April 16th, 2009 in Breaking News

Eritrea like a giant prison claims human rights group

Eritrea ‘like a giant prison’, claims human rights group | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Eritrea is becoming a “giant prison” due to its government’s policies of mass detention, torture and prolonged military conscription, according to a report published today .

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said state repression had made the tiny Red Sea state one of the highest producers of refugees in the world, with those fleeing risking death or collective punishment against their families.

There is no freedom of speech, worship or movement in Eritrea, while many adults are forced into national service at token wages until up to 55 years of age.

Eritrea 'like a giant prison', claims human rights group | World news | guardian.co.uk