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Fitsum-Berhan Gebrenegus

Held 7,046 days  Arrested November 2004 in Eritrea

Prisoner Details

Dr. Fitsum-Berhan Gebrenegus, an Eritrean pastor and psychiatrist, was arrested on 18 November 2004 due to his involvement in the Mekanehiwet Medhane Alem Church, a renewal movement in the Eritrean Orthodox Church. Before his arrest, he served as the most senior doctor at St Mary Psychiatric Hospital in Asmara and was the only psychiatrist in Eritrea. Dr. Fitsum helped organize the Medhane Alem movement. He is believed to be held with other Christian leaders at the Wenjel Mermera Central Criminal Investigation interrogation center, a notorious maximum-security prison in Asmara. He remains incarcerated and cannot communicate with the outside world. Dr. Fitsum is married and has one child. His wife went home to be with the Lord while he remained imprisoned.

Petition Officials

  • Isaias Afewerki


    Mailing Address

    President Issayas Afewerki

    Office of the President

    PO Box 257

    Asmara, ERITREA

  • Gebrehiwet Solomon Berhane

    Charge d'Affaires

    Email Address

    Mailing Address

    Embassy of the State of Eritrea

    1708 New Hampshire Ave., NW

    Washington, DC 20009

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: (202)319-1991

    Fax: (202)319-1304

  • Sophia Tesfamariam Yohann

    Her Excellency

    Mailing Address

    Could Not Confirm

    Other Contact Information

    Telephone: (212) 687-3390