Free the Eritrean trade unionists!

Submitted by AWL on 22 July, 2005 - 5:28

Activists from the GMB and No Sweat protested outside the Eritrean Embassy in north London on 14 July in defence of three jailed Eritrean trade union leaders. Tewelde Ghebremedhin (chair of the Food Workers Federation), Minase Andezion (secretary of the textile workers' federation) and Habtom Weldemicael (leader of the Coca-Cola Workers Union) have been detained without trial or charges.

The labour movement campaign internationally is being co-ordinated by the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF). To help the campaign to release these men, download the petition and factsheet from

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