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Escape from Eritrea

Eritreans flee national service without end.

The Eritrean government is turning its country into a giant prison, according to a new report released by Human Rights Watch.

For this week's Assignment Pascale Harter travels to Sicily, where thousands of Eritrean refugees arrive every year.

They give a rare insight into the secretive set up of a country that's been branded the North Korea of Africa, where police round up children for national service without end and parents are imprisoned if their children escape. A place where family members inform on each other.

23 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Apr 2009 09:06GMT


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