Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has called on Eritrea to free Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, who has been held without charge for two decades.
The rights group Reporters without Borders has repeated its call for Swedish prosecutors to investigate crimes against humanity in the case.
Dawit was detained shortly after the newspaper he had set up published an open letter demanding political reform in Eritrea. That was back in September 2001.
During the same month more than 20 senior cabinet ministers, members of parliament and independent journalists were also arrested.
Dawit has never been seen or heard from since. He had no access to a lawyer and has never appeared in any court of law. END.