Sudan: Religious Freedom:Written question - 112677

Q
Asked by Jim Shannon
(Strangford)
Asked on: 13 November 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sudan: Religious Freedom
Commons
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.
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Answered by: Rory Stewart
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.

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