How I Escaped Africa’s Most Repressive State – VICE

Jun 8, 2021

In his native Eritrea, Dr. Berhane Asmelash was a military doctor who treated soldiers on both sides of the brutal war with Ethiopia that spanned much of the last two decades.

Despite his service, he was arrested and tortured for nearly a year for the crime of leading a Christian congregation in a country without freedom of religion or expression. He witnessed his fellow prisoners taken away for extrajudicial killings.

After seeking asylum in the UK, he is now a Church of England vicar and works to help Christians still being persecuted by the brutal regime, watching on as the situation becomes more and more dire in the wake of the Tigray War.

Published by amongthefray

News with a historical perspective. Fighting against misinformation, hate, and revisionist history.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with
Get started
%d bloggers like this: