Eritrean Christians Caught Between Persecutors

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Eritrean Christians are being forced to choose between living under a dictatorship that imprisons believers for their faith, or risking their lives by escaping Eritrea by way of Sudan.

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UN Human Rights Council Approves Inquiry into Eritrea

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On Saturday the UN's Human Rights Council created a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, one of the world's most repressive states, according to International Christian Concern.

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Eritrea even persecutes 'official' Christians

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Eritrea even persecutes its own officially recognized religions.

Just last week, five Christians about to be ordained in Eritrea's state sanctioned Evangelical Lutheran Church were arrested instead, according to Morning Star News.

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Eritrean Government Imprisons 150 Christians for Praying Together

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Eritrean security forces recently raided yet another prayer meeting, arresting about 150 Christians in a suburb of Asmara, the African nation's capital, according to Religion Today.

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Eritrea: Christians Continue to Face Persecution

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Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its highest ever and getting even worse, according to World Watch Monitor, the news outlet of Open Doors, a Christian charity that ranked Eritrea 10th on its World Watch List.

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Eritrea Jails 125 Christians In Campaign Against 'Illegal' Worship

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There was uncertainty Tuesday, March 5, about the situation of 125 Eritrean Christians who were "beaten and detained" in western Eritrea as part of a new government campaign against Christians worshiping outside the state-backed churches, rights investigators said.

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Eritrea, Africa's 'North Korea'

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Because of its repressive policies, Eritrea has been dubbed the "North Korea of Africa": currently more than 2,000 Christians are believed to be imprisoned there for their faith.

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Activists Commemorate Massive Detentions Of Eritrean Christians

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Activists from Britain and Ireland were taking part in a protest outside the Eritrean embassy in London on Thursday, May 17, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of mass detentions of Eritrean Christians, organizers said.

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Pakistan Among World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedoms

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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended that the Secretary of State name Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern in its 2012 Annual Report.

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Christian Deaths Climb in Eritrean Prisons

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Three Christians imprisoned for the testimony of Christ have died during the past months in Eritrea, including a 42-year-old man in solitary confinement Friday, according to a Christian support organization.

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Arrests in Eritrea Continue

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Authorities recently arrested 90 believers in Eritrea as part of a campaign against Christians that began back in December. Although six were eventually released, the whereabouts of the other 84 is unknown.

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Poland Rescues Christian Refugees

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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 17, 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.

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