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Thousands of Eritreans Face Torture and Death as They Flee Despotic Rule

By Samuel Oakford

Since 2004, more than 200,000 Eritreans have left their isolated country of 6.3 million, located in northeast Africa along the Red Sea. The United Nations reports that almost 4,000 Eritreans are fleeing the country every month, double the flow of recent years. So far this year, almost 32,000 Eritreans — nearly a third of all arrivals — have landed in Italy by boat. Last year, only 9,800 completed the same journey. Read more.

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