Religious freedom ‘essential goal’ in normalising relations with Sudan – US commission

By World Watch Monitor

A new report highlights the lack of religious freedom in Sudan and says improvements in this area remain “an essential goal” for the US before relations between the two countries can be fully normalised.

A delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent, bipartisan advisory body, visited Khartoum and North Darfur in May and heard from stakeholders “that there is no religious freedom” in Sudan.

The delegation heard that rights defenders and minority religious communities such as Christians and non-Sunni Muslims “face unique discrimination”.