A colony for 50 years, federated , Unified to Ethiopia , in 1991's seceded after three decades of rebellion. Since 1998 Eritrea is at War, harboring proxy warriors especially the notorious Al- Shabab. Torture ,imprisonment , thousands fleeing, no religious freedom , the only university is closed, everybody is in the army, No Parliament, No election, No functioning institution, No free press & all living journalists are in prison. Eritrea is called the North Korea of Africa.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Release Abune Antonios, Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, under house arrest since 2007 | Petition2Congress
882 Letters Sent So Far
We, the undersigned, urge Congress to express outrage and call for the immediate release of His Holiness Abune Antonios, Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, who has been under house arrest since 2007. There have been egregious violations of freedom of worship in Eritrea and His Holiness has been illegally and forcibly removed from his position for his opposition to government interference in religious affairs. His Holiness, who is in his late eighties, suffers from severe diabetes and is reported to be in deteriorating health condition.
We would appreciate your help in securing immediate freedom for his Holiness so that he would regain his rightful place among his compatriots from other faiths who have been loud in raising their voices.
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