Protestantism in Eritrea

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Protestants in Eritrea number about 91,232, which represents 2% of the population. The Evangelical Lutheran church is recognized.[1] Torture is used against Christians in Eritrea, more than 2000 Christians are subject to arrest (2006).[2] The U. S. state department names it a Country of Particular Concern due to its violation of religious liberty.[3] It has been reported that entire families are thrown into jail.[4] According to the Barnabas Fund, in April 2010 a 28-year-old student died after she was held in a metal shipping container for 2 years, after being arrested for attending a Bible study.


Source of the list: World Christian Encyclopedia, 2001 edition, Volume 1, page 263