Eritrea: When is a mutiny not a mutiny?

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sat Jan 26 2013, 02:44:38

On Monday 21 January, a number of unofficial sources reported that 100 or so soldiers had invaded Eritrea's Ministry of Information and taken over state-owned Eri-TV. During their occupation, the soldiers began broadcasting a statement demanding the implementation of the constitution -- never enacted by Parliament -- and the release of thousands of political prisoners, including a number of high-profile journalists, and former ministers, senior military officers and officials known as the "G15", before the station went off air. The rest of the armed forces were described as "quiet", as was the city, and no shots were fired either in the taking or surrender of the Ministry.

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