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.
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.