Eritrea

Eritrea Releases 69 More Christian Prisoners of Conscience

On September 23, 2020, Barnabas Fund received news and subsequent confirmation from their contacts on the ground that Eritrea has formally released 69 Christian prisoners of conscience- some of whom have been in imprisoned for almost two decades- in a new wave of releases. This major step follows the September 4th release of 27 Christians, …

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Eritreans in Danger of Starvation as a Result of Government’s COVID Policies

The Afar people in southern Eritrea have consistently faced the brunt of the national government’s plans and policies during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic- in a recent report by Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE), it is revealed that already prior to the outbreak of the unforeseen pandemic, the predominantly-Afar regions of Eritrea survives on fishing and is void of any medical facilities.

Tens of Eritrean Christians Arrested During Wedding Ceremony

Image by Paul Kral from Pixabay It was revealed in a report by Eritrea Hub that, in late June 2020, a peaceful wedding ceremony taking place in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, was ambushed by local security forces, and 30 Eritrean Christians from various “unregistered denominations” were arrested, rounded up, and transported to a police …

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Report: Rally for Release of Eritrean Patriarch Abune Antonios

8 November 2019, Washington DC. Amongst the crowd of protesters, you can distinguish representatives from the Orthodox church clad in black with golden crosses, Eritrean women donned in the white national dress of Eritrea laced with a colourful gold-tinted frame, one elderly woman clasping to her sign of the Father Antonius, a modern couple pushing …

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ERITREA: No improvement in Human Rights

A new report on Eritrea was submitted at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva by Special Rapporteur Sheila B. Keetharuth. The report acted as a follow-up on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, which was extended last June. In her report, Special Rapporteur Keetharuth …

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Read the Moving Testimony of an Eritrean Refugee

Last month, Jubilee Campaign accredited a team of individuals to participate at a side-event at the 32nd UN Human Rights Council Session, organized by Human Rights Concern-Eritrea and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. The event was co-sponsored by Article 19, DefendDefenders, and International Fellowship for Reconciliation. Those who have escaped Eritrea shared their experiences and stories. The …

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