JUBA, South Sudan, August 18, 2021
Christian leaders in Sudan said government officials have detained a shipment of Bibles by demanding customs fees from which it is exempt.
he Rev. Saad Idris Komi, chairman of the Sudan Pentecostal Church, said customs officials refused to release the Bibles earlier this month after rejecting his denomination’s application for tax-exempt status for the shipment. Sudan’s Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act, enacted in July 2020, eliminates customs duties for religious literature, Pastor Komi said.
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