Khartoum, Sudan, Mar 10, 2017 / 00:03 am
Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure from Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services.
"They told me not to talk about the demolition of churches or the two church leaders who are in jail," Rev. Mubarak Hamad, chairman of Sudan's Council of Churches, told Radio Tamazuj, a broadcaster in Sudan and South Sudan.
The Sudanese government plans to demolish 25 church buildings in and near the capital of Khartoum, which it says were built on illegal lands which are zoned for other uses. The targeted churches include both Catholic and Protestant buildings.
The order to demolish the churches was made in June 2016. Government officials notified several congregations in September to vacate their property.