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Recognition of religion or belief in Eritrea
According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the State of Eritrea are classified terminal.
Existential recognition is extended to the denominations of Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Evangelical Lutheranism, Roman Catholicism, and Sunni Islam; these groups do not necessarily receive state privilege.
Recognition and registration are differentiated but this differentiation is used as part of a system of partial recognition in which only four denominations are able to access recognition.
Government outlaws adherence to any group it does not recognise while also severely restricts and involves itself in the activities those groups it does recognise.
Informational requirements for applicant groups are excessive and used against group to ensure the rejection of their application.
No additions to the four recognised denominations have been made since 2002.
Restrictions are placed on movement for citizens, particularly to depart the country which asks for religious affiliation; whether declaration of affiliation inhibits foreign travel remains unknown.
The rule of mandatory registration is a violation of the Bielefeldt provision.
Arrests of religious minorities are regular.
Reduce the informational requirements imposed on groups.
Revoke the mandatory registration law and other restrictions placed on the recognition system.
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