Baroness Cox has received written answer from the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding her question concerning the arrest of two Christian pastors from South Sudan:
Baroness Cox, Crossbench
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about the arrest of two Christian pastors from South Sudan.
Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Conservative
Our Ambassador in Khartoum raised the cases of Reverend Yat Michael and Reverend Peter Reith with the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March. In addition, officials at our Embassy in Khartoum are in close contact with the legal team working on behalf of the two pastors and are co-ordinating with other Embassies in Khartoum to ensure the international community is represented at the ongoing legal proceedings.