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Sudan targets Muslim converts to Christianity

Catholic World News - July 29, 2013

Christians in Sudan, an Islamic state in northeastern Africa, have suffered increased persecution in the two years since the largely Christian and animist region of South Sudan gained its independence.

“Churches are being demolished, Christian institutions and schools closed, Christians arrested, foreign Christian workers deported, and literature seized,” reports the Barnabas Fund, a British organization that assists persecuted Christians. “In April, a government minister announced that no new licenses will be granted for church buildings.”

The government, according to the Fund, is targeting Muslim converts to Christianity, nearly 170 of whom have been charged with apostasy in the past two years.

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