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Sudan: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 128136, tabled on 19 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Sudan; and what steps he is taking to help promote the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country.

Answered on

27 February 2018

Sudan remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We remain concerned about infringements and restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, including restrictions on Christian school opening days, and the demolition of churches. We consistently raise our concerns with the Government of Sudan, most recently in meetings with senior Government officials on 11 February. Promoting freedom of religion or belief as a means of enhancing tolerance and inclusion will remain a key part of our ongoing engagement with the Government of Sudan.