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Since 1983, Sharia law has been imposed in Sudan and special courts have been set up to try non-Muslims, particularly Christians. Many citizens have been persecuted and sentenced to death because of their faith in Christ.

But today in Sudan, things could change!

Thanks to the courage of the economist Abdalla Hamdok, prime minister of the government of national unity that emerged from the ashes of Omar Hassan al-Bashir's 30-year-long regime, religious freedom and respect for human rights could become a reality in Sudan.

The majority of the Sudanese people greatly appreciate this new wind of freedom, but a minority of the population, made up of traditionalists linked to the old fundamentalist schemes, is trying in every way to hinder the change.

It is necessary to give the Sudanese government concrete support so that it realises that the path taken to protect fundamental rights such as religious freedom is not going unnoticed in the eyes of the world.

Just as the governments of the United States and Israel have already done, we too must support the Sudanese government in this process of change.

Here are the momentous changes that this new government would like to integrate into the country:

  • Abolition of Islam as the state religion

  • Abolition of the death penalty for those who change religion and abandon Islam, and removal of the crime of apostasy from the penal code.

  • Approval of the decree on religious freedom for all believers and churches in the country

  • Ban on the marriage of girls and the outlawing of infibulation

  • Allocation of land to Churches for the construction of Christian places of worship.

These important and courageous measures taken by the country's transitional council have been appreciated not only by the bishops of the Catholic, Coptic and Evangelical Churches, but also by the US Administration, which has recently decided to remove Sudan, after 25 years, from the black list of terrorist countries where religious freedom is prevented.

However, there are many Islamist groups in the country linked to the old regime that are trying in every way to boycott the reforms and destroy the new climate of freedom for citizens and Christian communities. 

Let us not allow the pressure of these groups to prevent this momentous change!

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To the Chairman of the Sovreignty Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

We, the signers of this international petition, want to express our solidarity with the actions of the Sudanese government in the area of human rights, freedom of religion and freedom of thought. 

We strongly believe that freedom of expression in all its forms and respect for human rights are essential values on which to found a modern great democracy. We are sure that the path you are guiding your country down, will lead to a better future for all of the citizens in Sudan. 

We know that all of these epochal changes are meeting both internal and external resistance and gaining you enemies, but we wanted to let you know that even from a distance, many people have appreciated your reforming work and are looking at your country with enormous interest. 

In expressing our esteem, we ask you to continue on the path of modernisation that will undoubtedly elevate Sudan's status in the world, making her the country of reference for the entire geographical area, even more than it is already. 

Sudan is frequently cited in conferences and publications as an example of the new era dawning for the autonomous development of Africa in the area of freedom and respect for fundamental human rights. 

We are with you!

 


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