Three Christians who were jailed in a special military prison in Eritrea since October have died.
Roughly 3,000 Evangelicals are in jail for their faith in this African nation.
The government outlawed most Protestant churches in 2002, forcing thousands of believers underground.
And in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan rebels reportedly burned down a church while people were praying inside.
There is no word on how many died in the attack that took place in the eastern town of Tora.
A Ugandan army spokesman told the Associated Press that the Lord's Resistance Army is responsible.
The LRA, led by Joseph Kony, has fought the Ugandan government for 20 years, carrying out attacks in neighboring countries.
The group is accused of killing more than 600 people and kidnapping more than 160 children in Congo since Christmas.