Posted by: becketfund | September 7, 2007

Eritrea: Fourth Person Tortured and Killed for Religious Beliefs

Compass Direct reports that on September 5th, Migsti Haile became the fourth Eritrean in under a year to be killed for her religious beliefs. Haile, a member of an independent Protestant group, was one of ten women arrested at a church gathering in Keren, Eritrea. After her arrest she was held at the Wi’a Military Training Center, near the port of Massawa on the Red Sea, where she was tortured. She was eventually killed for refusing to sign a letter recanting her faith. Independent Protestant churches have been outlawed in Eritrea since May 2002.

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