Sudan: Religious Buildings:Written question - 67612

(East Londonderry)

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Asked on: 13 March 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sudan: Religious Buildings
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Sudan on the reported decision by the Sudanese Government to order the demolition of up to 27 places of worship.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 16 March 2017

We remain concerned at the continued persecution of Christians in Sudan, including the alleged destruction of churches. Officials from our Embassy in Khartoum immediately raised our concerns directly with the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs when these particular allegations surfaced in January 2017. More widely, we continue to urge the Government of Sudan to uphold the commitment to their citizens in the Interim Constitution of 2005, within which religious freedom is enshrined.

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