27/03/07 (B388-A) BBC : Six foot-balleurs érythréens auraient demandé le droit d’Asile à l’Angola (En Anglais – Info lectrice) Six Eritrean footballers have requested asylum in Angola after their 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier a United Nations official has said.

« I
can confirm there are these six football players and they requested asylum

They are in the custody of the Angolan authorities, » the official said,
requesting anonymity.

Neither the UN High Commissioner for Refugees nor the Angolan football
federation were immediately available for comment.

Angola beat Eritrea 6-1 on Sunday to leave them five points clear at the head
of Group Six.

Eritrea is a one-party state, with no free press
of any kind.

Amnesty International reports that anyone suspected of supporting
the opposition faces indefinite detention and torture.