Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Eritrea- Around 100 Christians Imprisoned

Since late November, about 100 Christians, men, women and children, have been
arrested by Eritrean authorities, VOM Canada reported. The wave of house arrests
began in northern Eritrean cities and moved to southern regions before reaching
the capital, Asmara, on Dec. 12. Some of the detained Christians were reportedly
transferred to a military facility and were severely mistreated. Local sources
indicate that an unspecified number may have died due to untreated injuries
sustained in detention.

The government of Eritrea persecutes Christians because of the Christians' religious beliefs. How is some of the persecuting done? Often Christians are placed in metal containers that reach extremely hot temperatures during the day and then are cold at night.

Pray that God will open the eyes of those doing the persecuting. Please also pray for the Christians that are enduring hardship for the Lord.

For the complete story, click here.

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