This month Eritrean police have arrested 32 Christians in the capital, Asmara, including a newlywed couple and ten of their guests. Eritrea’s human rights record was recently condemned at the UN Human Rights Council. A UN monitoring group said thousands of Christians are facing detention, as ‘religious freedom in Eritrea continues to be denied’. The council also heard that Eritrea’s claims of improvement in the human rights were unfounded. In 2002 Eritrea introduced a law prohibiting Christian practice outside the Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran denominations, and Sunni Islam.
Eritrea: 32 Christians arrested in MarchWritten by David Fletcher 22 Mar 2019
- Pray: for the law against practising ‘unrecognised’ religions to be abolished. (Psalm 7:6)
- More: www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/03/eritrea-newlyweds-among-32-christians-arrested-in-fresh-crackdown/