Eritrean Christians Arrested For Praying

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Thirty-five Christians have been arrested in Eritrea after participating in prayer meetings.

The army raided a prayer meeting held by 23 women in the capital Asmara last month.

Another 12 were arrested in Assab, near the border with Djibouti.

According to persecution watchdog Release International, the Christians were taken to nearby prisons.

Premier Christian News reports it’s likely that neighbours head the prayer meetings going on and reported it to the military

The mass arrests come after 171 Christians in Eritrea, who were arrested for their faith, have been released over the past six months.

Eritrea outlawed most religions in 2002, when the government banned every faith other than Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran and Sunni Islam.

 

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