Eritrean security forces have arrested another 22 Christians – 17 in the capital, Asmara, and 5 in the town of Dongolo.
The Eritrean security forces have arrested almost one hundred Christians in the past month.
Protesters from Ireland and Britain joined Eritreans in a vigil at the Eritrean Embassy calling for the release of Christian prisoners in Eritrea.
Two Pentecostal Christians died on 17 March, five days after being transferred to hospital from detention, where they had been on hunger strike.
Dr Berhane Asmelash (Director of Release Eritrea) has spoken about his recent visit to Ethiopia to meet Eritrean Christian refugees living in refugee camps there.
On 8 August, the Eritrean Orthodox Church website in Asmara published pictures of deposed Patriarch Antonios (89) in a meeting with a delegation of monks, scholars and government officials.
After extensive discussions, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on 1 July calling for Un bodies to take urgent action on Eritrea.
Yesterday in London, a group of Christians from Ireland joined British and Eritrean Christians in a protest vigil marking the 14th anniversary of the Eritrean government’s decision to close down all churches in the country apart from Orthodox, Lutheran and Roman Catholic.
Eritrean Christians have described the current situation in the country as getting “worse and worse” both for Christians and the general population suffering from the repressive policies of the Eritrean government.
The news came in a report from Rev Dr Berhane Asmelash, Director of Release Eritrea, who travelled to Ethiopia on a fact-finding mission to meet Eritrean refugees.
Yesterday in London, Christians from Ireland joined British and Eritrean Christians to stand in solidarity with the church in Eritrea, as a protest vigil was held to mark the 13th anniversary of the Eritrean government’s decision to close down all churches in the country apart from Orthdox, Lutheran and Roman Catholic.