Arrested as spies: British ex-marines held for two months in Eritrea | Mail Online
note comment from one Jeannie Armstrong!
It is bad that the Eritrean govt won't allow diplomatic access, but that is a whole different matter.
It is a strange story by the way.
The PFDJ Government are not known for deviating from their dogmatic ruthless marxist origins.
It is rather an achievement for a country to rate below North Koea for freedom of speech.
So the Daily Wah can hardly be blamed from being bluffed by the Whitehall Wallah
saying they have not had much historical contact with the Eritreans.
As it is untrue, as ERA, the EPLF's [from which the PFDJ originates], humanitarian & "PR" arm
& defacto Consul had an office in Islington from the 1980s.
Time moves very slowly in Asmara as the Eritreans will be investigating whatever conspiracy theories they can convolute, as well as considering what leverage these former Royals can bring.
Thirty percent of the EPLF forces were women and incredibly easy on the eye as well as being lethal in the trenches!
They do however make very good gnocci, but the njera bread & local hooch is an acquired taste few manage.
Trusting that these fellas have an interesting rather than uncomfortable experience and that it is not too prolonged.
Considering your alias here I gather you're acquanted with African issues. Is there any kind of effective government in Eritrea (the one that employs those buxom girl soldiers serving gnocci?) Or are the men held by some sort of gang / clan / pirate crew?