Christianity is “not welcome” in Sudan, according to the lawyer who defended a church leader and an activist abruptly released from jail last month.
Muhanad Nur, who represented Rev. Hassan Abdulraheem Taour and Darfuri activist Abdumonem Abdumawla, told the Sudanese news service Nuba Reports: “It seems as if every week I am hearing about another case of Christians being persecuted here.”
Rev. Taour, who was released from Khartoum’s Kober prison, where political opponents are detained alongside terrorists, said: “It’s hard to remain in prison all that time, especially when we think about our families … But it was also a good experience for us—to help build up the church in prison and encourage parishioners.”
The two Sudanese nationals, who had each been jailed for 12 years for aiding and abetting Czech Christian Petr Jašek in “spying”, were released following intervention from Ján Figeľ, the EU Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU.