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On Thursday the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) will discuss, and hopefully adopt, a strong resolution condemning the continuing, severe and widespread human rights violations committed by Eritrea against its citizens and calls for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violations outlined in reports by the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea. This is a bold step and one which needs to be underpinned by prayer if it’s to be successful. Continue reading “ERITREA: Prayer Needed for Efforts at the UN This Week to Secure a Commission of Inquiry”
The tiny state of Eritrea, flanked by Ethiopia on one side and the Red Sea on the other, celebrated its 21st birthday May 24, its Independence Day a public holiday.
Yet beneath the official festivities, Eritrea’s 6 million people live under a regime that has earned a reputation as the most repressive in Africa.
Now an exiled human-rights group, Release Eritrea, reports that more than 1,000 Christians are currently in detention. The group bases its tally on phone calls to friends and colleagues in the country.
The jailed Christians are members of unofficial or ‘unregistered’ churches, which are under persistent attack from the regime. Continue reading “World Watch Monitor – Eritrea Turns 21”
March 14, 2012 Washington DC (International Christian Concern) –Patriarch Antonios, who has been imprisoned for his faith, is a diabetic and his situation is deteriorating due to lack of medical attention. The Patriarch has been detained at an undisclosed location since January 2006.
“It is a miracle that he remains alive without medical care. International humanitarian organizations, such as the Red Cross, should be allowed to visit the Patriarch. We also urge the Eritrean government to release the Patriarch for humanitarian reasons,” said Fr. Athanasius Ghebre-Ab, and Eritrean Orthodox priest in the US and an academic. Continue reading “Pray for the Release of Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea”
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