Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Three Christians die from inhumane confinement in Eritrea

Three Christians have died after they were
denied medical care in Eritrean military camps.
Three Christians are dead from inhumane confinement in Eritrean military camps, according to Open Doors USA.

Terhase Gebremichel Andu, 28, and Ferewine Genzabu Kifly, 21, were arrested during a prayer meeting in 2009. They faced military brutality and were denied medical care. The women died of starvation and ill health.

Another Christian, Angesom Teklom Habtemichel, 26, also died from poor treatment within weeks of Terhase and Ferewine. He was diagnosed with severe malaria but was denied medical treatment. He died only days after contracting the disease.

Within the last 10 years the Eritrean government has jailed, tortured and killed many Eritreans for political and religious reasons. It is estimated that there are between 2,000 and 3,000 Christians currently in Eritrean prisons. Despite this, the government still maintains that no groups or persons are persecuted for their beliefs or religion.

You can read the full report on Mission Network News’ website here. For more information on persecution in Eritrea, please read VOM’s country report.

Pray for Eritrea:
  • Pray for peace for the families of Terhase, Ferewine, and Angesom. Pray that the Lord will grant them the strength to forgive.
  • Ask God to encourage and strengthen Christians currently imprisoned in Eritrea for their faith.
  • Pray that stories such as these will inspire many Christians to pray for Eritrea and its Christians.

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