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Eritrea: Together we can make a difference

Dear Peter,

It’s now 16 years since the Eritrean government shut down churches of all but three denominations and began a campaign of mass arrests. 
Thousands of Eritreans of all faiths and none are currently imprisoned in horrific conditions without charge, trial or prospect of release, and unknown numbers have died in detention.
We’ve heard many stories from Eritrea over the course of our work, but amongst the most troubling are those involving imprisoned children. In a testimony delivered at the Human Rights Council four years ago, a young girl described how her entire family had been imprisoned in a shipping container, freezing at night and so hot by day that the metal burned their skin. They were infested with lice and her parents would joke about who had the most bugs on their skin, to distract their children from the horror they were enduring. 
Join us in prayer and protest for Eritrea
Every year, CSW joins with Church in Chains, Human Rights Concern Eritrea, the Medhanie Alem Eritrean Orthodox Church and Release Eritrea to protest and pray outside the Eritrean Embassy. We want the regime to know that we haven’t forgotten the thousands of Eritrean prisoners of conscience suffering in prison camps and other detention centres.
Event details
Thursday 17 May, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Where:Opposite the Eritrean Embassy, 96 White Lion St, London N1 9PF
See you on 17 May. 
Events Co-ordinator
P.S The more people who attend the event, the louder our voice will be! Forward this email to other members of your church and bring a whole group!
CSW is a Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, PO BOX 99, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3YF. Registered Charity No. 281836

Posted on 7 May 2018

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