My name is Yona Germano Nati.  I was born in Aligidir, in the Gash-Barka region of Eritrea near the Sudan border. To the east lies the town of Tessenei which is only 11 miles away from my place of birth.  If you can visualise the bread-basket-ring of Eritrea (Tessenei, Haicota, Bisha, Akurdet, Barentu, Badumma, Boshoka, Dokinbia, Om Hajer) then you can easily make out my roots.   I am a proud Eritrean Kunama whose story bears various pockmarks that defined my character and my identity.  

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I believe memories, whether good or bad, need to be dealt with, not deleted arbitrarily.  In my case I am enthused and at the same time haunted by the memories of the past which have become part of me.  Today, sad memories are weighing me down.  However, I am not going to let this day be taken from me. If my soul abandons this day then it will certainly become an orphan.

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My name is Ibrahim Mahmoud Ahmed Sherifo.  I am the son of two veteran fighters of the Eritrean revolution - Aster Fissehatsion and Mahmoud Ahmed Sherifo. Both of my parents were former combatants but now Prisoners of Conscience. Their stories and misfortunes are in the public domain.  Amnesty International, Human Rights watch and other institutions have documented their stories on numerous occasions. Please read the following linked articles for a brief description about the identities of my mother and father.

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My mother, Rishan Arefaine Frezghi, did not do anything wrong to deserve this ordeal. In my mind, the Scream, as I have described it, will remain the signature of her search for Justice as long as I live. If this story resonates with you, please help by lending an ear to mother’s Scream.

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when I learned what happened to you on 18 Sep 2001, that is a week after my fourth birthday, the day you disappeared from my life, I uncompromisingly refused to accept the story. It wasn’t until that dreadful day when I googled your name that things became clearer. That day changed my life completely. Mind you, that was the day I was left more stunned after I learned that mother was also missing.

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