Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eritrea's ex-minister and army chief died in prison said former prison guard

Rights groups say Eritrea has turned into a "giant prison" where detentions, torture and prolonged military conscription have become rife since a 2001 crackdown on perceived political opponents, including senior officials.
Earlier this month, a former Eritrean prison guard who fled to Ethiopia claimed his country's ex-foreign minister and an army chief had died in prison while thousands of others had fallen severely ill in "secret detention centers". Read more…

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