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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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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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UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea Releases 2nd Report

On June 8th, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its second report discussing the human rights situation in Eritrea. The commissioners recommended in the report that the United Nations Security Council refer the situation in Eritrea to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court due to the fact that …

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Eritrean Church Leader in Prison for 12 Years

As Jubilee Campaign has previously reported, Eritrea is one of the hardest places in the world to be a Christian due to intense persecution and its restrictive government. Church leader Haile Naigzhi is one of many church leaders who remains in prison today after being arrested 12 years ago in 2004. In 2002, the Eritrean …

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