Christian Solidarity Worldwide, May 25, 2019
In October 2018, Eritrea was elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council, despite having one of the worst human rights records in the world. 12% of the country’s population have fled.
Six prominent Christian leaders have been imprisoned incommunicado for over a decade and represent only a tiny proportion of Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Muslims detained in the country.
The Christian leaders included the president of the 120 Full Gospel churches, a lecturer in Mathematics who is Chair of the Eritrean Evangelical Alliance, and the country’s only psychiatrist.
In July 2018, 48 people filmed listening to an Ethiopian evangelist were arrested although some of them were not believers but simply passers-by.
Etritrea is currently working hard to end the mandate of the UN’s Special Rapporteur who is responsible for recording human rights abuses in the country.