Friday, December 13, 2013

Human Rights Watch submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Eritrea

Eritrea makes no allowance for conscientious objection.Imprisonment for conscientious objectionlastsfar longer than the statutory 18-month service obligation.Three Jehovah’s Witnesses arrested in 1994 because they refused to perform military (but not civilian) duties,remain incarcerated incommunicado 19 years later. At least 11 other Jehovah’s Witnesses have shared their fate during the past decade.

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