Over 200 members of evangelical churches have been detained in a mass and coordinated crackdown by the Eritrean authorities in the capital, Asmara. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely because of their religious beliefs. They are at risk of torture.
They have not been charged with any offence and have not been brought before a court within 48 hours, as required by law. All are believed to be held in the 5 th Police Station, in Asmara.
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