Rights groups are calling for the release of four clerics detained by the Eritrean authorities despite belonging to permitted denominations
A joint letter from the five organisations was sent to the Eritrean Embassy in London
Security forces raided a prayer meeting in a house in the capital, Asmara
A large crowd gathered at his burial site to mourn the much-loved patriarch.
The Eritrean authorities have rearrested 15 Christians in raids on their homes in the capital, Asmara
Three elderly pastors have been arrested in the Eritrean capital, Asmara
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.