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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

CURRENTLY IN PRISON

ERITREA
JANUARY 2017

53 44 9
REASONS FOR ARREST

RELIGIOUS
RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
MEETINGS
CONSCIENTIOUS
IMPRISONED SINCE 1994 UNKNOWN
OBJECTION

three prisoners have been held FUNERAL SERVICE
without charges or a hearing

NAME AGE GENDER LOCATION TERM; RELEASE REASON
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Eyassu, Paulos 43 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 1994-09-24 Conscientious objection
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Mogos, Isaac 41 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 1994-09-24 Conscientious objection
Teklemariam, Negede 40 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 1994-09-24+ Conscientious objection
Abraha, Aron 42 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2001-05-09+ Conscientious objection
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Fessehaye, Mussie 44 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2003-06 Conscientious objection
Tsegezab, Ambakom 41 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2004-02+ Conscientious objection
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Fessehaye, Bemnet 44 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2005-02 Conscientious objection
Ghebru, Henok 32 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2005-02+ Conscientious objection
Kiros, Worede 59 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2005-05-04+ Religious activity
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Yonas, Yonathan 30 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2005-11-12 Religious activity
Fessehaye, Kibreab 38 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2005-12-27+ Conscientious objection
Oqbagabir, Bereket Abraha 46 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2006-01-01+ Conscientious objection
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Fessehaye, Yosief 27 Male Sawa Camp Arrested 2007 Conscientious objection
Gebremeskel, Mogos 68 Male Adi-Abieto Arrested 2008-07-03+ Unknown
Abraha, Bereket 67 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-07-08+ Unknown
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Ashgedom, Ermias 25 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-07-11 Unknown
Mekonen, Habtemichael 74 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-07-17+ Unknown
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Tesfamariam, Tareke 64 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-08-04 Unknown
Tesfamariam, Habtemichael 67 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-08-08+ Unknown
Habtezion, Tewoldemedhin 57 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-08-09+ Unknown
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Beyene, Teferi 73 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-09-23 Unknown
Abraham, Beyene 63 Male Karen Police Station Arrested 2008-10-23+ Unknown
Haile, Asfaha 80 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-12-02+ Unknown
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Leghesse, Tsehaye 75 Male Karen Police Station Arrested 2008-12-23 Unknown

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Witnesses imprisoned in Eritrea on jw.org: the Office of General Counsel
of Jehovah’s Witnesses at
Imprisoned for Their Faith—Eritrea
generalcounsel@jw.org

Thomas 33 Male 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27 Religious meeting Estifanos. Tekle 59 Male 2nd Police Station Arrested 2014-04-14+ Religious meeting + Tesfagabir. Yoab 63 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2009-04-23+ Unknown Tsegezab. Gebru 65 Male 2nd Police Station Arrested 2014-04-14+ Religious meeting Gebrehiwot. Tesfazion 72 Male 5th Police Station Arrested 2011-07-20+ Unknown Woldemichael. Senait Female 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27+ Religious meeting Habteyesus.org: the Office of General Counsel of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Imprisoned for Their Faith—Eritrea generalcounsel@jw. Samuel 33 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2009-03+ Conscientious objection Gebrehiwot. Yoseph 51 Male Around Keren Arrested 2012-05 Conscientious objection Berhane. Teklu 40 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2009-06-28+ Religious meeting + Afeworki. Liya Female 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27+ Religious meeting + Shiwaseged. Emnet 36 Female 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27+ Religious meeting + Ghebrehiwot. Mehari Male 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27 Religious meeting Gashazghi. Araia 60 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2012-04-21 Preaching at a funeral Berhe. Isaias 30 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2009-06-28 Religious meeting Milen. Nehemiah 30 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-08-26 Conscientious objection Ghirmay. Faiza 30 Female Meitir Camp Arrested 2009-06-28 Religious meeting Gebremichael. NAME AGE GENDER LOCATION TERM. Isaac 27 Female Meitir Camp Arrested 2009-06-28+ Religious meeting + Seid. Tsegezeab 68 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-12-23 Unknown Tecle. Tsegabirhan 52 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2012-04-21+ Preaching at a funeral Meharizghi. Yoel 40 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2008-08-26+ Conscientious objection + Hagos. Hagos 62 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2012-04-21+ Preaching at a funeral + Ghebremariam. Daniel 38 Male Meitir Camp Arrested 2012-04-21+ Preaching at a funeral + Tesfamariam. Mordochai 21 Male 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27+ Religious meeting + Tewolde. contact Witnesses imprisoned in Eritrea on jw. Wintana 26 Female 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27 Religious meeting Taddesse. Mikaal 24 Female 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27+ Religious meeting Woldai. Salem 20 Female 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27 Religious meeting Berhane. Bereket 23 Male 2nd Police Station Arrested 2014-05-26+ Conscientious objection + Habtemariam. Meraf Seyum 53 Female 1st Police Station Arrested 2015-10-25 Religious activity + Not charged or sentenced Scan the QR code to read more about Jehovah’s For more information.org . RELEASE REASON + Tesfazghi. Michael 23 Male 5th Police Station Arrested 2014-04-27+ Religious meeting Hidru.