Eritrea’s “Repressive Government” May Use European Aid Package, Groups Warn

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife eritrea_pastor1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Four religious liberty groups urged the European Commission, the European Union's executive branch, Wednesday, April 1, "to ensure that aid money” allocated to Eritrea "reaches and benefits the people of that country," amid concerns it may only reach "one of the most repressive" governments of Africa.

Eritrea Releases 69 Christian Prisoners After Years In Jail

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrea released at least 69 Christian prisoners in recent weeks, including many detained in...

Eritrea Releases Elderly Detained Christians

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Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_containers31ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Three elderly Christian men have been released on bail from a military prison camp and police facility in Eritrea, Christian rights investigators confirmed Friday, March 20.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Evangelical Christian Dies In Prison Camp

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service eritrea_wire1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- The situation of detained Christians in Eritrea has worsened, amid reports that a Christian man held in the country's notorious Wi'a Military Camp has died of meningitis, following an outbreak in the prison, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday September 22.

Eritrea Detains Members Of Recognized Church

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BosNewsLife Africa Serviceeritrea_wire1 ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Eritrea's capital Asmara remained concerned Thursday, May 1, over the plight of five fellow believers after they were detained while training to be pastors in the capital Asmara.

Egypt Urged To Free Kidnapped African Refugees

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists urged Egypt's government Friday, December 10, to free hundreds of Eritrean and other African refugees, including Christians, who they said have been held as hostages by human traffickers in the Sinai Desert for over a month, and probably sold to other dealers.

Eritrea Detains Christians After Evangelism Meeting By Visiting Pastor

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Eritrean Christians involved in a recent evangelistic meeting in Eritrea remain behind bars while other believers are in hiding, Christians with close knowledge about the situation say.

Eritrea Releases Three Christian Women From Military Camp

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar eritrea_mapASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Three women were free Friday, May 8, as Eritrean authorities unexpectedly released them from a notorious military prison camp where they were detained for six months because of their membership of a "banned" Christian movement, an advocacy group with close knowledge of the situation said.

Eritrea Police Raid Church Service; Dozens Detained

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By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos presidentASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Eritra have detained dozens of Christians during a church service as part of a major crackdown on Christian worship, shortly after news emerged that at least two believers died this month in a military concentration camp, rights investigators told BosNewsLife Thursday, January 29.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrean Christian Dies In Prison Camp

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_containers3ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man has died in one of Eritrea's notorious military prison camps, the ninth believer known to have perished in detention in the African nation, a Christian aid and advocacy group told BosNewsLife.