A Sudanese National Narrates His story behind the Bars of the PFDJ
In the PFDJ’s Prison some lose their Consciousness while Others their Life
Compiled by the GIC
Sadiq Mohamed Ahmed, from the neighboring Sudan and a father of seven
children from an Eritrean lady, had been suffering behind the bars of the PFDJ.
He had taken part in the Eritrean armed struggle against the Ethiopian
colonialism until he entered Asmara with the fighters. Sadiq, who has narrated
the violations he had been exposed to at the hands of the PFDJ in more than a
prison through the Sudanese daily al-Watten, says that he had been involving in
business after he had got an invitation from Petros Solomon following the
independence of Eritrea.
Mr. Sadiq had made clear that he along with some people had opened in Asmara
a very big restaurant and was importing the basic necessities of his restaurant
from Emirates. He adds that wrong information was given to the Eritrean
authorities in light of which he was arrested. “They were informed that I was
spying for the Sudanese security,” says Mr.Sadiq. He says, in the long interview
he has had with the al-Awattenn newspaper, that he was taken into Dahlak prison
for which he describes as the “worst” prison due to the high degree of
temperature. Mr Sadiq says that he had been in this prison for three months in
which he was subjected into a harsh, horrible investigation. Then he was
transferred into the prison of “Trakbee”, in the environs of Asmara after his heart
beats were about to stop due to the torture he had been exposed to.
Mr. Sadiq makes certain that the temperature of this prison is under zero for it is
underground in an area whose altitude is above 2000 m above the sea level.
Mr.Sadiq adds that he had passed through different kinds of violations the worst
of which was “electrification”. He states that he had withstand the torture of the
PFDJ’s guards and met in the prison of “Trakbee” Sudanese nationals like
Captain Walid al-Tum, who is imprisoned on the charge of spying for the
Sudanese security. Then after, Mr. Sadiq says that he was taken into the prison of
“Wenjl Marmarra” whose upper structures are specialized for escapers from the
slavery service of the PFDJ into the neighboring countries whereas the lower
structure was occupied for the reformist group”G15”.He added that in this prison
he had seen Mr. Mohmud Sherifo, HaileWeldetensaie, Petros Solomon and Saleh
Kikya and other Sudanese nationals like abu-Alkhyarat, who is accused for
plotting to assassinate the president of the ruling clique in Asmara in the year
1995, the Sudanese businessman Mohammed Osman al-Alkhier. Mr Sadiq
makes clear that Petros Solomon and his wife Aster are imprisoned in cells which
are opposite to each other. He says that the prisoners are passing through a very
much deteriorated health conditions and calls upon the international community
to interferer quickly to release them.
He says, while speaking about his release, members of the revolutionary
committees of Libya like Sief-Islam Qadafe along with the coordinator of the
revolutionary committees of Libya Mohamud Abdien and the Sudanese known
lawyer Ghaze Sulieman have exerted tremendous efforts to release me. “They
have finally succeeded to release me on the condition to deport me from Eritrea,”
Mr. Saidq says that he had not taken even a pence from his money which is
estimated by US 400,000.He says that he is resolved to fight the dictator regime
as he had fought against the Ethiopian colonialism.
August 16, 2005