A AnteniosICFC has learned that since the Eritrean Government revoked the exemption of all Orthodox clergy (priests, deacons and monks) from military service and ordered their conscription in July 2005, over 1400 known Orthodox priests and deacons have been forced into the military.

A AnteniosICFC has learned that since the Eritrean Government revoked the exemption of all Orthodox clergy (priests, deacons and monks) from military service and ordered their conscription in July 2005, over 1400 known Orthodox priests and deacons have been forced into the military.

January 7, 2010 (Ezega.com) – As per data compiled by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and reported on wikipedia.org, Eritrea ranks number 9 among world’s top ten military spenders on per GDP basis. GDP is the Gross Domestic Product and measures the overall goods and services produced inside a country in a given year.

January 7, 2010 (Ezega.com) – As per data compiled by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and reported on wikipedia.org, Eritrea ranks number 9 among world’s top ten military spenders on per GDP basis. GDP is the Gross Domestic Product and measures the overall goods and services produced inside a country in a given year.

Sweden’s ambassador to Eritrea tells the Government that it is ok to extradite a Save man who has escaped military service in Eritrea, despite reports that deserters are tortured and killed in Eritrea, Swedish Radio reports.

Sweden’s ambassador to Eritrea tells the Government that it is ok to extradite a Save man who has escaped military service in Eritrea, despite reports that deserters are tortured and killed in Eritrea, Swedish Radio reports.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 66 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, three were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 66 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, three were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.