Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Three elderly Christian men have been released on bail from a military prison camp and police facility in Eritrea, Christian rights investigators confirmed Friday, March 20.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ASMARA/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Leading rights groups and church officials planned to...
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro
By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, 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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in a detention camp in Eritrea faced a difficult Sunday, February 21, as news emerged that one of their fellow inmate died of a heart attack in the notorious Alla Military Camp after alleged abuses.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest WARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland has granted asylum to 16 Christian refugees who accompanied Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski on a flight back from Tunisia.The Foreign Ministry said Friday, June 16, that the six adults and 10 children were "political refugees" from Eritrea and Nigeria, whose lives have been upturned by recent turmoil in North Africa.
By Joseph DeCaro, International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, 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".