An update about the campaign to show solidarity with persecuted Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea:
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.” (Proverbs 31:8)
By making a public pledge of solidarity with the persecuted, you have opened your mouth for the mute–for the rights of the destitute.
Throughout the month of September (the 20 year anniversary of the imprisonment of first Jehovah’s Witnesses) 239 Eritreans have signed the pledge acknowledging the inhuman treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses by the Eritrean government and expressing their solidarity with the victims.
This pledge will have informed many, and reminded others, about the suffering of people back home and the level of human rights abuses in Eritrea.
Hopefully this pledge will encourage many to take a firm stand against human rights abuses and stir their hearts to do something about it.
Eritrea consistently harasses, indefinitely imprisons, and tortures Jehovah’s Witnesses. Paulos Eyassu, Isaac Mogos, and Negede Teklemariam were 18 and 21 year old when they were arrested in September 24 1994. They are now in their 40’s and still in prison, never charged or sentenced.