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2 Years Later, Eritrea Releases 14 Christians

ICC Note

We welcome the decision by Eritrea to release the 14 Christians. We urge officials of Eritrea to also release the remaining 3000 Christians who are currently imprisoned for their belief in Christ.

02/18/2010 Eritrea (Christian Today)-Twelve young Christians were released from Adi-Nefase military camp, located in the southern port city of Assab, Eritrea, according to Open Doors USA. All 12 of the released Christians are members of the Kale-Hiwot Church and were high school students at the time of their arrest.

Upon their release, authorities warned the believers not to participate in any Christian activities or risk execution, according to the watchdog.

On Monday, two other Eritrean Christians were released on bail from the notorious Mitire Military camp. The two men are members of the Rhema Church in Adi-Kuala, which lies along the border with Ethiopia. The two men were arrested and held at Mitire for the past year and seven months for witnessing about Christ to fellow military soldiers.

Authorities have sent the men back to the military units they served in before their arrests.

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