Eritrea: Prisoner of conscience/Torture or ill-treatment/Detention without charge

Eritrea: Prisoner of conscience/Torture or ill-treatment/Detention without charge

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Index Number: AFR 64/003/2005
Date Published: 24 March 2005
Categories: Africa, Eritrea

Kidane Weldu, a pastor of the Mulu Wengel ("Full Gospel") evangelical church, was arrested in a central street in the capital, Asmara, on 13 March. He is married with four children. He is held incommunicado in the 2nd police station in Asmara and is at risk of torture. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of religion.


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