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Eritreans call for release of ex-minister’s daughter

By Will Ross |BBC News|

Human rights activists are calling on the Eritrean authorities to release a woman who has been held incommunicado for more than six years.

Ciham Abdu
Ciham Abdu

Ciham Abdu was arrested at the age of 15 shortly after her father – a former government minister – fled the country and sought asylum in Australia following a rift with President Isaias Afwerki.

To mark her 22nd birthday, activists in the diaspora are staging a series of protests.

The Eritrean government has not commented on Ciham Abdu’s detention and her family has no idea if she is still alive.