Khartoum, Sudan, Jul 7, 2021 / 15:01 pm
Boutros Badawi, a Christian activist and advisor to Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs, was attacked recently in the Sudanese capital.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a UK based charity, reported that Badawi was attacked the evening of July 2 in Khartoum by armed men who beat and threatened him.
“One assailant pointed a gun at Mr Badawi’s head and threatened to kill him if he continued to say anything about confiscated properties belonging to churches, or the issues surrounding the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church committees,” CSW said.
Khataza Gondwe, head of advocacy for CSW, said July 5 that “we are deeply concerned by this appalling attack on a civil servant, simply for raising legitimate concerns about ongoing injustices and systematic discrimination experienced by the Christian community. Even more concerning is the lack of any official expression of concern at the targeting of one of the only Christians working in a senior position within the Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowments, in a manner disturbingly reminiscent of the former regime.”