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Eritrea: Prisoners of conscience/ unlawful detention/fear of torture or ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 64/011/2003

A pastor known only as Iyob, from the Kale Hiwot (Word of Life) evangelical Christian church, and seven unnamed members of his congregation, are reportedly being held incommunicado at a police station in the southern town of Mendefera. They may be tortured or ill-treated in an attempt to force them to abandon their faith.

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