List of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrean prisons: 20 years in prison without being charged or sentenced

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List of Jehovah’s Witnesses currently in prison in Eritrea

(None have been charged or sentenced. Data retrieved from JW.org on September 2014. Download list in PDF here: List of JW in Eritrea.)

  Name Gender Age Imprisoned since Years in Prison Age arrested Location (current) Reason
1 Paulos Eyassu

M

41

24-Sep-94

20

21

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
2 Isaac Mogos

M

38

24-Sep-94

20

18

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
3 Negede Teklemariam

M

38

24-Sep-94

20

18

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
4 Aron Abraha

M

38

9-May-01

13

25

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
5 Mussie Fessehaye

M

40

Jun-03

11

29

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
6 Ambakom Tsegezab

M

36

Feb-04

10

26

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
7 Bemnet Fessehaye

M

41

Feb-05

9

32

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
8 Henok Ghebru

M

28

Feb-05

9

19

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
9 Worede Kiros

M

55

4-May-05

9

46

Sawa Camp

Religious activity
10 Yonathan Yonas

M

26

12-Nov-05

9

17

Sawa Camp

Religious activity
11 Kibreab Fessehaye

M

34

27-Dec-05

9

25

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
12 Bereket Abraha Oqbagabir

M

44

1-Jan-06

8

36

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
13 Yosief Fessehaye

M

23

2007

7

16

Sawa Camp

Conscientious objection
14 Mogos Gebremeskel

M

66

3-Jul-08

6

60

Adi-Abieto Prison

Unknown
15 Bereket Abraha

M

65

8-Jul-08

6

59

Meitir Camp

Unknown
16 Ermias Ashgedom

M

22

11-Jul-08

6

16

Meitir Camp

Unknown
17 Habtemichael Mekonen

M

71

17-Jul-08

6

65

Meitir Camp

Unknown
18 Tareke Tesfamariam

M

61

4-Aug-08

6

55

Meitir Camp

Unknown
19 Tesfai Teklemariam

M

59

5-Aug-08

6

53

Meitir Camp

Unknown
20 Goitom Aradom

M

68

8-Aug-08

6

62

Meitir Camp

Unknown
21 Habtemichael Tesfamariam

M

64

8-Aug-08

6

58

Meitir Camp

Unknown
22 Tewoldemedhin Habtezion

M

53

9-Aug-08

6

47

Meitir Camp

Unknown
23 Yoek Tsegezab

M

36

26-Aug-08

6

30

Meitir Camp

Conscientious objection
24 Nehemiah Hagos

M

26

26-Aug-08

6

20

Meitir Camp

Conscientious objection
25 Teferi Beyene

M

71

23-Sep-08

6

65

Meitir Camp

Unknown
26 Beyene Abraham

M

60

23-Oct-08

6

54

Meitir Camp

Unknown
27 Asfaha Haile

M

78

2-Dec-08

6

72

Meitir Camp

Unknown
28 Semere Negussega

M

75

22-Dec-08

6

69

Meitir Camp

Unknown
29 Muse Paulos

M

67

23-Dec-08

6

61

Meitir Camp

Unknown
30 Tsehaye Leghesse

M

73

23-Dec-08

6

67

Meitir Camp

Unknown
31 Tsegezeab Tesfazghi

M

63

23-Dec-08

6

57

Meitir Camp

Unknown
32 Tsehaye Tesfamariam

M

71

5-Jan-09

5

66

Meitir Camp

Unknown
33 Yoab Tecle

M

61

23-Apr-09

5

56

Meitir Camp

Rearrested
34 Samuel Ghirmay

M

30

Mar-09

5

25

Meitir Camp

Conscientious objection
35 Teklu Gebrehiwot

M

37

28-Jun-09

5

32

Meitir Camp

Religious meeting
36 Isaias Afeworki

M

27

28-Jun-09

5

22

Meitir Camp

Religious meeting
37 Milen

F

22

28-Jun-09

5

17

Meitir Camp

Religious meeting
38 Faiza Seid

F

27

28-Jun-09

5

22

Meitir Camp

Religious meeting
39 Yodit Mekonnen

F

30

28-Jun-09

5

25

Keren Police Station, Keren

Religious meeting
40 Tesfazion Gebremichael

M

70

20-Jul-11

3

67

5th Police Station, Asmara

Unknown
41 Hagos Woldemichael

M

60

21-Apr-12

2

58

Meitir Camp

Religious activity
42 Araia Ghebremariam

M

58

21-Apr-12

2

56

Meitir Camp

Religious activity
43 Tsegabirhan Berhe

M

49

21-Apr-12

2

47

Meitir Camp

Religious activity
44 Daniel Meharizghi

M

35

21-Apr-12

2

33

Meitir Camp

Religious activity
45 Amharai Osman

M

 

21-Apr-12

2

 

Meitir Camp

Religious activity
46 Yoseph Tesfamariam

M

48

21-Apr-12

2

46

Meitir Camp

Religious activity
47 Wogahta Dawit

F

 

4-Jul-13

1

 

6th Police Station, Asmara

Religious activity
48 Finan Kidane

F

 

4-Jul-13

1

 

6th Police Station, Asmara

Religious activity
49 Gebru Berhane

M

 

14-Apr-14

   

3rd Police Station, Asmara

Religious meeting
50 Tekle Gebrehiwot

M

 

14-Apr-14

   

3rd Police Station, Asmara

Religious meeting
51 Tesfai Kiflai

M

 

14-Apr-14

   

5th Police Station, Asmara

Religious meeting
52 Tirhas Mebrahtu

F

 

14-Apr-14

   

5th Police Station, Asmara

Religious meeting
53 Sinit Kibron

F

13

14-Apr-14

 

13

5th Police Station, Asmara

Religious meeting
54 Thomas Tesfagabir

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
55 Gebremedhin Gashazghi

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
56 Tesfai Negash

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
57 Mordochai Estifanos

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
58 Mehari Tewolde

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
59 Negash

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
60 Michael Gashazghi

M

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
61 Liya Hidru

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
62 Nigisti Asfaha

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
63 Alganesh Amare

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
64 Wintana Shiwaseged

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
65 Rahwa Taddesse

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
66 Mikaal Taddesse

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
67 Emnet Woldai

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
68 Salem Ghebrehiwot

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
69 Nebiat Afeworki

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
70 Senait Berhane

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
71 Mihret Yemane

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
72 Eden Ghebreyonas

F

 

27-Apr-14

      Religious meeting
73 Eliab

M

2

27-Apr-14

 

2

  Religious meeting


2 thoughts on “List of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrean prisons: 20 years in prison without being charged or sentenced

  1. My name is John.I live in United States and I am very ,very sad about our brothers and sisters who have been mistreated in hands of Eritrean Government. I am happy that they are standing firm in their faith to make Jehovah’s heart rejoice .Our sisters and the young ones are in the jail as well. As Jehovah’s witnesses ,there is nothing we can do than to pray on their behalf to Jehovah. We hope to see them in the new paradise.

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  2. Dear Brother,
    I thank you for your interest in helping Jehovah’s Witnesses.Please,reply to me to recieve some imformation, with Guidance that can help you.I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lome Togo but was born a Nigerian.I live with my family who are all serving Jehovah in the Kingdom Hall.
    Bro Israel Umar Ogbaragu

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