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Sudan: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 112677, tabled on 13 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to promote freedom of religion and belief in Sudan as part of the UK-Sudan strategic dialogue.

Answered on

21 November 2017

We used the fourth session of the UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue on 16 October to raise with Sudan's Special Rapporteur for the Advisory Council for Human Rights our concerns about reports of restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, in particular with regard to the demolition of churches and the restrictions on Christian schools closing on Sundays. Sudan remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.