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African Diplomat Found Dead at Millennium Hotel Near UN

By Murray Weiss, Mary Johnson, Ben Fractenberg and Tom Liddy DNAinfo Staff MANHATTAN — An African diplomat was found dead in a hotel near the United Nations Friday morning, sources said. The man, who was in his 60s,

By Murray Weiss, Mary Johnson, Ben Fractenberg and Tom Liddy
DNAinfo Staff
MANHATTAN — An African diplomat was found dead in a hotel near the United Nations Friday morning, sources said.
The man, who was in his 60s, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive at the Millennium Hotel, at 2 UN Plaza, at 10:40 a.m. after he failed to show up for a meeting, police sources said.
The Eritrean delegate was later pronounced dead. Fire officials said they responded to a call of a person found dead at 10:44 a.m. The permanent mission of Eritrea to the UN did not immediately respond to calls for comment.
The hotel also did not immediately comment.
No criminality was suspected in the incident and sources said the man died of natural causes. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The UN maintains offices in the the building, but a spokeswoman said that the death had nothing to do with those offices or any others under UN control.
The General Assembly is in session this week.

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  • ኣይበልናን'ዶ September 25, 2011

    ዝኾነ ይኹን ኣብዚ ጉዳይ’ዚ ዝተረክበ ጸገም ነቲ ውዱቕ ዝኮነ ስርዓት ውዱቕ ዝገብሮ’ዩ።ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝጸንሀ ኣረሜናዊ ስርዓት ቅድሚ ዓሰርተ ዓመት ማለት ዓሰብ ግደፉሎም ምስተባህለ’ዩ ውድቀቱ ኣረጋጊጹ።እቶም ከም መንግስቲ ዘቐውምዎ፡እቶም ናብ ነጻነት ዘብጽሑ ተረዲኡዎም ኔሩ።ዘይተረደኦም ናይ መንነት ቅልውላው ዝነበሮምን ውሱና ናይ ምምዛን ዓቕሚ ዘይነበሮም ገርሀኛታትን ተበለጽትን ጥራሕ’ዮም ታተ ከብሉዎ ጸኒሖም።ሎሚ በዚ ጉዳይዚ ኣብቂዑ ዝተረፈ የለን።እቲ ዘገርም ግን ሞት ድዩ ወይስ ተንኮል።

  • Eyobel September 25, 2011

    Gedem! It is you and your God fathers Higdefawyan that betrayed the Eritrean society and should be called “Kedeat”. This is realized by the death, torture and imprisonment of tens thousands innocent Eritreans. After committing crimes, the tyrant Isaias is running like a mad dog to Uganda, West Africa and now to New York. In fact you are one of the few “Tsemamat” who could not learn from the existing reality. The fall down of Mubarek of Egypt and Gadafi of Libya are good examples that indicate the last supper of bankrupt politicians and tyrant regimes. Do you have any information about the day to day sufferings of our society from acute poverty and the increasing number of beggars and unaccompanied persons who are drifted to the street of the main cities of Eritrea? How about the present darkness due to lack of electricity in the capital city? Do you have any information about the number of prisons and prisoners? Can you hide the silent death of former Eritrean officials, journalists, professionals and religious leaders? I hope you will soon wake up from your dream and confess all of your sins. God bless you!

    • diana September 26, 2011

      n´ertra zmlket bzuh habereta zgodeleka akha tmesl. hayal znab zfetero mkurats nai elektrik kem hade abi tsegem amsilka mglats nai nai atehasasba tsegem kem zeleka yemsl. godena m´ibale nai ertra bkemzi kemakhum zmeselu hageromn hzbomn shetom ab tihti hagerawi smi´it tihilom zkhedu sebat zkhulef aikonen. wedi aforki sle hzbi ertra knebr iyu dem ztìmo ytamo.

  • ተ.መድኅን September 25, 2011

    ጸቕጢ፡ማእሰርቲ፡ግፍዒ፡ስደት፡ጥሜት፡ምልኪ፡ሞት፡ኢ-ሰብኣዊነት፡ ህዝብታት፡ደቂ ሰባት ፍጹም ዘይዝክሮም ትምህርቲ ዘለዎም ታሪኽ ኢዮም።ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ብግዜ ሃጼ ኅይለስላሴን፡ብዘበን ደርግን ጥዒሙዎም’ዩ።ነዚ ኣጸቢቑ ዝፈልጥ ህዝቢ፡ሎሚ ዘሎ ማኣሰርት፡ኢ-ሰብ ኣዊነት፡ግፍዒ፡ስደት፡ጥሜት፡ምልኪ ከም መሳርሒ ናተይ ኢሉ ዝሓዘ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ምቅዋም ማለት ዝረስዑ ብዙሓት ዜጋታት ይርከቡ።

  • Gedem September 25, 2011

    Eyobel, as a woyane cadere please mind your business. The government of Eritrea atleast it does not kill people and explode an explossive on them to make it look like they were dead while making an explossive. This is very low and we Eritreans do not talk with low poeple. Remember Yamamato said Meless is Isaias minus honesty. That is it. Even the Americans know you guys are dishonest. What do you expect from dishonest people. I am sorry to those so called Eritreans who thought woyane will help them to come to power.

    • Concerned Eritrawi September 27, 2011

      You seem to have fear of the weyane, why can’t you stick to the Eritrean issues. Can you respond the question you were asked? Can you claim all the truth that said above are not correct? Every time you and your kind can not face the truth you mention the name weyane. For once let us stick to our Eritrean Issues. You seem to be a smart person but purposely trying to avoid the facts about the regime and its grouse violation of the regime to its people. You msut be the regime, or the blind supporter who care more for the regine than the Eritrean people.

  • wedi erie September 25, 2011

    eritrea adi jeganu enmber adi hademtin kedatin aykonetn nskatkm gen kedaat, lementi kab lemano, kab bsul tere ekatkom waga dema yeblkmn, weyan ktsawetlkm nay behaki ksab kenday bkebdon tesheyti mkankmu yehzen, enbere ms it jegna merahina essu tsegem yelen, nsktakom gen kido tebrkeku nbti lemany weyene kemakum.

  • m a September 25, 2011

    Guys u ware kiling H E Ambasador Araya Desta yesterday in this web,U can have a look in alenalki when he was atending in the on going seminar of wedefworki.I am shr that u r not going injoy this news sorry….

  • Eyobel September 26, 2011

    Gedem! ” Nata hariruwa Nay seb tekiwus”. You are a bankrupt dull who cannot realize the truth. Why do you relate our opposition to the tyrant Isaias with weyanes. Your masters are weyane’s from Tigray who have a long term plan to confederate Eritrea with Ethiopia. The big devil has clearly indicated this during his meeting with the Weyane Priminister Tamrat Layne soon after the independence and you could be one of them with identity crisis. Whether you like it or not we and all heroes that are imprisoned and or dead at Era Ero are true Eritreans. This truth will be realized soon. In this occasion, I invite you to watch the video that shows the humiliation of your master Yemane Monkey in New York. You better swallow your shame as keda Eritrawi with a vacuum knowledge of Eritrea, its history and the prevailing situation.

  • free ipod touch October 1, 2011

    Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter? Would love to follow you there, I’m on my iPhone and love reading your stuff!