Of the more than 250 African migrants who drowned less than one mile from European soil last week, many were Christians fleeing religious persecution.
Mussie Zerai, chairman of the migrant-focused Habeshia Agency based in Rome, told WWM:
"I look at the list of the survivors and 90 per cent is Christian. They are coming from Eritrea and Ethiopia. The situation is very bad because politically in Eritrea there is a dictator and they live without any type of freedom or democracy. Many Christians are persecuted because of their faith. It's not easy for them to live in Eritrea at this moment."
An Italian newspaper, La Stampa, reports the ...1