More crackdowns on Christians in Eritrea.

By July 20, 2005

Eritrea (MNN) — Authorities in Eritrea have not relented in their crackdown on evangelical Christians, and tensions are high for Christians there, says Strategic World Impact.

Three months ago a professor was released from prison with severe warnings not to continue his Christian activities. He was re-arrested last week.

In addition, two Christian friends were arrested for their faith and Christian activities. One was released, but the other is being held in a shipping container, the common “prison” used to hold Christians.

And 18 university students were recently arrested after having a Bible study in their dormitory.

Strategic World Impact works in areas where Christians are persecuted and the Gospel restricted. They have a contingency fund called “SWI Servants In Chains” which provides support, counseling and legal defense to those who face imprisonment and persecution for their work for Christ.

Pray for the more than 900 Eritrean Christians being held for their faith, many of them held without charges.

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