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Human Rights Concerns Persist in Eritrea, Months After Peace Deals

In signing a historic peace deal with Ethiopia and cooperation agreements with Djibouti and Somalia earlier this year, long-isolated Eritrea gained fresh opportunities to re-emerge on the world stage. Eritrea, however, now faces renewed pressure from human rights groups which want the government to release or account for thousands of political prisoners it is believed to be holding, some of whom have been held incommunicado for 17 years. In a report released this month, Human Rights...

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