Eritreans lost in President Isaias’s gulag: Images of the imprisoned and disappeared

Today (18 September) we commemorate the anniversary of the arrest of the Eritreans who fought President Isaias for their country’s freedom. They stood for the universal human rights Eritrea signed to when they signed the UN charter – but which are cruelly denied. They were the members of the “G15” who were inside Eritrea and the independent journalists who were rounded up as their newspapers were closed down.

They are not the only Eritreans to rot in President Isaias’s jails: some were imprisoned before; some were imprisoned afterwards. All deserve to be remembered and hopefully released from the jails in which they now suffer. The brave men and women we highlight here are just the tip of the iceberg of Eritrea’s imprisoned. There are many, many more.


  1. So sad!! Fear, silence, not asking questions, unrealistic speculations, etc… became almost like a custom for we Eritreans. It is time to save the people and the social structure broke by the bandits.

  2. Day of terror declared in this day.!!! Eritrea! Beautiful but cursed. Fear is totally dominated inside out.. Family stop trusting each other. Siblings choose opposite direction to cover the reality and fight each other to escape from the truth. What happened to us as generations or people started at this specific day. Sad and dark day . Wake up people. Action is needed to save our precious country.

  3. They intended to apply justice and rights on their Eritrean people, focuser on the constitutional laws. However, we the people and the Eritrean military forces(EDF) do not understand them immidaitely. They have achieved the glorry of history twice in their golden ages. Lets keep it and try to do their best dreams pragmatically now.

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