12 Of The Most Outrageous Examples Of Wrongful Imprisonment

12) Eritrean Press Ban

In September 2001, the Eritrean government moved without warning to ban all independent media outlets, following growing criticism of the president. In the course of this move, a number of journalists were detained without charge and disappeared into custody. To this day, the authorities have refused to confirm the whereabouts or status of these individuals. Reports suggest that at least one of the journalists subsequently died in jail, while others have been hospitalized due to torture and mistreatment. The elimination of the private press has not stopped the authorities from targeting government-owned outlets, with arrests of journalists continuing to be a regular occurrence, as shown by the example of Nibiel Idris, detained in February 2011, also without charge.
12) Eritrean Press Ban