Over 600 Christians Imprisoned in ‘Africa’s North Korea’ Without Any Formal Charges

Published: July 16, 2020  Updated: July 16, 2020 at 7:16 am EST

The small African nation of Eritrea doesn’t get the attention other heavy persecutors of Christians receive, but it’s been described as one of the worst in the world currently, with hundreds of Christians in prison indefinitely simply for their faith in Jesus Christ.

According to Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs, there are at least 600 Christians imprisoned in Eritrea. Even more shocking, not a single one of them has been formally charged with a crime nor given a trial or even a lawyer. They’ve “simply disappeared into the prison system.”

Nettleton joined Faithwire recently, and despite the high number of Christians in prison, shared a glimpse of good news. “We received news recently that two Christian prisoners have been released from prison, allowed to leave, allowed to go home,” he said. However, one of those newly released prisoners reportedly had to immediately go into hiding in order to avoid re-arrest.

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