Eritrea: the North Korea of Africa Eritrea cracked down on Christians ahead of the country’s Independence Day on 24 May with arrests of more than 140 Christians who were meeting in private in the capital Asmara. Release International British military cemetery, Keren, Eritrea | photo: iStock Fourteen children were among the 141 detained, after the authorities raided a Christian gathering in Mai Temenai. The streets were filled with police and secret police trying to prevent protests. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.