Peace deal with Ethiopia raised hopes warming diplomatic ties would be matched by domestic change in Eritrea [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]

The human rights situation in Eritrea shows no sign of improvement since it signed a peace agreement with neighbouring Ethiopia last year, ending two decades of war, a UN expert said in a report.

UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Daniela Kravetz, on Tuesday expressed her regret the peace deal failed to bring widespread abuse and violations to an end. 

“The dividends of peace are not yet benefiting ordinary Eritreans, nor are there any signs to suggest they will,” said Kravetz, who was appointed to the position last October. 

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“Eritrean authorities remain unwilling to tolerate any expression of

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