Two churches torched in Sudan
March 18 - 2020 OMDURMAN / BOUT

Christians organising a mass near a demolished church in Bout, Blue Nile, in December 2019 (Social media)
In the past three weeks two churches have been torched by militants in Sudan, one in Khartoum and another in Blue Nile state.
Lawyer and human rights defender Dimas Marajan strongly condemned the incidents. He noted that violence against Christian communities has continued, despite the changes that have occurred in Sudan over the last year.
Marajan told Radio Dabanga that the first attack took place at Ombadda Block 18 in Omdurman on Saturday February 29. A church building of the Sudanese Church of Christ was torched. It is not known who the perpetrators are.
The second incident occurred on March 9, when militants set fire to the Presbyterian Evangelical Church in Bout, El Tadamon local  inBlue Nile state. The church was destroyed completely, including the furniture and books within it.
The Blue Nile arson attack is the fourth in the past three months. The Kampala-based Sudanese Human Rights and Democracy Organisation (HUDO) reported in January that three churches were torched in the end of last year. At that time, Marajan accused the Sudanese government of covering up the arson attacks.
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