The number of Eritrean Christians arrested since the beginning of May has risen to more than 120, according to charities Open Doors and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
World Watch Monitor first reported on the fresh wave of arrests on 26 May, at which stage over 90 people had been arrested. Now a further 22 arrests have been confirmed at the end of May and the beginning of June.
Seventeen Christian men were arrested in the Godaif neighbourhood of the capital, Asmara, on 28 May. A further five Christians were taken from their homes in Dongolo on 6 June.