Multiple Journalists | Status: Detained | Eritrea

Yousif Mohammed Ali, Matheos Habteab, Dawit Habtemichael, Medhanie Haile, Temesegen Ghebereyesus, Amanuel Asrat, Sahle Tseazagab (Wedi-Itay), Dawit Isaak, Fesshaye "Joshua" Yohannes , & Said Abdelkadir All of these journalists… More

Idris Said Abu’Are

Freelance journalist and author of short fiction Idris Said was arrested in October 2001, after questioning the arrests en masse of his colleagues folllowing the September 11 attacks. Since… More

Writers at Risk Database

Berhane Abrehe

A former top government official, Abrehe was arrested in September 2018, barely a week after he published a book criticizing Eritrea's autocracy. Abrehe's continued detention calls into question Eritrea's… More

Fessehaye Yohannes Johannes

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Fesshaye (Joshua) Yohannes died on January 11, 2007, from severe ill treatment and the denial of medical treatment while in prison. As… More

Idris Mohammed Ali

Popular Tigrinya-language singer/songwriter Idris Mohamed Ali was arrested and detained without charge in November 2005. He has been held incommunicado since; rumors of his death have circulated online but… More

Amanuel Asrat

Asrat has been detained incommunicado since 2001 in a sweeping crackdown on print media folllowing the September 11 attacks. During his peripatetic career, he has published poetry, songs, and… More

Temesgen Ghebreyesus

Ghebreyesus is a newspaper editor, comic, and actor. He has been detained incommunicado since 2001 in a sweeping crackdown on print media folllowing the September 11 attacks More

Medhanie Haile

Haile is co-founder of the newspaper Keste Debena. He has been detained incommunicado since 2001 in a sweeping crackdown on print media following the September 11 attacks. Haile has… More

Writers at Risk Database

Dawit Isaak

Co-owner of the newspaper Setit, Isaak has been detained incommunicado since 2001 in a sweeping crackdown on print media following the September 11 attacks. Isaak has been reportedly tortured… More

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