An Eritrean diplomat Mr. Abdu Osman Humadin has defected to the United Kingdom.
Mr. Abdu Osman Humadin, an Eritrean diplomat who worked in the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea has defected to the United Kingdom. There are also rumours that at least two other stuff
Mr. Abdu Osman Humadin, an Eritrean diplomat who worked in the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea has defected to the United Kingdom.
There are also rumours that at least two other stuff members of the Ministry are missing since last October. So far, we are able to confirm the name and post of Mr. Abdu Osman Humadin through our multiple sources who knew him in Libya and Cairo.
demo.archive.assenna.com sources said that he was one of the qualified, multilingual and dynamic members of the department of Desks (political affairs department). According to the information, he escaped to Sudan and from there made his way to the United Kingdom, in November 2013.
Mr. Abdu Osman Humadin was travelling frequently to the North and East African countries as part of the Ministry’s delegation and was an expert on the Middle East and African Affairs. He was also in charge of CEN-SAD dossier.
One of our sources who defected from the same ministry before him said that Mr Abdu joined the Ministry in 2003 as a ‘National service’. He also revealed that he was almost frozen after the Forto incident.
The sources said that the PFDJ ambassador in the UK, Tesfamichael Gerahtu (Wedi Gerahtu) and his collaborators have contacted some individuals in the Eritrean community requesting his address and telephone number in an attempt to blackmail him from speaking out openly against the regime’s policies.
Some indicated that he had good relations with Ambassador Osman Jeme and others who are being detained in Hegdef’s prison without any judicial process after the Forto Incident of 21/01/2013.
Although there are reports that many mid-level government officials have fled the country after the ‘Forto Movement’ for fear of the regime’s reprisal and harassment, this is the first confirmed defection of a diplomat from the PFDJ after the Forto incident and Lampadusa tragedy.