The Cycling Tour for the Truth, Peace, Justice and Eritrea that began in Göteborg, Sweden on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 arrived in Geneva and had delivered a memorandum that calls for peace and justice to the UN office in Geneva. This memorandum is from Eritrean communities and organizations in over 175 cities in Australia, Europe and North America.
The more than twenty cyclists coming from ten different countries (Eritrea, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK) braved a 1700 km bike ride through rain and snow in Germany and Switzerland to arrive in Geneva today Monday the 13th of April. The day is also the 13th anniversary of the final and binding Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delimitation decision that Ethiopia refuses to abide by in breach of international law.
The bike tour stopped in 10 German cities of Kiel, Hamburg, Hanover, Kassel, Giessen, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Tübingen and Villingen-Schwenningen as well as the Swiss cities of Zurich, Bern and Lausanne before arriving in Geneva. At these cities they delivered memoranda to local officials, to help them call for an immediate and unconditional implementation of the 13-year old, final and binding, boundary decision and an end to Ethiopia’s illegal occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories, including the town of Badme. Furthermore, they called for an end to the illegal UN sanctions imposed on Eritrea based on totally fabricated and falsified “evidence” by Ethiopia and its western enablers.
The cyclists also highlighted the truth about Eritrea and its people and how, despite repeatedly being wronged by the west, the country is forging forward and has become an oasis of peace and harmony in the Horn of Africa.
They also talked to members of the media, friends of Eritrea, and spent time with members of the Eritrean communities whose families are affected by Ethiopia’s continued illegal occupation of Eritrean territory and by the illegal UN sanctions. They were overwhelmed by the support and welcome they got from the Eritrean communities at their stop and the people they passed along the way.
You can follow the CT4TPJE journey from their blog at http://eritrean-smart.org and their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Eritrea.Cycling.Tour. You can also follow through twitter @Eritrea_Cycling.