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Christians in Sudan

Churches and Christians in Sudan are reporting an increase in hostility, arrests and restrictions since the southern part of the country seceded in 2011.

"Restrictions in Sudan are not new, but we are worried things are getting harder since the secession of the south.

With Shariah (Islamic) law we expect things to get even harder," said Mark Akec Cien, deputy general secretary of the Sudan Council of Churches.

According to reports from Ecumenical News International, government officials have demanded names and contact places of churches.


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