Open Letter to Chairman of Preparatory Committee for National Conference

Mr. Beshir Ishaq
Chairman of Preparatory Committee for National Conference

Dear Chairman,

On 21 July, 2010 Gedab news ( reported that the preparation for the national conference for democratic change (NCDC) has been finalized and about three hundred fifty Eritrean representatives of diverse back ground ever to gather is expected to attend the conference. Among those invited are numerous Eritrean media outlets-websites- with the exception of which is excluded from the invitation for reasons not yet explained.

While we express our utmost happiness, gratitude and congratulations to the preparatory committee for successfully making this highly anticipated conference a reality and applaud the participation of diverse groups and individuals of our people, we cannot help but again express our concern and disappointment that the committee has denied Team right to participate in the conference.

This conference is supposed to be inclusive to all Eritrean citizens of all walks and back grounds.  The website members have been preparing with very high anticipation to participate in this conference making necessary travel arrangements ever since the inception of this conference. always stands for the unity of our people and strives on reaching to every corner of our people through its all inclusive website for it stands for justice, peace, democracy, unity and equality to every Eritrean citizen.

Though we have repeatedly sought either the confirmation for invitation or legitimate reason for our exclusion from attending the conference, nobody from the committee has come forward to offer us any plausible explanation yet. We found this behavior as a blatant disregard for the very basic right to participate in political activities and freedom of expression with possible discriminatory act against certain sector of Eritrean population. This does not bode well
for the often elusive unity and equality of our people.

Therefore, we are formally requesting that you either correct the unnecessary mistake by sending the invitation or give us a legitimate reason for our exclusion from attending the meeting.

We would like to thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter. We urge you to reply favorably to our request as soon as possible so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Sincerely, Team

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