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jpduchaney3 December 2010 at 6:33pmPosts: 8 (0 today)Status: offline
I realize that this is affecting several religions in Eritrea, this is just one example.
ASMARA, Eritreaâ€”International human rights organizations tally the members of religious minorities imprisoned in Eritrea at over 3,000. Among them are 58 Christian men, women and children who are Jehovah's Witnesses. More than nine months ago, on June 28, 2009, police arrested 23 Witnesses, including women and children as young as two years old, who were meeting peacefully in a private home. The husbands and fathers were already in prison, having been collected up long before. The eldest of the women and some of the children were later released, but two of the childrenâ€”now three and four years oldâ€”are still imprisoned along with their mothers.
At least two entire families are in prison. Most of those who were arrested from July 2008 to January 2009 were initially held at the 2nd and 5th police stations in Asmara and have since been transferred to the Meitir prison camp, about 200 kilometers, some 125 miles, north of the city. They were arrested either at home or at their places of work, but despite the time since their imprisonment, they have not been charged with a crime nor been given a trial, which is similar to the situation of three other Witnesses who have been in prison for more than 15 years without being charged or given a trial.
Jehovah's Witnesses in Eritrea are law-abiding citizens who pay their taxes and support the efforts of the government under which they live. In 2002, the Eritrean government banned all minority religious groups. Members of these groups continue to suffer harassment, arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment at the hands of the state. Jehovah's Witnesses have been subjected to especially harsh treatment. In 1994, they were stripped of basic citizenship rights for refusing to bear arms or perform military service.
- Piedro4 December 2010 at 3:22amPosts: 176 (0 today)Status: offline
Is a sad history that that you tell us of the present Eritrea.
I suggest to contact international Hyman Rights and Religeous authorities for to to globally conden and boicot the present autoritarian government of the Country.
For my part I suggest some personalities to contact:
Pope Benedictus XIV:
And "Peter Gabriel" & "The Elders in this Siye.
- Piedro5 December 2010 at 2:20amPosts: 176 (0 today)Status: offline
Here another source of presin by conscience Action - Is the Web Site of the International Grassroot Campaing Group (has 5.500.000 menbers) and spread the Humanitarian and Natural Environment Campaing to to Acused Authorities and the World:
jpduchaney5 December 2010 at 11:26pmPosts: 8 (0 today)Status: offline