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43,000 people call for religious freedom in Eritrea

ICC Note

“We’re calling on Eritrea to honour the right to freedom of religion, guaranteed under its own constitution.”

By Jenna Lyle

01/17/2010 Eritrea (Christian Today)-A petition calling for religious freedom for Eritrea ’s Christians has received more than 43,000 signatures.

The petition was handed in to the Eritrean Embassy and 10 Downing Street by the former bishop of Rochester Michael Nazir-Ali, patron of persecution ministry Release International.

Mr Nazir-Ali said: “We want to assure the government of Eritrea that Christians are loyal citizens and present no danger to the integrity of the Eritrean nation.

“We are appealing to the government of Eritrea to allow all Christians freedom of assembly, worship and expression.”

“Our message to Eritrea is stop the brutality. We’re calling on Eritrea to honour the right to freedom of religion, guaranteed under its own constitution.”

Eritrean Christians who were tortured and jailed for their faith have told their harrowing stories in the latest edition of Release magazine.

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