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ICC Note:

For years, the persecution of Christians in Sudan has been increasing. Pastors have been imprisoned, churches have been scheduled for demolition, and the country banned the construction of new churches. Church land is sold off after demolition for government profit. More recently, Sudan’s intelligence agency arrested school staff from a Christian school, accusing them of interfering in a Muslim businesses’ efforts to buy out the school. The American Center for Law and Justice said that, “Those opposed to religious freedom in Sudan are attempting to systematically silence Christians.”

4/10/2017 Sudan (Founded in 1990 with the mandate to protect religious and constitutional freedoms, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation that includes representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States and international tribunals around the globe.

As ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow continued to build his legal and legislative team, the ACLJ experienced tremendous success in litigating cases at all levels of the judiciary – from the federal district court level to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Over the last two decades, Sekulow has appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States on numerous occasions, successfully arguing precedent-setting cases before the high Court: Protecting the free speech rights of pro-life demonstrators. Safeguarding the constitutional rights of religious groups to have equal access to public facilities. Ensuring that public school students could form and participate in religious organizations, including Bible clubs, on campus. Guaranteeing that minors could participate in the political process by protecting their free speech rights in the pol

ICC Note:

For years, the persecution of Christians in Sudan has been increasing. Pastors have been imprisoned, churches have been scheduled for demolition, and the country banned the construction of new churches. Church land is sold off after demolition for government profit. More recently, Sudan’s intelligence agency arrested school staff from a Christian school, accusing them of interfering in a Muslim businesses’ efforts to buy out the school. The American Center for Law and Justice said that, “Those opposed to religious freedom in Sudan are attempting to systematically silence Christians.”

4/10/2017 Sudan (ACLJ) – The Christian community in Sudan has faced increased persecution this week at the hands of Sudanese authorities.

For years the Sudanese Christian church has encountered church demolitions, property confiscations, and unjust imprisonments, and this week those troubles only intensified.

First, the Administration court in Khartoum dismissed a case that would have prohibited the Sudanese government from demolishing at least 25 churches in the Khartoum area. In a June 13, 2016 letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State the names and locations of 25 church buildings marked for demolition were revealed, claiming that the churches were built on land zoned for other use. Christian leaders, however, believe the decision was part of a greater systematic campaign to crackdown on Christianity across Sudan.

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