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’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 Detains 15 Monks, Group Says

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent patriarch ASMARA/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrea has detained 15 monks in the capital Asmara for allegedly planning actions in and outside the African country against the "government's interference" in the Eritrean Orthodox Church, rights campaigners confirmed Tuesday, July 7.

Eritrea Turned Into “Giant Prison” As President Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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By Joseph DeCaro, International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_wire1ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)– Human Rights Watch has described it as "a giant prison" and Reporters without Borders calls it "the most repressive nation on earth". The advocacy groups speak about Eritrea where Isaias Afewerki is celebrating his 20th anniversary as president, though the United States described him in a 2009 leaked diplomatic cable as an "unhinged dictator".

Eritrea Releasing Dozens Of Jailed Christians; Others Detained

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-– Dozens of Christians detained in Eritrea for unauthorized worship have been released, but many...

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, Attacks London Protest`

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ASMARA/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Investigators say dozens of devoted Christians have been detained near Eritrea's capital Asmara as part...

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.

Activists Commemorate Massive Detentions Of Eritrean Christians

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service LONDON/ASMARA (BosNewsLife)-- Activists from Britain and Ireland were taking part in a protest outside the Eritrean embassy in London on Thursday, May 17, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of mass detentions of Eritrean Christians, organizers said.

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.