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Our reaction to Mihretab’s arrest
On the 14th of February 2016, we decided to expose Mihretab’s despicable abuse on our little sister Yorsalem. We hope that it will help to some extent to serve as a lesson for others from falling prey to manipulative criminals like Mihretab.
After we published her statements and other victim’s testimonies, the web site received a lot of views from Eritreans and friends around the world. It brought his crimes to a lot of people’s attention. It was our hope that other victims would also come forward following Salem’s bold and courageous decision. Even though the main crime reported on this site is about Yorsalem, we have also put several other victims’ statement that dated long before Yorsalem even met Mihretab. We hope that one day he answers to all those crimes.
During this past year, some of the people involved in providing Salem with humanitarian help were targeted and intimidated by Mihretab. It was sad to see an innocent man, Hermon Habtemichael, put in prison for three months by Mihretab. He was charged with “elopement” with a married woman. Because we know that Salem is not married, since she was a minor and underage, we have to assume Mihretab employed forgery, false usage and deception in order to mislead the Ugandan court. We hope that he is made to pay for this dearly.
We have to remind the readers that Yorsalem was a child during the whole ordeal — a child who was traumatized from a prolonged abuse by a powerful man. If it weren’t for Kokobe Kiros [ an adult that was in the house] at the moment, she wouldn’t have even told her sister that she was being abused. And she would have still continued to live under him today.
It is a little consolation that Mihretab is now charged in Uganda for the crimes that he has committed on so many innocent victims. He is currently in prison charged with rape and abuse. We hope that justice be served even though we have our reservations; but we certainly would like to give it the benefit of the doubt. We are a little bit cynical because most of the time the rich and poor do not always get equal treatment in the court of law even here in the West. A murderer can get away with murder if he is rich and the victim is poor.
As responsible citizen, it is our duty to speak against abuse and stand up to the poor and the powerless. It’s because of our inaction that the Mihretabs of this world harass and abuse so many people with impunity.
Free Hermon Habtemicael
Dear compatriots and concerned folks,
Hermon Habtemicael is currently put in prison by Mr. Mihretab Sium on false allegation that he had an affair with Salem Teweldebrhan. Even though the charge appears to be ridiculous, unfortunately, Hermon is today in prison.
Dear Eritreans, this man has not stopped harassing and intimidating innocent people; and something has to be done!
Please sign the petition in order to pressure the authorities that Hermon’s basic human rights are upheld and that he gets a fair trial.
ምሕረት ኣይሃብካ ብዓል ሓላይ
ዕድኻስ ኒሩ ዓድ ሽማምንቲ ሓንበላይ
ተፈጢርካ ኣብ መወዳአታ ጉሕላይ
ኣላ ምሕረታብ ሃላይ ባዓል ሓላይ
እረ ካባይ ኢኻ ወዲ ቀዳመይቲ ዲኻ ወይ ዳሕረወይቲ
ሕቁኡ ሰቢርካዮ ነቦኻ ወዲ ሰበይቲ
ከሙኡ ኣዚዞም ኣቶም ጠንቆልቲ
ገና ወረ መወዳእታኡ ኪትኣቱ ኢኽ ኣብ ጉሁም ባዕቲ
ኣላ ምሕረታብ ነባሪ ከባቢ ሰገነይቲ
ኣቦታትካ’ስ ጀጋኑ ኒሮም ባዓል ኣባ ጥመር
ሕጹባት ማንጣ በተኽቲ መስመር
በየን ተፈጢርካ ጊሒላ ገበል
እዛ ትገብራ ዘሎካ ዓስባ ሓጻር እያ ክትቅበል
ናትካስ ኣርሚሙኒ ተላጊጾምልካ ገሪሙኒ
ኪንዉሕጦ ንብል ከም ደምስኒ
ሎምስ ያኣክል ምህረታኣብ ቆርቂስካኒ
ከዉጻኣ ኣየ ኣታ ምስጢር ዘርእካኒ
ኣታ ሃላይ ብዓል ሓላይ ገንዘብ ዚዕሸዎ
ኣይመስለካን እምበር ኩሉ ጊዚ ኣለዎ
ኣድህበሉ ማዕረ ዕድሚካ ዚደረፍዎ
ምሕረት ኣይትርከብ ኣታ ደንቆሮ
እረ ፍጥረትካ እንታይ እዩ ሰሚዒትካ
ትሃርፋ ባቃ ኪትከዉን መዝሓሊ ስሚዕትካ
ተፈሊጥካ ሕጂ ብጥርኑፍ ይወጽእ ኣሎ ምስጢርካ
ኣዲኻ ኣይትስማዕ ዓድኻ ኣይስሙዑ ኣዝማድካ
ኩሉ ዚገብር ካብ ላዕሊ ከሎ ፈታሪ
መሲሉካ ጊርካዮ ሃብትኻ ኣብዛ ምድሪ
ሕቆኻ ትስበርካ ተራር ኣዉሊዕ በትሪ
ዘይሰምዕ ዶ ኢልካዮ ንብዓት ዚጋታትና ፈታሪ
ሓቅነት ብዛዕባ አቶ ምሕረታብ ዘውጽኦ ጽሑፋት
አብዚ እዋን’ዚ አቶ ምሕረታብ ገበኑ ንምሽፋንን ክጻረፍን ቆሎጥጥቆ ክዛረብን ወብሳይት ከምኸፈተ ርኢና ::
ንሄርሞን ሃብተሚካእል “ፍሉይ ርክብ ከም ዘለዎም ምስ ሳሌም” ንዝብል በንጻሩ ሄርሞን ብኣና ቤተሰብ ሳሌም ገንዘብ ልኢኽና ካብዚ አረሜን ሰብ ንኽትወጸእ ንኽተሓባበራን ንኽሕግዛን ዝተሓተተ ሰብ’ዩ : ክንዲ ምስጋና ደአ እዚ ይፍደ አሎ እምበር ::
‘ቲ ናይ ዋትሳብ መሰጃት ከአ ናይ ቆለዑ ዘረባ’ዩሞ ኸኣ ከም ጭብጢ ኢልካ ከተቅርቦ ብጣዕሚ’ዩ ዘስሕቅ : በዚ አጋጣሚ ከኣ ባዕሉ ዝጸሓፎ ከም ዝኾነ ከብርሃልኩም : ቶም ንሳሌምን ኮኾብን ትፈልጡ ኮ ሸዑ ፈሊጥኩም ኢኹም ቶም ዘይትፈልጡ ግን ንብዙሓት ሰባት ከምኤን ኮይኑ ክዋሳእ ብዙሕ ፈቲኑ ምስላጥ ምስ አበዮ ውን ብናይ ክልቴን ባዕሉ ጸሓፊ ባዕሉ መላሲ ኮይኑ’ዩ : አብቲ ግዜ’ቲ ከአ አብ ገጻት ፈይስቡከን ሓቢረን ነረን የን ::
ብዛዕባ’ቲ ስእሊ ከአ አብ ገዛ አቶ ምሕረታብ ዝተሳእልኦ’ዩ ቶም ገዘኡ ትፈልጡ ተርዴኡኩም አሎ : ዘሕፍር ወይ አነዋሪ ነገር ከአ አይረአናሉን :እንተ’ቲ ከም ፓርቲ ጌሩ አቅሪብዎ ዘሎ ከአ አብ ገዞም ናይ ሄኖክ ወዱ ዓመት እሎም ዝገበርዎ’ዩ ::
ብዛዕባ’ቲ ናይ ትምርቲ ወረቀት ምስክር ኢሉ ዘቅረቦ ከአ መቸም ባዕልኩም ተዓዚብኩሞ አለኹም ሳሌም ዝወጸት ካብቲ ገዛ መዓስ 2015 ‘ቲ አቅሪብዎ ዘሎ ናይ የካቲት 26/2016 መዓስን አበይን ዘይራከብ ሃጠው ቀጠው’ዩ ነገሩ ::
አብ ጽሑፉ ገሊጽዎ ከም ዘሎ ከአ : ክውርጽጽ ምፍታኑ’ዩ : ናብ ቱርኪ መኸደኡ ንሳሌም ናብ ልባ ክመልስ ወይ ውክልና ክትህቦ ይብል : ከምኡ ግን ዘይኮነ ከይዱ አፈራሪሑ ዲዩ ዝክፈል ከፊሉ ዲዩ ዓፊኑ ዲዩ ክወስዳ ደአ’ዩ ዝፈተነ : ነቶም ሒዞማ ዝነበሩ ሰባት ብብዙሕ ፈቲንዎም አይኮነሉን ንሄርሞን ውን ተኾነ ሓደ ደቂቅ ጥራይ ከም ዘድሊዮ ንኽቀትሎ’ዩ አፈራሪሕዎ እዚ ከአ ምናልባት ሰብ አይፈልጥዎን ኢሉ ይሓስብ ይኸውን :ቆንስል ሃገረ ኤርትራ አብ ቱርኪ ፈሊጡ “ ንማንም ሰብ ከፈራርሕ” መሰል ከም ዘይብሉ አጠቂቅዎ’ዩ ::
ካብ ቱርኪ ተመሊሱ ውን ነቲ ናይ ቱርኪ ቪዛ ክትረክብ ዘሳለጠላ ሰብ ረኺቡ ከምታ ዝሰደድካያ ትመልሳ ኢሉ ብዙሕ ከም ዘፈራርሖን : በቲ ናተይ መንበሪ ወረቐት ሰለ ዝወጸት ወይ ምለሳ ወይ ‘ቲ ሰልዲ ሃባ ወይ ከምዚ’ዩ ዝሰርሕ ኢለ ከእስረካ’የ ኢሉ’ቲ ንመውጺኢኣ ኢልና ዝኸፈልናዮ 7000 ዶላር ከም ዝወሰደሉን ብኡ ከም ዝተደቓቐሱን ንፈልጥ::
ንዓና ‘ውን ከም ሓሰውትን ሽም መጥፋእትን ጌሩ አቅሪቡና እኳ እንተሃለወ ብዙሕ አየገድስን’ዩ ምኽንያቱ ንሓደ ገበነኛ ገበን ጌርካ ክትብሎ ከሎኻ እወ ወይ አሜን ኢሉ ዝቅበል የለን : እዚ አብ ወብሳይትና አውጺናዮም ዘሎና ከኣ ሳሌም ወይ ኮኾብ ጥራይ አይኮናን: ነአአን’ሲ ሕራይ ሓሲየን በለን ቶም ካልኦት’ከ ሓሰውቲ ዲዮም ? ብቤላቤሎው ዘይኮነ ባዕሎም ቓሎም ዝሃብዎ አብ ኤምባሲን ካልእ ሕጋዊ ቦታታት ዘቅረብዎን ብንጹር ከአ ሽሞን አድራሾምን አለዎ ::
አቶ ምሕረታብ አብ ጽሑፉ አቅሪብዎ ከም ዘሎ ንነብሱ ከም ጠዑይ ሰብ ናይ ሃይማኖት ሰብ እኳ እንተበለ : እዚ ግን ምስሉይነት’ዩ እንታይ ከምዘምልኽን አብ ምንታይ ከምዝመላለስን ዘይፈልጥ ሰብ የሎን ንዘይትፈልጡ ከአ አብ ሓደ ጦንቃላይ ሰብ ባጸዋዋዓ ምሕረታብ “ ማን ኦፍ ጎድ ” ዩ : ታ ብገበንን ብሓጢአትን ዝተጨማለቐት ነብሱ ከም ጠዒይቲ ክንቆጽራ ዘይከአል’ዩ : ከም ንቡር እኮ ሓዳር ዘይብሉ : ካብ 7 ደቂ አንስትዮ 7 ቆለዑ ወሊዱ ን7ቲኦም ከአ ብህጻኖም ካብ አደታቶም መንጢሉ ንገሊኦም አብ ካምፓላ ንገሊኦም አብ አስመራ ብዘይ ፍቅሪ ወለዲ ከም ዝዓብዩ ጌሩ አሎ ክንደይ እሞ ክንብሎ !!
ስለዚ አቶ ምሕረታብ ከም ኩሉ ገበነኛ ካብ ገበን የውጹኒ ዮም ዝብሎም እንተፈተነ ሓድሽ ነገር ኣይኮነን ንብዙሓት ሰባት ውን ጠቂኑ ይርከብ : ግን በዚ ወዲ ከምዚ ካብ ሕጊ ዝምለጥ እንተኾይኑ ሓቢርና ንሪኦ ::
አቶ ምሕረታብ አብ ደቡብ ሱዳን አብ ኡጋንዳ አብ ከኒያ ብጣዕሚ ሕማቕ ሽም ዘለዎ ኮይኑ ክሳብ ሒጂ ግን በኢምባሲታት ኤርትራ ዝተወስደሉ ስጉምቲ አይነበረን ንምንታይ’ዩ ግን አይተረዳናን : መቸም በዚ ሰብ ዘይተተንከፈ ዘይተጎድአን ኤርትራዊ የሎን ስለዝኾነ ከአ ኤምባሲታት ኤርትራ ኣብ ጁባን ኡጋንዳን ብፍላይ ንድሕነት ዜጋታቱ ተጊሁ ክሰርሓሉ ግደታኡ ሙኳኑ ከነዘኻከር ንፈቱ ::ንማሕበረ ኮም ኤርትራ አብ ጁባን ኡጋንዳን ከአ ዓገብ ንኽትብሉ ዝገበርኩሞን ትገብርዎን ዘለኹም ቀጽልዎ ንብል ::
Our reaction to latest developments in Kampala, Uganda
It appears that Mihretab has created a website to refute the allegations which are laid against him — and to insult people. How gentleman of him. He has put a number of “evidence”. No, don’t expect things that grown up or people with sound reasoning would bring — they are too childish. Actually, everything that he wrote or asked people to write reflect very well on him.
What he has put as “evidence” is some gibberish text exchanges between teenagers of these days, unsubstantiated school transcript [of just one semester — dated February 2016 just made us laugh a bit], a picture of a girl who was so spoiled by her lifestyle in Mihretab’s house that she eloped with a guy she met in Kampala.
For the record, the guy Hermon Habtemichael [at the center of Mihretab’s new web site– for us the victims are the center and more important], is not a guy she eloped with. He is just a messenger for her family. We, her family, sent him money — our hard earned money — so that she is saved at any cost. That money by the way, Mihretab, true to his character, extorted and taken away from them — those who were paid to secure her escape ( we are actually pleased he did that to them for colluding with him — it serves them right). This act is another evidence that he is a thug — not a gentleman he tries so hard a lot of people to convince.
Contrary to Mihretab’s site, we put in this site real evidence, testimonies that people have actually written at the Eritrean embassy — their names are all there for people to see. Just because their voices were dismissed and ignored doesn’t mean that it never happened or is not the truth. Truth might be suppressed for a while but it will never be destroyed. With time everything will come to light. Truth always wins at the end. That is precisely why we decided to put it here.
Why is the Eritrean embassy in Kampala not doing anything?
The Eritrean community in Kampala, we are told, are holding meetings after meetings to expose and stand up to this guy. And yet we feel that the embassy seem to be dragging its feet to do anything.Why is the Eritrean embassy in Kampala not doing anything?
Could it be that because until recently he was using the name of the Embassy to abuse Eritreans and this might make some people close to him uncomfortable if this case ever gets to the top? In fact he has deceived a lot of people into thinking that he is a government official or a spy — but we think he is just a thug who made his money in dubious ways.
Just because he contributes money shouldn’t make him more nationalist or a concerned citizen than the victims themselves. In any case, whatever he contributed or done — it was purely for his own selfish reasons and not for the good of Eritrea or Eritreans. He corrupts everyone that passes his way. His reputation reeks with scandal — just ask any Eritrean who lives in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. Makes you wonder why the people at the embassy failed to notice this and continue to be close with him. We know that he uses the Ugandan police to terrorize and abuse his own people.
What is the punishment for being naive? And what is for being a criminal?
As her family, we also bear some responsibility for failing to make an extensive background check on this man before giving our daughter/little sister to this monster’s responsibility. We trusted naively and she paid the price. What is the punishment for being naive? And what is for being a criminal?
We urge the Eritrean embassy in Kampala to show resolve regarding this individual. At the very least, they should bring this to the attention of the Ugandan government if they cannot control or restrain him themselves.