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Eritrea’s human rights situation showed no sign of improvement. The authorities continued to subject political dissidents, members of religious congregations, journalists and Indigenous People to arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance. The right to practice religious beliefs was severely restricted, and a religious leader died in prison after being detained for 10 years. The Afar Indigenous People faced discrimination and other persecution. The use of indefinite mandatory military service intensified; women conscripts faced sexual violence in training camps.

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Retains the death penalty in law, but hasn’t executed for at least 10 years

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