What Does Persecution Look Like?
Persecution of Christians remains at a high level, and there are fears this will worsen amid the ongoing unrest. After Omar al-Bashir was ousted in April 2019, Sudan’s transitional government introduced exciting changes to the legal framework guaranteeing basic human rights for all, no matter their ethnicity, gender, or religion.
However, mass protests led to the resignation of the then Prime Minister in January 2022, and there are fears that Sudan will return to the authoritarian years of the former president.
Social attitudes towards Christians have not changed. Christians are still vulnerable to extreme persecution from both their communities and their own families, particularly if they have converted from Islam. Converts may face sexual assault and domestic violence in their homes, as well as being vulnerable to imprisonment.