Paul* from Eritrea was imprisoned for his Christian beliefs and spent ten years behind bars, where he was put under pressure to sign a document renouncing his faith. He tells his story in this short animation.
Eritrea is ranked at number 6 on the 2020 Open Doors World Watch List. In Eritrea, anybody who is believed to have criticised the government is likely to be severely punished – and following an unapproved Christian denomination is considered to be anti-government. This means that hundreds of Christians are arrested and imprisoned, including 141 in May 2019 and 30 the following month. Some prisoners are held in shipping containers in scorching temperatures.
*Name changed for security reasons
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.