On 12 July the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution extending the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea for another year
14 men had spent four years in Nakura prison (pictured) while 22 women were freed after two weeks in Mai Serwa prison.
Two groups of Eritreans, totalling 35 Christians, have been arrested for holding prayer meetings.
On 26 February, 21 Christian women were released from Nakura prison in the Dahlak archipelago in the Red Sea.
In the past two weeks at least 83 Christian prisoners have been released, including Mussie Eyob and Aklilu Desbele, and Church in Chains has learned that Twen Theodros was released in late 2020
The prisoners (including some who were long-term) were released from Mai Serwa prison during the second week of January.
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.