLU SNKUL ZEGA

  2. Great job teame you hit the nail on the head.some .

  3. Yes this man has to know what he is talking about before he open his mouth.to deport eplf and x-eplf members means deporting most eritreans in canada.if there is any body to be deported it has to be him. becouse he lied to the emmigration.his case is bogas.

  4. Fantastic and enlighting article but how does the writer know that Mr Gezae is not an agent paid by Ethiopian? I am sure if the writer can vouch for Mr Gezae not being an agent of Ethiopia where is the proof?

  5. I don’t know the people you mentioned on your article , however I do agree calling the top leaders of EPLF terrorist since they killed , tortured , put our people for long time in detention centers and inprivate prisons only because they have different opinion from the DIA and top EPLF men. You have to able identify between the real freedom fighters and those who were fighting for personal cult and interest, I call them even worse than terrorist. Terrorist they don’t make you suffer the way the EPLF late Higdef top men do. You don’t have to be rocket scientist to see the difference. Every time the government feel attacked ..they come to blackmail or to give you names weyane. I don’t cry for the G15 as well since they didn’t stop the DIA from killing of thousands innocent Eritreans for so long years with their best knowledge. Isayas and the mafia EPLF leaders didn’t start killing in 2001. Who should cry for them now? Dog eats dog later or sooner.

    • Semer;
      You born when were in field to reblate you and we paid high pirce and you and now you call us terrorist.Yes Weyane pay you and you are at their lebel.You make me sick.

      • part 1As conserned Ertrawi, I would like to ask DIA the folliwong questions1) According almost all the PFDJ officials like Yemane Gebreab , Tesfamicheal Gerahtu, Ali Abdu etc including Isayas himseld and regime supports belief and explanation at every festival, those opposing the regime are not more than 2% in number, but 98% are pro the regime. If it is so Kibur Presidant,that means every Eritrean loves you and behind you, for what you are scaring for then,not to make your leadershipment legalize through public election ? Wouldnb4 you think better the world to acknowledged and to prove what the Eritrean people real choice is? Donb4t you think, if the regime is formed legally by public that will minimize every art of accusation that we heard by international community,such as human right violation , self elect dictatorial regime, terrorist regime claim?

    • To simerr,beinyam.yemane etc.. you are one ignorant from ethiopia so called tigray as soon as you are not eritreian do not say bla bla bla. say your master your lie and mess to meles. not for us. we eritrean know very well who is our enemy. we do not want any advice from your backward mind. if gezai an eritrean he have no any right my 7 my father brother`s died for eritrea as a terrerist. he must know and underestand can we forget his unwise word. if he think a canadeyan citezen and money is all ! he made it a big misteak. money or changing place is not a big issue. we need to tell you all of you no one right to insult our hero. if you have ability to chalenge in poletics you well come but insulting our caltuer and dignity it is an other thing. all of you are living outside the country and said your self semerr gin kulkal if you have ability go and fight not bla bla . bla bla can not bring change. if you have mind and hero go and fight like others. bla bla bla can not bring a friut or food .

  6. Gezai Hgos Vs Afeworki Teame H

    Though I have great ideological deference and completely opposite understanding with my fellow citizen Gezai Hgos but I am unable to hide the truth whilst I am hearing and reading unsubstantiated findings and facts about Mr. Gezay Hagos to certain extend.

    Back Ground

    Gezai is pure Eritrean and I am confident he doesn’t get paid by any party to deny himself as what being described. But he has all the right to language his opinion regardless the content.
    Gezai is one of few bright Eritreans, truly graduated from University of Asmara with high grade distinction and serve to his duty as assistant lecturer/ graduate assistant at the University of Asmara; hence he got the permission to leave the country to continue his further studies in Canada and scholarship opportunity. Yet again the scholarship was not something paid from the bank account of neither Eritrean government nor the tax payer’s (2%).

    Finding

    Gezai was board member of one of the private run news papers, as part of his job spec I am certain he would had wrote or said same and/or similar as the rest of the journalist who are now imprisoned.

    Facts

    Fellow board member of Gezai’s private media organization is imprisoned, yet again I am not going to go on to details of why and buts on the cases of the imprisoned but what I am trying to highlight here is simply Gezai asylum protection was made in good faith and not contrary to his claims i.e. in the event of his return to Eritrea he would be prosecuted. Furthermore asylum protection to Mr Gezai Hagos was factual please refer to the case of “Mr Petros Solomon wife” again its not my interest to comment on Mrs Solomon case in Eritrea here.

    Conclusion

    I won’t intend to comment on the expressed provocative comments claimed that Gezai has made on our brave men and women. I do not believe Gezai would have denied the great courage and the price paid by his brothers and sisters.
    Biniam Michael
    London

  7. Tseba Site ! Tseba Site ! It’s not only asking the Canadian Revenue services and other institutions but also it is necessary to inquire from Medical institutions too, if this bitter guy is insane or healthy.Thank you Teame! it’s good to be only “good” when you are an Eritrean other wise, sooner or later “Gudka Eyu Ziqilae”.

  8. Gezai Hgos Vs Afeworki Teame H

    Though I have great ideological deference and completely opposite understanding with my fellow citizen Gezai Hgos but I am unable to hide the truth whilst I am hearing and reading unsubstantiated findings and facts about Mr. Gezay Hagos to certain extend.

    Back Ground

    Gezai is pure Eritrean and I am confident he doesn’t get paid by any party to deny himself as what being described. But he has all the right to language his opinion regardless the content.
    Gezai is one of few bright Eritreans, truly graduated from University of Asmara with high grade distinction and serve to his duty as assistant lecturer/ graduate assistant at the University of Asmara; hence he got the permission to leave the country to continue his further studies in Canada and scholarship opportunity. Yet again the scholarship was not something paid from the bank account of neither Eritrean government nor the tax payer’s (2%).

    Finding

    Gezai was board member of one of the private run news papers, as part of his job spec I am certain he would had wrote or said same and/or similar as the rest of the journalist who are now imprisoned.

    Facts

    Fellow board member of Gezai’s private media organization is imprisoned, yet again I am not going to go on to details of why and buts on the cases of the imprisoned but what I am trying to highlight here is simply Gezai asylum protection was made in good faith and not contrary to his claims i.e. in the event of his return to Eritrea he would be prosecuted. Furthermore asylum protection to Mr Gezai Hagos was factual please refer to the case of “Mr Petros Solomon wife” again its not my interest to comment on Mrs Solomon case in Eritrea here.

    Conclusion

    I won’t intend to comment on the expressed provocative comments claimed that Gezai has made on our brave men and women. I do not believe Gezai would have denied the great courage and the price paid by his brothers and sisters.
    Biniam Michael
    London

  9. You must be an idiot to write all these rubbish articles about Gezae Hagos Berhe and for your information, he is the grand-son of Bahta Hagos (Abba Timer) Segeneiti.
    He is one of finest Eritrean Human Right Advocates in Canada and he is a brilliant activist against your illegal government in Asmara.
    You better stop black mailing Gezae Hagos and we know you who you are.

    HG

    • He can be Deghiat Bahta Hagos son. It doesn’t mean he is immune from crime committed against the Eritrean People. Just prove to the public that he is innocent. ayatatu kgadelu nsu bgenzeb hzbi temahiru. We pay 2% so Eritrean children can have the opportunity that Ghezae had.

      Let’s be fare!
      Senay

      • May be great-grand-son! Bahta Hagos died in late 19th century.

      • senay
        what crime did ghezae committed?because he called them terroriest?read all the sentences he wrote and try to evolate them before you start writing for the sake of commenting.ghezae was one of the top students of asmara university students and got the scholarship from the university in canada not from the public funds if there is one.if you are writing about crime been committed on the eritrean people, your fingers should be pointed towards the eritrean goverment[mafia] about the mass murder they are commiting against the eritrean people.people like wedi general goiteom have got it wrong about these innocent eritrean.we should all open our eyes and minds what is going on back home instead of berating innocent eritreans.

    • Gezaie,is he a great grand son of Bahte?Gezie Hagos Berhe to relate to Bahta Hagos and if you mean Gezaie’s father is father of Bahta Segeyneti?I don’t get it you people how morron you are.good to try any way!

  10. Dear All: The best way to handle the Gheza-E Hagos case

    I have no personal knowledge of Gheza-E Hagos himself. His behavior was outrageous, but if he is an Eritrean let us give him a chance to digest what he did and see if he publicly disowns his assertion that former members of the ELF and EPLF were terrorists.This is an extremely serious and false charge.That being so, let us give him a chance to admit his mistakes. Send community honored Eritreans to him and let them ask him face to face what he elects to do. Let the Eritrean media ask him if he would feel sorry of his illegal and false accusations and make amends, and what his resposes are to the assertions made in Afeworki Taame’s piece here.

    Until then, let Eritrean Canadians closely study the case, talk to possible witnesses and legal representatives, and may be establish an Eritrean Legal Defense Group, and protect Eritrea(ns) from such threats. This could also unite Eritreans of different backgrounds to join together and be stronger to have an effect.
    If Gheza-E decides to stick by his false statements and deliberately try to harm Eritrea(ns), then, the Defense Group would be activated to defend and protect Eritreans. It is better to first try to bring him back into fold, through dialogue and self-criticism, than to instantly treat him as an adversary.

    • À la PFDJ, I like that admitting mistake! What happened to the freedom of expression? Are you doing the same soul searching that you require of him on the issues he raised?

      • Dear Kebede: Freedom of expression is not a proof that your view is valid

        I have acknowledged his right of expression and political right to oppose something/body in “Has Gheza-E Hagos gone too far…” by stating that “Gheza-E has the individual right to his own opinion or political right to try to stop the admission of Eritreans into Canada, but that does not make the basis of his opinions or actions right or reasonable.”

        Having or practicing your freedom of expression means the liberty you have to express what is in your mind. But your right to express does not at all mean that what you expressed is valid, or true. In this case, I have explained why I think Gheza-E’s mis-characterization of former ELF and EPLF members as “terrorists” is is not valid, or wrong. Wrapping yourself with the right to freedom of expression is not going to save him from the error he freely expressed. He still has to prove that what he expressed is not a fiction. It is not just “Ala PFDJ” to give somebody who made a mistake a chance to correct himself, but it is an Eritrean, a human culture of decency, to tolerate a wrong-doer and offer him/her another chance. Do you want to help him prove that what expressed is valid, Kebede?

        • I think he is more than capable to defend his position. But, to prove to you will be a different matter. My whole point is: it doesn’t have to end with some one admitting mistakes. There are multiple ways to stand for what you believe in. It may be in bad taste for you but still a stand for a larger point. We can’t be captive of the past to the point we lose sight of what is happening. He has made that perfectly clear in his article. I am also glad that people have challenged him on his assertion. I would like to see something positive coming out of this exchange than a winner and a loser.

  11. I don’t know Gezae Hagos and neither have I met him before. But from what I see here, the author is making the most stupid and senseless accusations. Since when did working as a dishwasher became a bad job? I know an eritrean scientist who worked as a cleaner when he first came to West. Do you know how many Eritrean professionals are doing labor work, because they are unable to find a job in their profession. Secondly, what proof do you have he had received welfare? And if he did, there is nothing wrong with it. Who didn’t. Thirdly, his asylum claim is only known to his immigration lawyer and to himself. Now you are acting as if you were the Canadian Minter of Immigration lol. Thirdly, people drop out of school for different reasons: family and person difficulty, change of plan,dissatisfaction with a school, urgent priorities and what have you. For you to accuse him of wasting Eritrean government’s money is simply shallow of you. You didnt even care to mention that he served his country for years for free(because 99.9% of Eritrean youth have served in the national servitude and I assume he is one of them). This is a typical characteristics of dictator worshipers: character assassination, blackmailing, undermining and acting more Eritreans than the Eritrean within Eritrea. Etom Hager Zewhasun Bandera zitekelun betom abwezae bandera zikidenu Belaeti Hamberger Kiwaredu Miray Aygerimenan Eyu.lol

    • Dear Helen

      May i intervene here? All what Teame was trying to narrate is, that the general sense of Tax all over the globe, has its own local regulations and reasons why and what is paid for. I my self, understood vividly, that Gezae, had been after tarnishing the name of Eritreans, by saying , that all the 2% tax being paid to the Eritrean Gov’t, is for terroristic purposes. is’t really for terroristic mission? i am one of the opposing individuals , but i believe there is a huge difference between opposing ur homee administartion and selling out your people and identity. The 2% tax is something , which had been there ,even when we were illulating and clapping for Issayas. it’s not today’s or yesterday’s issue. it’s been there and i believe it should be there.Every country has it’s own way of Taxing but Gezae made a terral mistake which demands apology. Eritreans are not terrorists and they don’t pay tax for that evil deed! And Frankly, i don’t see it ( Gezae’s allegation) less than the dark sight of that Pen-named Pilot , who recently has been hallucinating in an attempt to blacken our heroic sister’s legacy all over the cheap pal-talks . i would like to remind Gezae, that , by principle, politics can not be individualized, for there are counter-commentators around. And truly These individuals as that of Habtom Yohannes, the Gezae’s and Daniel or whatsoever , they need to grow up and bring something positive to be heard. If He ( Gezae) is a lawyer, then he must know he firstly is not doing justice to his concience. And this issue of excusing individual agendas with the 2% tax needs a spigot. It’s neither accpeted nor supported by any one who is true Eritean soul. thanks!

      • You seem to be worked up by it and every indication is that this argument is not going to let up. Just asserting that we have been paying before this recent flare up is not going to cut it. Some one could ask you the flip side of your question to provide data that shows the money is not used to entrench a government not accountable to its citizens.

    • Dear Helen Gebre: Please think straight

      You said, “Since when did working as a dishwasher became a bad job?” In society, any job could be important, but there could be some people who think being a lawyer is a better job to have than a dishwasher. It could be a matter of preference. But did the author say “working as a dishwasher became a bad job?”

      The author seems to have brought the issue because Gheza-E “was not (allegedly) declaring his income [he earned by dishwashing] to the Canada Revenue Agency. He was allegedly collecting welfare while working under the table. He was therefore allegedly committing two offences under Canadian law.” Demanding for evidence from the author is good but he didn’t say that taking welfare money was wrong, or Gheza-E was the only one who did so.

      Afewerki’s claim that Gheza-E wasted Eritrean money is not shallow at all. The money originated either from Eritrea’s coffers or from a friend for Eritrea to use. The money paid for Gheza-E’s education was a waste for so far Eritrea has not received the expected good return from Gheza-E’s education. It is also wasted because another Eritrean could not utilize that opportunity for Eritrea’s good use. Imagine that Gheza-E were to handle the cases of Eritreans detained for one reason or another and GoER was waiting for him as a professional to adjudicate their cases. The detainee’s days in court would be delayed because of the betrayal of his oath of loyalty to Eritrea.

      The reason(s) to his failure are not at issue, now. What is at issues here are, I believe, that Gheza-E as a legal professional, the money spent on him, and the opportunity cost incurred are all wasted resources from Eritrea’s perspective. And to equate his scolarship as a payment for his national service is not valid, others are not being compensated for their services to the nation as yet, and he cannot be the only one to get compensation for it. I presume he was selected for that scolarship because of Eritrea’s need to develop its human resources and his merit, not as a compensation for Agelglot.

      “እቶም ሃገር ዝውሓሱን ባንደራ ዝተኸሉን በቶም ኣብ ወጻኢ ባንደራ ዝኽደኑ በላዕቲ ህ ኣምበርገር ኪዋረድ ምር ኣይ ኣይገርመናን እዩ። ” ብሂልኪ። እቲ ንሓድሕድካ ምውራድኳ እንተተረፈ እዩ ዝሓይሽ፡ ግንከ ብዘይ ድጋፍ ተከደንቲ ሰንደቕዓላማ ዓወት ናይቶም ሰንደቕዓላማ ዚተኸሉ ምተረጋገጸዶ ምበልኪ፧

    • dear helen
      I really like your comment .thank you for your stand.the author was trying to belittle ghezae for working as dishwasher ,for reciving welfare and so on.ghezae was one of the top students of asmara university students and he served his country when the country was in need of his help and served with dignety and honour.

  12. thanks Teame you hit the nail in the right spot.all i can say to my brothers and sisters pls be alert’ be alert.a lot of things are happening behind the door.There are a lot of things i do not agree with what Hgdef is doing in our country but this does not justify me to destroy my own poeple and country.

  13. Our heroes have a tangible proven fact that , let alone this Anchewa ( Hagos ) , no one on Earth can , nor try and able to change the mother of the truth heroism accomplishment that they eloquently delivered . So talking about who this born idiot , named Hagos is pointless .
    Wotru Zkri N’ Sematat .

  14. Afeworki , I don’t think you know what you are writing. Gezai is one of the finest Eritrean intellectuals that advocate for justice and democracy. I am pretty sure that Gezai can legally defend all the accusation you are making, if you are willing to get real and stop hiding behind a monitor. Please come out and write under your real name.

  15. Did he finish his Law study in Canada? If he didn’t, he must be frustrated in his daily life. So don’t give him any attention. He’ll fade away.

  16. When I read what the above retards have written about me, I can’t help it but feel contempt.The publisher of the website is a monkey with a decayed brain who can barely contemplate what humans have said.I feel sorry for those who live and deal with these people on their walks of life.I wish I could say something better but…Entaymo!

    • GHEZAE, you are amongst the most stupid and disloyal people Africa has ever given birth to and all because you’ve been reading the wrong shit. Here’s a little help for you: try Pan-Africanist literature, try Afrocentric literature, try ARficanist literature BECAUSE IT’S SUCHA DOWNRIGHT SHAME WHEN HABESHA MEN BE ACTING WHITE.

  17. MY BELATED COMMENT TO THIS BELITTLED SHAMEFUL MAN!

    It is hard to believe that this devious and villain man is an Eritrean and how dare he is that he tried to say that he has more cousins who martyred and involved in EPLF…. than Mr Alem Goitom does. This is simply absurd! We know that every Eritrean house has a martyred or who involved in the struggle for independence no matter whether he/she ELF or EPLF. The crux of the matter is why, why again why he dared to call our heroes and heroics terrorists? His offence is beyond every Eritrean I mean a true Eritrean’s imagination. If he has a different political point of view or principles then he is entitled to preach about his political programme, but he has no whatsoever right to call the Eritreans gallants the most hateful name that created and baptised by his LORDS (the Western governments).
    Personally, I believe that an “Eritrean FATWA or death sentence” is an appropriate against this crude man!

    • beniam as soon as you are ethiopian stop your bullshit comment in eritrean affaier. go to hell with your master meles. for whom do you try to show your self as an eritrean? if you want i can tell you who you are and were you live! stop your bla bla shit

  18. Brother Gezae !
    Don’t worry just do what you have to do like always .

    {{ The dictator supporters ares for the dictator not for the HAGER .}}
    Keep up the good work exposé the killer dictator .
    Thank you .

  19. Dear All: Eritrean-Canadians may have to organize in self-defense
    As the following comments on Carol Sanders’ propaganda, “Catholic church upsets group
    — Rented parish hall to Eritrean regime — Locals warned officials of abuses” Posted: 08/24/2012 1:00 AM on the Winnipeg Free Press indicates:

    drill sargent
    12:15 PM on 8/24/2012
    So many rants about the ‘Catholic’ Church renting a parish hall to the Eritreans’. Why is no one is ranting about the hotel that accepted payment from them for the rooms that were ‘rented’ to the group. No rants against the airline that accepted payment from them to transport them, city to city.
    If you’re going to rant and point fingers, then rant and point fingers at EVERYONE who profitted by this group.

    Peace4all
    6:07 PM on 8/24/2012

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    CBSA, the Parish and the Eritrean Community haven’t broken any law in Canada. This report is part of a ruse with which the FP is terrorizing Eritrean Canadians, for reasons that would have to be ascertained through independent investigation.

    Facts:
    No member of the govt. of Eritrea is currently under UN Travel Ban.

    EPLF, as it were has been disbanded almost 20 years ago, no law extends the terms of reference in any way.

    A routine due diligence by CRA and other relevant financial institution can verify, in a matter of weeks, if the Eritrean Community here does in fact syphon off any monies to the govt. in Eritrea.

    No law exists in Canada/Manitoba that prevent the Eritrean Community from renting halls, in a manner that overrides the relevant sections of the Human Rights Act of Canada’s provision for any one to procure services and facilities without hindrance, for use in accordance to the law.

    Concerns:
    In the event that it is verified so that the Eritrean Community in Winnipeg is indeed raising funds for use locally, for local projects, what level of responsibility is the FP prepared to accept in relation to fact that the emergent arguments being advanced through its lopsided coverage is linking, wrongly, members of the community with “Terrorism”?

    Is it reasonable for those affiliated with the Eritrean community, to seek redress, on grounds that they have been wrongly labelled in a manner that can set off a back clash (by wao breach of the peace)?
    Peace4all
    10:31 AM on 8/25/2012
    A note to all passersby…
    As we speak, a group concerned Eritrean Canadians (organized outside of the formal Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc. for this purpose) are seeking to form an advocacy group, to bring legal challenge against the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper.

    We, as Canadians of Eritrean ethnicity living in Winnipeg, are threatened by negatively creative news reporting about our community. As such, we are now threatened to send our children to school for fear of potential bullying as ‘terrorists’. As the newspaper, without a shred of factual basis, has made it appear that Eritrean Community here raises funds for terrorism, to be used against Canada and Canadians. The perception that such dangerous reporting is creating has made every new Canadian of Eritrean origin here to live in a state of fear.

    The ironic thing is that the newspaper claims to do this to root out fear. That is a blatant ruse. In fact, it is stoking fear.

    As concerned citizens, we are organizing, in a formal way, to defend the safety of our children, family and person through legal means. If you would like to assist us in fighting this battle, in our efforts to hold a mainstream media accountable for wrong doings, please email [email protected] with pertinent information you wish to share as regards organization, ideas and experiences. We also like to hear from other Canadians with similar experiences, and explore how we can work together in the promotion of responsible reporting.

    In defense of our children,
    Concerned Canadians in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Peace4all
    11:24 PM on 8/25/2012
    Continued.…//
    You dig in a little, what do you find? That there is nothing to it all, NOTHING. A CBSA that couldn’t really block a visa totting traveller, a Church parish that isn’t really supposed to refuse to rent a hall that they have for rental! An Eritrean Community that holds a valid permission from the city to conduct its affairs. A self-serving group that calls itself, human rights activist, while in reality, hmm… anything but. There you have it, another day, another advocacy group – In defense of our Children!- a group of Concerned Canadians in matters of honest, objective, fair and balanced media reporting. Yep; made in Winnipeg, with the hope of addressing such risk concerns, as bullying, racism and discrimination, and preventing the confounding spin-offs to those due to irresponsible media reporting.
    Peace4all
    11:26 PM on 8/25/2012
    continued…//
    Well, don’t be surprised by many of the things lined up for ‘you and yours delight only’ pleasantries. Here is resolution No.1 that must be adhered to, because without it, resolution No.5 may be breached, with a possible police search and find to be launched, in order to find the whereabouts of resolutions 2,3 and even 4. All these courtesy of a multitasking geek who doubles as: journalist, border patrol officer, tax auditor, historian, diplomat…and what have you. [Ah] the ‘fun’ in being perceived a soft target!
    Peace4all
    11:27 PM on 8/25/2012
    continued.…//
    A complex abstract of UN resolutions that usually needed a lawyer to clarify, as regards ‘what applies where’, was the main cook book used to break into this ‘fly by night’ treasure hunt. Okay, just that you happen to be an Eritrean Canadian here, and happen to get the chillingly worrisome sensation of someone letting out a caged monster on you. Well, you say, no three times, and try something else instead, like venting out on this comments section. Of course, with a penname that should’ve only been reserved for one of your passwords into the check-in ONLY (at your own risk!!) hotel Chicago, cyber land dot com.
    continued…//
    Way to go; they’re all cased in now, just fundraise and smell the greenback. You’re set for a good old ride, yep, free money (not free press!). Oops! Hang on; who is getting dinged here after all? Well, a soft target really, it is the Eritrean Community in Winnipeg, a cultural landmark of three decades, here in ‘peg city. One that is well known as a place of convergence for generations of dispossessed African migrants, those who hail from Eritrea, a former ‘province’ of Ethiopia.

    Peace4all
    11:29 PM on 8/25/2012 …..
    A web of lies exposed, covers blown apart – What would the Winnipeg Free Press do now?
    Many non-Eritrean Winnipeggers walked away from the above article, saying that this is too much to decipher, judging that there is too little information to go around on this. A small group of self-serving racketeers, disguised as ‘activists’ and claiming to speak for human rights, on behalf of their fellow Eritreans, began to count their chickens. Who can blame them really! Go ahead; identify an issue of universal value, such as human rights. Set yourself up a one man (or few nutbars strong) organization to call yourself. And find a gullible mainstream media, to shed your crocodile tears in public.

  20. there are some misunderstandings. To invite somebody you don`t have to pay 2% tax . If the one who is inviting has escaped then one should pay 50000.00 nakfa to visit him. But the important think is Gezae calls EPLF terorists. He is not the first one to call them terorists, Dergi has called them “shibir fetariwoch” Gezae is repeating that after 21 years. He is not also the first one of the Eritrean origin to deny Eritrea. many Eritreans have done and may continue to do. What is sure is Gezae have in any way a benefit to get or may be he is confused. So we don`t have to take his opinion into concideration.

  21. Some of you are outraged because somebody said your tyrant regime is a terrorist regime. How come you don’t get outraged when fellow Eritreans are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed in horrific prisons by PFDJ thugs? Isn’t the crime of murder, torture, and violations of human rights more serious than someone excersising his right to free speech? Where is your outrage when thousands have fled your tyrant regime to Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Israel to escape from oppresion, torture and imprisonment in Eritrea?

    You need to ask yourselves: are we supporters of the Eritrean people or are we supporters of the PFDJ tyrants? Like the Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said, “From the point of view of justice, the opinions of the Eritrean people must receive consideration…”
    What is the opinion of the Eritrean people who are fleeing in droves away from tyranny of PFDJ dictatorship?

    You seem to be more concerned about 2% taxation without having any representation whatsoever in the affairs of the country run by PFDJ thugs.

    • I don’t get outraged about IRAIRO etc because GHEZAE HAGOS’ actions give me good reason to believe, in the both, the existence of and necessity of IRAIRO, do you understand now that this man is a danger to our communities and our survival as Eritreans? AWET N’HADENET ERITREA!

  22. Meskerem website and its editor have been sold long ago to the highest bidder which is higdef.The shameless and soul less that happened to be the first opposition website which people hoped could be the voice of the voiceless turned 180 degree to serve the very dictatorship that caused all the wars,human suffereings,agony and pain of our people.
    Its true that the one time liberator but turned the worst oppressor was made up of gallant and brave men and women who never hesitated to sacrifice their precious lives for Freedom,Democracy and Justice.These brave men and women deserves glory and respect for making our independence a reality but as an organization it failed to deliver what our brave men and women fought for instead it helped create the worst form of dictatorship that has never seen before.Their sacrifices were all in vain because neither of the principles they died for realized in Eritrea today.Today Eritrea is a land of lawlessness,imprisonment,execution,rape,disappearances and corruption.The regime commites all kinds evil against the nation and its people with impunity.It squanders the nation’s meager resources to abate,train and arm terrorists from across the region for the sole of subverssive activities including Al-shebab that openly pledged allegiance to Al-qaida.
    These are the ones that Gezae called terrorists.Do I join him to call Ato Zemhret Yohannes and other enablers that support the regime terrorists? ABSOLUTELY…….

  23. YAY,
    The answer is simple. If you want to live-in dignity , respect and without fear simply respect the Canadian law and respect the refugee status you were given. Respect rule of law, be transparent for every action you do. Stand with the people of Eritrea who are suffering under the DIA. Please don’t tell us the community you and other run is free of politics and the money you collect serf the people of the community. Do you think the whole world is naive and stupid and you want us to believe the entrance money and the money you make in the hall all go back to the community …Do you want us the to calculate the whole money million dollars for the last decades all given to teach the Eritrean children Tigrina and make barbeque? Please tell us what we don’t know…..

    • Dear Simerrr2012: Why don’t you become a member of the community
      The community operates based on its objectives under Canadian law. The problem with your statements is that you stated them based on your own assumptions. Tell us only of what you know, and not of what you think you know. Please admit that what you think you know could be valid or false. Be a member of the community organization, and request for an audit. See if there is politics, and of what type, in the community. I think anyone who believes your assumptions are true could be naive or stupid. Why would anybody believe your statements are true without evidence? unless they are naive, stupid or crooks with hidden motives, similar to the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group and its informants. Join the community and find out what the truth is.

  24. Is gezae eritrean or ethiopian? he doesn’tsound ours.or is he paid? let him grow up.

  25. Gezae,

    Your are the true hero, son of abatmer, you have inherited the heroism of your ancestors, the true rebel who stands and protects his people.

    utmost respect brother wedi segen tsaida.

    You can’t be more catholic than the pope himself, men hatati men tehatati, we don’t to be told who we are specially by the “tewelige, the may telamit”

  26. For a man who does not value freedom for himself will never value it for others, or put himself to any inconvenience to gain it for others. Frederick Douglass. For you question why I don’t be memeber of the community? My answer is simple: I don’t want to be used by so called community controlled by PFDJ. Did you ask me evidence,,,you just remind me Wedi berad to all questions he says where is the Evidence(s) And the other thing what makes you a parrot is ..you just put Somalia in everywhere like Wedi Berad where Somalia was not the topic. I wonder how Ali Abdu and Monkey managed to make you speak the same language, the same word ,,Monkey talk Monkey dance.What has the monitoring Group to do with our conversation? Yo have the same Syndrom with your leader, He even blame CIA for bad Winter in Eritrea, Why didn’t Eritrea win a single medal in London Olympic…may be CIA ????? Good day for you

    • Dear simerrr2012 : Don’t escape from the challenge

      You said “I don’t want to be used by so called community controlled by PFDJ.” You have doubt that money collected by the community is not used to ” serf the people of the community”. If you truly are convinced that the Eritrean people are against the PFDJ’s rule in Eritrea and its control of the community organization in Canada, why is it so hard for you to legally snatch the community’s control from PFDJ? I suggest to you that you be a legal member of the community organization and run for office, and ultimately its control. Meet the challenge head on. Canada is not ruled by PFDJ. If the truth is on your side and the people are on your side, show us that the people dislike PFDJ and could put you in a position of leadership and control of the community organization. Don’t run away from you duty.
      You seem to be confused on how I related the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG), their hidden informants, the SEMG purposely accepting such informants’ accusations as facts, you and your claim of knowing the truth of what is going on in one Eritrean Canadian Community organization. I didn’t mean to confuse you.You all present allegations to show that Issaias, or PFDJ, or the “PFDJ-controlled” community organization, or Eritrea is a wrong-doer; and you wish to be believed by others without question, without presenting any credible evidence to support your allegations. “Why would anybody believe your statements are true without evidence? unless they are naive, stupid or crooks with hidden motives, similar to the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group and its informants.” One who takes your allegations as truths could most likely be either naive, or stupid, or one with a motive that would be served by such allegations.

      As Gheza-E Hagos explained what he was doing, they throw allegations and see if any would stick. He puts it this way: “… tyrants don’t want to give citizens their rights, rather citizens demand and snatch them away. I know our role as citizens in free nations is to confront Isaias Afewerki’s apparatus. Thus, in my feeble ways, I join compatriots to oppose him. Sometimes you get lucky and successful … ; sometimes you get by.” How about you, simerrr2012?

  27. How we see ELF/EPLF depends upon who we are and what our point of view is…
    ELP/EPLF are our collective heroes- patriots,rebels, and brazen grass roots who stood up to Ethiopia colonization and put everything on the line to create a better life for the people of Eritrea. We call them the gallants freedom fighter and I became one of them. I aint terrorist. I’m blessed and forever greateful to remember my parents who provided me with strong eritreanism feeling and an environment where I could resist and fight Ethiopia colonization. My parents’ insight, thoughtfulness and encouragement early at my tender age helped me to sharpen my thoghts to respect all martyrs as my heroes. Brother Gezae you crossed the line.

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