security agents arrested Mr. Demoz Afwerki, a senior
official of the Housing and Commerce Bank of Eritrea (HCBE),
last week. Mr. Demoz Afwerki, an elderly man in his late
sixties, was taken by the secret police from his office in the
main premises of the HCBE in Asmara. His arrest is
believed to be related to his religious faith. Before the ban
on evangelical churches, Mr. Demoz Afwerki was attending the
Full Gospel church in Asmara.
whereabout is unknown.
his arrest, a circular was sent out to the Bank?s employees
designating an interim head of the Inspection Department as
his replacement.Mr. Demoz Afwerki had been working at the HCBE