NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Launches New Crackdown On Christians; 110 Arrests Reported

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(BosNewsLife)-- Eritrea's government has launched a fresh crackdown on Christians with reports that at least 110 evangelical believers have been detained since last week, a well-informed rights group said Wednesday, November 26.

Eritrea’s Government Involved In Attacking Rights Activists Abroad, Group Claims

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By BosNewsLife News Center ASMARA/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have expressed concerns over the alleged international efforts by Eritrea's government to intimidate opponents of its policies, after an Italian human rights defender was seriously injured when Eritrean government supporters apparently threw rocks and bottles at her during a demonstration in Rome.

Eritrea Detains Christians In Latest Crackdown

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean security forces have detained nearly a dozen Christians, taking them to undisclosed locations, local Christians and rights activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, November 4.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Christians Die In Prison Camp, Nearly 3,000 Detained

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By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos eritrea_pastorASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- At least two detained Christians have died this month in Eritrea after a "long period of torture" in a notorious military prison camp, while the number of Christians jailed in the African nation because of their faith approaches 3,000, a well-informed Christian rights group said Wednesday, January 21.

Eritrea Detains Evangelical Christians Including Children

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Eritrean security officers have detained several evangelical Christians, including pregnant...

Three More Christians Die In Eritrea Prisons; Total Death Toll 21, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's By Joseph DeCaro ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- There was new concern Tuesday, November 22, about the plight of Christians in Eritrea amid reports that at least three believers died in recent weeks because of mistreatment in the African country's notorious prison camps.    

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".