Gospel singer released in wheelchair
Since 2002, only the Orthodox, Catholic and Lutheran Christian churches and Islam have been allowed to operate in Eritrea. Members of some 35 minority Christian evangelical churches face fierce persecution, even though freedom of religion is guaranteed in the Eritrean Constitution. According to Amnesty International an estimated 2,000 members of minority churches, including about 20 pastors, are currently detained.
Amnesty International – 3 November 2006:
‘ERITREA: Gospel singer Helen Berhane released’
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