Christian Mother Who Died in Detention in Eritrea Showed Signs of Torture, Mourners Note

Maltreatment may have contributed to her death, relative says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A relative at the burial of a Christian mother of three who died in detention in Eritrea told Morning Star News her body showed signs of torture that could have contributed to her death. Eritrean authorities arrested Fikadu Debesay and her husband in the southern town of Adi Quala as […]

Eritrea Again Persecutes Christians of Officially Recognized Faith

Evangelical Lutheran Church candidates for pastoral ministry arrested.

(Morning Star News) – Eritrea is again persecuting even officially recognized religious bodies with the arrest last week of five Christians set to be ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, according to Open Doors. The Christian support organization announced today that security officials in the capital, Asmara, arrested Petros Yosief, Bemnet Tesfay, Aklilu Tesfay, Ermias […]

Christian Students in Eritrea Punished for their Faith

Military beats them, threatens to keep them from attending university.

LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Eritrean authorities are punishing 39 high school students for their Christian faith, excluding them from a graduation ceremony and subjecting them to beatings and hard labor, according to Christian support organization Open Doors. After completing a four-month military training required in Eritrea, the students, including 11 girls, have been arrested […]