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EU Parliament slams Eritrean writer’s imprisonment


Almost 10 years after an Eritrean journalist was imprisoned as part of a crackdown on dissent, the European Parliament unanimously condemned his detention and called for him to be given a fair trial by an independent court.

Dawit Isaak, a dual Eritrean-Swedish citizen, has never faced charges but the presumption of human rights activists is that he was detained because of his criticism of the Eritrean government. He was arrested in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, on Sept. 23, 2001.


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