Sudan: Christianity:Written question - 62800

(East Londonderry)

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Asked on: 01 February 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sudan: Christianity
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Sudan on recent convictions of Christians in that country for spying and the sentences those people have received.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 06 February 2017

We are deeply concerned by the verdict in the case against Pastor Hassan Abduelraheen Kodi, Petr Jasek, and Abdulmonem Abdumawlla, however we are aware that the defendants have the right to appeal. We have regularly raised our concerns over this case, as well as the wider issue of freedom of religion and belief, directly with the Government of Sudan, most recently on 17 January; and will continue to do so as part of our ongoing human rights dialogue.

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