Fresh video evidence exclusively obtained by IBTimes UK has confirmed that the Eritrean government still collects a controversial "diaspora tax" from Eritrean nationals living in the UK despite assurances from British officials that this has been stopped.

Secretly filmed footage inside the Eritrean Embassy in London show that Simon T., who has lived in Britain since the early 1990s, was forced to pay the 2% income tax from the moment he was employed.

The interview with the embassy official demonstrate that those like Simon T. who have not required consular services for several years are required to pay "arrears" for the years in which the tax was not paid.