Source: Lesotho Times
By Billy Ntaote
MASERU — Eyob Asemie, a businessman of Ethiopian origin who had his Lesotho citizenship revoked is now stateless and appealing for intervention from the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR).
He wants to regain his revoked citizenship and passports.
Asemie’s Lesotho citizenship was revoked on October 19, 2012 by the Home Affairs Ministry, the same day the Court of Appeal turned down his application to be declared a Lesotho Citizen.
Assemie had fled Ethiopia seeking asylum and refugee status in Lesotho and was granted the now revoked citizenship in 2005.
Asemie has now been stranded in Pretoria, South Africa since October after losing his passport.