Khartoum, 04 March, 2021 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of CitizenGo, a Spain-based Catholic organization spearheading family issues, have expressed support for the move to separate religion and State in Sudan after three decades of Islamic rule in the Northeast African country.
In their “international petition” addressed to the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, officials of CitizenGo say, "We, the signers of this international petition, want to express our solidarity with the actions of the Sudanese government in the area of human rights, freedom of religion and freedom of thought."
"We strongly believe that freedom of expression in all its forms and respect for human rights are essential values on which to found a modern great democracy," CitizenGo officials add in their solidarity message shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, March 3.
Making reference to the leadership of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the officials of the 2013-founded entity further say, "We are sure that the path you are guiding your country down, will lead to a better future for all of the citizens in Sudan."
In a process that started in July 2019 after mass protests forced the military to remove Omar al-Bashir from power, Sudan is transitioning to democracy. A Sovereign Council is currently governing the country through its Chairman, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.