Eritrea Police Raid Church Service; Dozens Detained

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By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos presidentASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Eritra have detained dozens of Christians during a church service as part of a major crackdown on Christian worship, shortly after news emerged that at least two believers died this month in a military concentration camp, rights investigators told BosNewsLife Thursday, January 29.

Eritrea Christian Woman Dies After “Torture” In Military Prison

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro
ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian woman has died in a military prison in Eritrea after "two weeks of torture and harsh treatment," representatives said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, January 25.

Egypt Detains Hundreds Of Eritrean Christians, Others Kidnapped

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of mainly Christian refugees from Eritrea are jailed or or held by kidnappers in Egypt, where they face torture, beatings and sexual assault, according to Christian aid workers who contacted BosNewsLife.

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...

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 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.

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 Refugees Detained In Sinai Desert, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Middle East and African Services CAIRO/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- There was international concern Friday, November 26, over the situation of 80 Eritrean refugees who rights activists said have been held hostage by people smugglers on the Egypt-Israel border for about a month.

NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Detains 30 Christian Women, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service eritrea_wire1-150x150ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Security forces in Eritrea have detained dozens, mostly elderly, Christian women in the capital Amara as part of a crackdown on evangelical activities, an advocacy group said Monday, December 7.

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.