Five women have been arrested after taking to the streets to celebrate the release of 69 Christian prisoners.
It has emerged that the 27 Eritrean Christians released from Mai Serwa prison earlier this month were freed on bail secured by property deeds submitted by family and friends.
27 Christian prisoners have been released from prison in Eritrea and others are believed to be in the process of release.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in Eritrea, Christian prisoners and their families are struggling to survive.
Church in Chains recently spoke to Dr Berhane Asmelash of Release Eritrea about the current situation in Eritrea and learned that the extent of suffering is even greater than previously reported.
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, some of the countries from which Church in Chains reports regularly have been very badly hit.
Dr Berhane Asmelash (Release Eritrea) speaks about the current situation inside Eritrea.
On Sunday 18 August, Eritrean security officials raided a home church and detained eighty Christians, including men, women and children.
The 92-year-old head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, Patriarch Antonios, has been accused of heresy by five pro-government bishops.
The crackdown on Christians has continued in June 2019 with another church raid, more arrests of Christians, including five Orthodox priests, and the closure of health centres run by the Catholic Church.