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ERITREA: THIRTY-FIVE CHRISTIANS RELEASED FROM PRISON BUT HUNDREDS MORE REMAIN

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On July 17, Eritrea released 35 Christians (11 women and 24 men) from prison, causing speculation as to whether this event could signal a change in the country’s persecution of Christians, According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea board chair Hyun Sook Foley, however, while the release of...

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For the ONE Church – Eritrea

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DESIGNATION: Restricted  BACKGROUND: Eritrea suffered a 30-year civil war after its annexation by Ethiopia in 1962. The conflict was resolved in 1991 when Eritrean rebels defeated Ethiopian government forces. Located on the Red Sea, Eritrea practices a form of old world communism: the...

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Children Left Without Parents as Eritrea Arrests Continue

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The Eritrean government started a fresh crackdown against Christians in May and it is continuing. What makes this persecution different is that whole families are now being arrested, and whereas in the past most were picked up at Bible studies or Christian services now believers are being...

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Pray 35

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Join Korean Christians, for the next 35 days, in praying for Eritrean Christians who are in jail for their faith in Christ. Day 1 - At the start of these 35 days of prayer, pray for the release of the thousands of Christian prisoners of faith in Eritrea, Please pray that God would change the...

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100 Christians Arrested in Eritrea

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The Eritrean government has stepped up its campaign against Christians, arresting almost a hundred followers of Christ in recent weeks. The arrests came as believers in the repressive East African country marked ten years since government officials placed the Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch, Abune...

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Advancing the Kingdom Behind Bars in Eritrea

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Dr. Berhane spent 11 months in prison in Eritrea because of his Christian witness. The following is edited and excerpted from an interview with Dr. Berhane by VOM Radio host Todd Nettleton. I was working in hospital when one day the secret police came and arrested me and sent me to prison and I...

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What Does VOM Korea Do in Eritrea?

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In 1952, Eritrea joined Ethiopia as part of a federation. When Ethiopia annexed Eritrea as a province 10 years later, a struggle for independence began that ended with victory by the Eritrean rebels in 1991. In 1998, a border war with Ethiopia began, ending with intervention from the U.N. in...

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