Treatment of Christian Prisoners In Eritrea Is 'Barbaric,' by Cath Martin, Christian Today
"Eritrea recently marked 21 years of independence but for Christians in the country belonging to unregistered churches there is little to celebrate.
"Members of underground churches report that there are more than 1,000 Christians in prison for their faith.
"They have been behind bars for anything from a few months to over a decade.
"Some are released with a "stern warning" not to engage in religious activities of the "unregistered" churches, according to Release Eritrea.
"One underground church leader said that fellow leaders taken to prison 10 years ago have still not been released and are suffering health problems in prison.
"The church leader praised their faith but added that the suffering extended beyond the leaders in prison to their families..."