Eritrea: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that reports on persecution news out of Eritrea.

For more visit:
http://www.onenewsnow.com/persecution/2013/06/07/christians-fare-badly-in-one-of-most-oppressive-countries

Eritrea: Latest Persecution News


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest persecution news from Eritrea.

For more visit:
http://www.charismanews.com/world/38872-persecuted-christian-dies-in-eritrean-prison

Eritrea: Persecution News


The link below is to an article that reports on the treatment of a Christian prisoner in Eritrea.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2013/03/21/living-in-hell-testimony-of-an-eritrean-prisoner-part-1/

Eritrea: Latest Persecution News


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest persecution news out of Eritrea.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue16819.html

Voice of the Martyrs: The Persecution Report – January 2012


Eritrean Christians Facing More Persecution in Egypt


Christians fleeing persecution in Eritrea are finding more persecution in Egypt.

Read the article at:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/eritrean-christians-finding-no-escape-from-persecution-51052/

 

Eritrea arrests women and children as they pray


Eritrean officials on May 9 arrested eleven Christians, including women and children, in the Eritrean capital of Asmara, reports Michael Ireland, chief correspondent,ASSIST News Service.

International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org says that Pastor Mesfin, Pastor Tekie, Mr. Isaac and his four children, and four women were arrested while conducting a prayer meeting at a private home in Maitemenai, Asmara. According to ICC, the detainees are members of Faith Church of Christ.

ICC says the church has existed in Eritrea since 1950. It was among the evangelical churches that were banned by Eritrean officials in 2002.

ICC explains that Eritrea only recognizes four religious groups: Islam, the Eritrean Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Evangelical Church of Eritrea. All the other religious groups are considered illegal and can’t even conduct worship services at private homes.

ICC goes on to say that Eritrean officials have imprisoned more than 3,000 Christians for exercising their religious freedom.

The imprisoned Christians are kept under inhumane conditions in underground dungeons, metal shipping containers, and military barracks. Several Christians have been paralyzed and blinded, and have even died inside prisons. The imprisoned have never been charged before any court of law.

Speaking to ICC, a well known Eritrean Christian based in the United States said: “The persecution of Christians in Eritrea is going from bad to worse. The number of Christians who are fleeing the country is increasing. Unless the international Christian community helps the Eritrean Christians, their plight will be intensified.”

ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, said: “We are extremely saddened to hear about the illegal imprisonment of the eleven Christians. We are concerned with the safety of the detainees, particularly the children. We urge Eritrea to immediately release these eleven Christians and the 3,000 Christians who have been imprisoned due to their faith in Jesus Christ."

ICC (International Christian Concern) www.persecution.org is a Washington-DC based human rights organization that exists to help persecuted Christians worldwide.

ICC provides Awareness, Advocacy, and Assistance to the worldwide persecuted Church.

Report from the Christian Telegraph