Sudan To Allow Alcohol Consumption For The First Time

For the first time in months the country of Sudan will be allowing the consumption of Alcohol which previously use to be an offence and was liable to death in the country.

The raft of amendments comes a year after Islamist dictator Omar al-Bashir was toppled following mass protests against his three-decade rule. Sudan now “allows non-Muslims to consume alcohol on the condition it doesn’t disturb the peace and they don’t do so in public,” Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said in an interview Saturday evening on state television.

While Islamic tradition forbids the faithful from drinking, Muslim-majority Sudan has a significant Christian minority. Abdulbari, part of a transitional government that took power after Bashir’s ouster, also announced that converting from Islam to another religion would be decriminalised. “No one has the right to accuse any person or group of being an infidel… this threatens the safety and security of society and leads to revenge killings.
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