Two more Christians have died for their faith while imprisoned in Eritrea.
Last month, two Christians died while being held in government-run prisons. Reports say one of the believers died as a result of ongoing physical torture and complications from an illness.
Jerry Dykstra with Open Doors USA says there are approximately 3,000 Christians being held in Eritrea simply because of their faith in Christ.
“It just seems unfathomable that this little country of about five million people located between Sudan and Ethiopia on the Red Sea, really targets Christians,” he contends. “And they’ve been on our World Watch List with Open Doors, and they’re also on the ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ list issued by the U.S. government.”
In 2002, Eritrea’s government began a systematic crackdown on Christian activities, churches, and ministries.
—From Open Doors USA