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Raymond Ibrahim writes for the Gatestone Institute that, “In Indonesia, Muslims threw bags of urine on Christians during worship; in Kashmir and Zanzibar, churches were set on fire; and in Mali, Christianity ‘faces being eradicated.’” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.
“I’d only been a Christian for two days when I was arrested”
The 85-year-old head of Eritrea’s Orthodox Church, a severe diabetic, has been under house arrest since 2006. CSW is protesting for his freedom.
Thousands of people, including persecuted Christians, leave Eritrea due to repressions. The Eritrean refugees in Egypt face further violations of rights, including being forced to convert to Islam.
"The testimonies of people who escaped from prisons in Eritrea attest to inmates being incarcerated in inhumane conditions, physically and mentally abused, and deprived of access to adequate food, potable water and medication. We are aware that several have died following mistreatment and/or denial of medical attention, and are particularly concerned at the continuing practice of requiring prisoners to sign statements renouncing their faith as a prerequisite to obtaining their freedom."
This article gives you a taste of the persecution Eritrean Christians have undergone in the last ten years.
On 15 May 2002, all churches except those belonging to the Orthodox, Catholic and Lutheran denominations were effectively banned and the era of mass arrests of Christians began. Members of independent evangelical and charismatic churches are particularly singled out; however, even permitted churches suffer persecution.
Eritrea is one of the top Christian persecuting countries in the world. The communist government of Eritrea has imprisoned over 3000 Christians for practicing their faith.
Ruta is settled in the UK now but she longs for the day that change will come for Christians in her native Eritrea
Eritrea is one of the top Christian persecuting countries. Christians and others who flee the country face harassment at the hands of human traffickers.
Eritrean refugees who fled their country now face deportation. Eritrea is one of the top persecutors of Christians. There are more than 3000 Christians imprisoned for their faith in Eritrea. We urge Egypt now to deport the refugees to Eritrea, where they face mistreatment including killing.
Eritrea arrested the Christians for practicing their faith. They died due to harsh prison conditions and failure to get medical treatment.
We deplore the move to deport the Eritrean refugees to the country where they face abuses, including execution. Eritrea is a country where more than 3000 Christians are serving indefinite detention because of their faith. Egypt must respect its obligations to protect the rights of refugees.
Eritrean officials arrested Eden after she was found praying at a house. She then faced mistreatment at the hands of prison officials. Thousands of Christians have been arrested by Eritrean officials for practicing their faith.
“They would handcuff me and fasten my ankles together too tight so the pain was excruciating. They left us there the whole night – I was in too much pain to sleep. I concentrated on the stars, because if I let myself think of my legs the pain became unbearable.”
"Thousands of Christians have been arrested for practicing their faith in Eritrea -- and some have been tortured, even to the point of being tortured to death...And this has also been confirmed by a report by Wikileaks which indicates that Eritrean Christians are imprisoned under very difficult situations."
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ICC is constantly monitoring the state of Christian persecution in countries around the world and looking for ways that we can act as bridge between our supporters and the persecuted church. Beyond the projects you see above, we are working in many other areas to provide practical assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. View our other projects page to understand more of our work and keep up to date on our current projects.