The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat for forcing Eritreans to pay a “diaspora tax”

The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat after finding increasing evidence that it was forcing Eritreans who fled the country to pay a “diaspora tax” in order to gain services.

In a letter to parliament, Dutch foreign affairs minister Halbe Zijlstra declared Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy persona non grata and asked him to leave the country. Zijlstra said the measure was meant to show that they wouldn’t “tolerate these unwanted practices” and that the Eritrean government...

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