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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:54 PM

Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims

Source: BBC News

After more than 30 years of Islamist rule, Sudan has outlined wide-reaching reforms including allowing non-Muslims to drink alcohol, and scrapping the apostasy law and public flogging.

"We [will] drop all the laws violating the human rights in Sudan," Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said.

A raft of new laws were passed last week but this is the first public explanation of their contents.

Sudan has also banned female genital mutilation (FGM).


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53379733

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Reply Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims (Original post)
sl8 Jul 12 OP
yonder Jul 12 #1
AwakeAtLast Jul 12 #2
McCamy Taylor Jul 12 #3
RiF Jul 12 #6
Normanart Jul 12 #4
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:40 PM

1. Those are encouraging first steps for a country with a barely functioning government.

It would be great to see that followed by a brisk walk and then a run.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:44 PM

2. Leaping into the 19th Century. n/t

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:24 PM

3. Tourism dollars?

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:43 PM

6. I was waiting for this so I could head to the Sudan

 

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 05:55 PM

4. Change is gonna come

While Sudan is not yet on the list of the top ten places to visit in Africa, these are important changes! An intelligent foreign policy (I know...) would be supporting this government.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:41 PM

5. Rate things are going...

 

....human rights will be much, much more respected in Sudan than in this shithole of a country.

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