A USCIRF delegation visited Khartoum and North Darfur states in May 2018 to learn about specific violations and barriers to religious freedom perpetrated both by state and non-state actors. The delegation met with a wide range of interlocutors, including Sudanese government officials, members of civil society, women’s rights activists, human rights defenders, religious leaders, representatives of religious minority communities, and journalists, among others. This report highlights information provided to USCIRF in four significant areas:
Country Update: Sudan - June 2018
1. the supremacy of the government’s interpretation of Islam;
2. state enforcement of its interpretation of Islam resulting in the violationof women’s rights;
3. oppression of Christians and other minority religious and non-religiouspersons; and
4. censorship of religious freedom concerns.