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July 27, 2021

U.S. calls for halt to violence against Eritreans in Tigray

June 7, 2021
destroyed church in communist China

The Bible Is Clear: Persecution Will Come. How Should Christians Prepare For It?

May 8, 2021
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‘Escaping Eritrea’ Filmmaker Evan Williams Describes ‘Phenomenal Sacrifice’ of Eritreans Sneaking Footage Out of Country

The United Nations estimates that Eritrea is among the top three countries, alongside Syria and South Sudan, with the greatest proportion of their citizens who have become refugees — with 12,500 refugees per 100,000 people.
May 8, 2021
Christians in Eritrea will not deny Jesus Christ

North Korea Of Africa 🇪🇷 Persecuted Christians Refuse To Deny Jesus

Christian persecution in Eritrea is brutal but the faith of the Christians is strong and they refuse to deny Jesus Christ. The stories of persecution coming from Eritrea are heartbreaking but there is hope.
May 8, 2021
Eritrea: Africa's North Korea

PRAY: Hundreds of Christians Held in Prison in Eritrea for Their Faith

Eritrea is one of the most oppressive nations on the planet, often referred to as Africa's North Korea. Voice of the Martyr's Todd Nettleton joins Faithwire Managing Editor Dan Andros to discuss the latest bit of good news from a country where Christian persecution is rampant.
May 6, 2021
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FRONTLINE: “Escaping Eritrea”

In an excerpt from the five-years-in-the-making documentary “Escaping Eritrea,” a man named Michael shares footage he secretly filmed inside an Eritrean prison.
May 6, 2021
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FRONTLINE – PBS: Escaping Eritrea

With exclusive secret footage and testimony, an undercover five-year investigation documents shocking allegations of torture, arbitrary detention and indefinite forced conscription into military service in Eritrea.
May 3, 2021

Congressional Commission Once Again Recommends Eritrea for CPC Designation

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued a report in April of this year, recommending once again that the Department of State designate Eritrea a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) for its severe violations of religious freedom.
April 6, 2021
refugees arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River

Columbus Eritreans scared for lives of loved ones in Ethiopian refugee camps

Rekab is one of thousands of Eritreans living outside the country — including an estimated 5,000 in central Ohio — who are worried about family members in Africa.
March 31, 2021
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Religious Freedom Hopes Dashed in Eritrea as 35 more Christians arrested

May 8, 2021
Kidane Weldou

Kidane Weldou

Pastor Kidane Weldou disappeared from the streets of the Eritrean capital, Asmara, in March 2005. He is being held in a high-security prison in Asmara, along with several other Christian leaders.
May 28, 2019
Dr. Kiflu Gebremeskel

Kiflu Gebremeskel

Dr Kiflu Gebremeskel has been in prison in Eritrea since May 2004. Before his arrest he was chair of the Eritrean Evangelical Alliance and a leader in a network of house churches that was banned by the government.