Sudan

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about religious freedom in that country and reports of police persecution of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

We raise our concerns about freedom of religion with the Government of Sudan as part of our regular engagement on human rights issues. Officials from our Embassy in Khartoum most recently raised this issue with the External Affairs Secretariat of the National Congress Party (the ruling party in Sudan) and the government’s National Human Rights Commission. We have highlighted our concerns about the case involving Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church and are seeking a meeting with the Government of Sudan.

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