first_img April 14, 2021 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Follow the news on Eritrea September 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Swedish prosecutor abandons journalist imprisoned in Eritrea EritreaAfrica News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision to go further Receive email alerts Organisation EritreaAfrica Reports News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? The prosecutor has declined to pursue the case of a journalist with Eritrean and Swedish citizenship held in Eritrea since 2001 Reporters Without Borders is appalled that the Swedish judicial authorities are abandoning Dawit Isaak, a journalist with dual Eritrean and Swedish citizenship arrested exactly 13 years ago today in Eritrea and held without charge or trial every since.A Swedish prosecutor has closed an investiga tion into a complaint accusing the Eritrean authorities of a crime against humanity, torture and abduction in the Isaak case. Lawyers acting for Isaak filed it with the Swedish judicial authorities in July.The prosecutor assigned to the case decided it would be a waste of time because the Eritrean authorities would probably refuse to cooperate. She therefore closed the investigation a mere few weeks after it was opened.Reporters Without Borders shares the disappointment and outrage of several NGOS that, in an opinion piece in the Swedish newspaper Expressen , asked: “If such crimes cannot be investigated in a stable democracy such as Sweden, where will they be?”Determined persistence by the international community is the only way to get the Eritrean government to end its criminal activities and release all the journalists it has imprisoned. It is unacceptable for western democracies to give up so easily.Eritrea is ranked last in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the seventh year running.(photo: Dawit Isaak) October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more