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news - 7 U.S. Organizations Urge Secretary Tillerson to Consider Issues Relating to Religious Freedom and the Persecution of Religious Minorities in Sudan

june 29th, 2017

Note: This letter originally appeared on the Enough Project website.

In a joint letter, seven U.S. organizations have urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to consider issues relating to religious freedom and the persecution of religious minorities in Sudan as part of any strategic review relating to U.S. policy.

The signatories, which include faith-based and human rights groups, warn that religious and ethnic minority groups and faith-based charitable organizations in Sudan face discrimination, detention, violence, and the destruction of churches by the regime in Khartoum. Those living in areas of conflict such as South Kordofan and Blue Nile are particularly vulnerable to religious-based persecution, which is used as a mechanism to divide communities and exert state control, the groups warn.

Signatories include:

Read the full letter here.

 

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