ERITREAN GOVERNMENT RELEASE ON BAIL MORE THAN 20 PRISONERS WHO HAD BEEN IN DETENTION FOR YEARS

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The Eritrean government has released on bail more than 20 prisoners who had been in detention for years because of their faith.
The prisoners from Christian evangelical and Pentecostal denominations are among those being held in a prison outside the capital, Asmara.
In Eritrea only four religious groups are officially recognized -Christian Orthodox, Catholic Church, Lutheran Church and Sunni Islam.
Since 2002 all other religious groups have lacked the legal basis to practice their faiths publicly, including holding prayer meetings or weddings.

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