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Singing for freedom in Eritrea

Helen Berhane was imprisoned and tortured for thirty-two months in Eritrea. Her crime? Singing gospel music from the Rema Church, a minority Evangelical Christian church that is not formally recognised in the country.

Eritrea is ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for Christian persecution. Eventually Helen was freed and was granted asylum in Denmark, where she now lives.

How did she keep singing through adversity?

Interview: Geoff Bird
Producer: Sophia Smith Galer
(Photo credit: BBC)

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2 minutes