Sources for Radio Erena in Asmara have confirmed the arrest of two journalists in the past few days.

The two journalists have been working for the Ministry of Information Tigrinya and Arabic newspapers.

One is Abdulghadir Ahmed the cultural editor of Hadas Eritrea and the other is Mohamednur Ahmed the chief editor of Arabic paper Eritrea al Haditha.

Mr. Abdulghadir is the nephew of the famous Ustaz Beshir who served as a managing director of Diya’a Islamic School in Akhria, Abdulghadir himself taught in the school before joining the Ministry of Information and he is currently a member of the parents’ council of the school.

Mr. Mohamednur Ahmed has been a former fighter and longtime member of staff of the Arabic Eritrea AL Haditha paper where became editor in chief.


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