To his Excellency the President of the Republic of the Sudan
This note is an appeal to your generosity and humanity !! Serious moments, such as
the incarceration of one of the heroes of the Eritrean Revolution, as a common
criminal, leads to dismay. Who does not know that Eritreans and their Revolution
have been embraced by the Sudanese people for thirty years, whatever the political
color of Sudanese governments ? One of the great links of the Sudan and Eritrea is
the Beni Amir people, respected on both sides of the border. As it is appreciated by
your Excellency, this linkage contributes to the national security of the Sudan. We
feel confident that the Eritrean people shall replace the regime soon, in which case,
we regard Sheik Hussein Khalifa as a future occupant of a position that will deepen
the historical friendship between Eritrea and brotherly Sudan.
I appeal for the immediate release of Sheik Hussein, the Chairman of the Eritrean
Liberation Front, and Eritrean Democratic Alliance.
Herui Tedla Bairu,
Chairman of the Eritrean Congress Party