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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL862, tabled on 25 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the continued imprisonment and persecution of the Reverend Yat Michael and the Reverend Peter Reith.

Answered on

6 July 2015

I refer the noble Bishop to my answer of 22 June to the noble Baroness Cox (HL315), that our Embassy in Khartoum has previously raised these cases with the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since then we have maintained close contact with the legal teams working on behalf of the two pastors, and an official from our Embassy in Khartoum attended the latest court hearing on 15 June. We will continue to co-ordinate with other Embassies in Khartoum to ensure the international community is represented at the ongoing legal proceedings.