Aregaheign Weldeslassie, is an Eritrean American who came as a missionary to Eritrea with his wife and two teenage daughters. He served as Director of The Nehemiah Project in Asmara, helping to train and equip pastors for ministry. Aregaheign had been a long term supporter of the Eritrean struggle for independence during his time in the US and possibly believed his support for the government would help keep him safe and allow him to continue in ministry. He was in his early 60’s when he was taken from his home and detained by security officers in 2006. He has never been charged. Pray for him and his family. His wife and children are in the US.