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HELEN BERHANE..VICTIM OF ABUSE & TORTURE ...HELP NOW, PLEASE October 31, 2006 8:16 AM

Helen Berhane, 30, is a well known gospel singer in Eritrea, particularly popular with young people. On 13 May 2004, shortly after she released an album of Christian music, Helen was arrested when she refused to sign a document pledging to end all participation in Christian activities, effectively forcing her to abandon her prohibited evangelical faith and music.Since this date Helen has been detained at Mai Serwa military camp, north of the capital Asmara. Helen has spent most of her time in detention in a metal shipping container, suffocating hot during the day and freezing cold at night. Amnesty International have just received reports that Helen Berhane was hospitalized at Halibet Hospital in Asmara following severe mistreatment. She has not been allowed any visits by relatives and Amnesty International is concerned she was tortured. Send an urgent appeal for Helen Berhane expressing deep concern that she has been hospitalised due to severe mistreatment Recipient(s): Mr Mohamed Omar - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs PO Box 190 Asmara Fax: +291 1 123 788 His Excellency Mr Negassi Sengal Ghebrezghi - Ambassador Embassy of the State of Eritrea 96 White Lion Street London N1 9PF Fax: 020 7713 0161 YOU CAN WRITE AN E-MAIL IF YOU JUST GO HERE: (SORRY IT'S A CUT AND PASTE JOB) http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=188 THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR CARING.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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