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Eritrean government steps up campaign against believers

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Eritrean officials are stepping up arrests and pressure on Christians in the country. Please pray for over 2000 Eritrean Christians who are currently imprisoned in metal shipping containers, military barracks and prison cells.

08/09/2008 Eritrea (MNN)-In yet another show of force, Eritrea is launching another assault against the church.

Voice of the Martyrs Canada’s Bernie Daniel says a sharp rise in harassment began right around Eritrea ‘s Independence Day at the end of May. Since then, “25 Christians were put in prison in the town of Adi-Kuala . And then we heard these unconfirmed reports that some of the key leaders of the evangelical church movement in Eritrea may be accused of treason. That is a serious concern, of course. ”

Eritrean police also arrested 34 evangelical Christians in Keren, according to a recent Compass Direct report. The Christians, members of the Light of Life Church, were meeting in a private home for prayer and fellowship. The women prisoners have since been transferred to the Adi-Abeyto Military Confinement facility outside of Asmara .

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