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Eritrea: Fear of torture

, Index number: AFR 64/006/2004

Church leaders Haile Naizgi and Dr Kiflu Gebremeskel were arrested at their homes in the capital, Asmara, on 23 May. They are reportedly held incommunicado in the 1st and 6th police stations respectively, in Asmara. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience, arrested solely because of their religious beliefs. Tesfatsion Hagos, pastor of the Rema evangelical church in Asmara, was arrested on 27 May while on a visit to Massawa port. His whereabouts are not yet known, but he too is believed to have been arrested solely on account of his religious beliefs.

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