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Eritrea's Human Rights Abuse: Newsweek

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http://www.newsweek.com/not-just-russia-jehovahs-witnesses-eritrea-are-being-imprisoned-and-abused-954690

 

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NOT JUST RUSSIA: JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN ERITREA ARE BEING IMPRISONED AND ABUSED, REPORTS REVEAL

 

U.S. State Department Report regarding Eritrea:  https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?year=2017&dlid=280738#wrapper

Jehovah's Witnesses are mentioned in the executive summary as well as in Section I.

 

Prayers continue! :bible2:

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I had no idea life in Eretria was so harsh for our brothers, and this had been ongoing for decades. When I read such reports I know that Jehovah can do anything, that he can make us strong enough to face anything.

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses continued to report members were unable to obtain official identification documents, which meant they were generally unable to study in government institutions, find employment, or obtain an exit visa to leave the country. Authorities collectively stripped Jehovah’s Witnesses of citizenship in 1994 after their refusal to participate in the independence referendum. The government continued to withhold documents and entitlements such as passports, national identification cards (required for employment), and ration cards. The government also required all customers to present a national identification card in order to use computers at private internet cafes, where most individuals access the internet. This identification requirement rendered Jehovah’s Witness members generally unable to use the internet.

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