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Human Rights in Eritrea

Human Rights Concerns

Eritrea continues to present serious human rights concerns, from incommunicado detention of prisoners of conscience to the persecution of minority faith groups. These are compounded by the stalemate in negotiations of the border with Ethiopia, widespread military conscription, repression of civil society, and the failure of the government to implement the ratified constitution.

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Every year, thousands of men, women and children are detained by state authorities for no reason, never to be seen again. In 2012 alone, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries.
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Kidane Isaac was 18 years old when he was detained as he attempted to flee Eritrea to escape indefinite conscription to national service. For six months, he was held in various detention centres where...