Another critic of Eritrea’s president jailed

October 4, 2018

The Eritrean government continues to imprison its critics, most recently former Finance Minister Berhane Abrehe, who has been jailed since September after releasing a book and video calling for President Isaias Afwerki to step down. In both the book and video, Berhane said that Eritrea’s “struggle for independence was never to install dictatorship. We need […]

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Eritrea: No refuge for the press

September 4, 2018

Eritrea is the most censored country in the world, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. (North Korea and Saudi Arabia are second and third.) On September 18, 2001, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (in power since 1993) banned seven independent newspapers and imprisoned 11 senior government officials. Five independent journalists arrested in 2001 may have died while in […]

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