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Escaping Eritrea’s ‘open prison’

Forced military service and rights abuses lead many Eritreans to take the treacherous boat journey to Europe.

Source: www.aljazeera.com

“As Eritreans we are dead regardless. We are doomed if we stay, and we risk death if we leave. Without freedom you are dead,” said Amin, 39, a refugee among thousands of Eritreans who embarked on the dangerous voyage across the sea. 

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