UN agencies estimate that hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled the country to Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt in recent years.
Eritrea was once again named in the US Commission on International Religious Freedom’s latest report.
Through prison sentences, governments prevents Christians from spreading the Gospel and discourage others confessing their faith.
Prison conditions are some of the harshest in the world, with inmates kept in shipping containers and believers often tortured.
Some 171 Eritrean Christians have been freed from prison since last August.
Eritrean troops are participating in serious human rights violations and violence that may amount to genocide.
On the 15th of December, seven hundred and fifty church members reportedly died trying to defend the Maryam Tsiyon Church.
Current data cover the period from the 1st of October 2019 to the 30th of September 2020
Ethiopia is Africa’s second-most populated country and home to over eighty distinct ethnic groups.