EMDHREritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (South Africa)
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According to EMDHR, the players have asked refugee status citing to gross human rights violations and forcible conscription to the Army.
EMDHR spokesman Dick Bayford, a Botswanan human rights lawyer, told reporters that the most recent defecting players were still doing national service and risked being charged with desertion which is punishable by death if they were forced to return to Eritrea.
Writing in Tesfanews, Mike Seium charged that EMDHR "seem(s) to think that because 10 players defected the country is in uproar and we have serious problems.