Sudanese journalist assaulted, regular forces suspected

On Monday, a member of the Sudanese Preparatory Committee for the Restoration of the Journalist Syndicate, Ali al-Dali, was assaulted by regular forces in the heart of Khartoum, necessitating his urgent transfer to al-Zaytouna hospital.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

Al-Dali, Sudanese journalist and syndicate member, was assaulted into a state of unconsciousness near one of the main army headquarters, and was then urgently rushed to al-Zaytouna Hospital to receive aid.

The victim had reportedly faced great difficulties moving his head when he had arrived to al-Zaytouna.

The incident came after a traffic accident occurred near the aforementioned headquarters. Al-Dali, who was present nearby, chose “to intervene, but he was severely beaten, and he lost consciousness as a result, without any objective justification for what happened.”

Sudanese journalists flocked to the hospital located in the heart of Khartoum to check on the safety of their colleague, after he was attacked by members of the regular force.

The Preparatory Committee for the Restoration of the Journalists Syndicate described the attack as “barbarism”, and suggested that it was carried out by members of the Military Intelligence Authority of the Sudanese army.

In a statement, the syndicate announced that it will follow up the case legally, so that the perpetrators receive the punishment they deserve.

The statement condemned what had happened to the journalist, who “owned no weapons other than his pen and his word.”

It called on the Ministry of Defense, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and the Military Intelligence Authority, to “urgently investigate and reveal the perpetrators who went into hiding after the incident.”

The statement also described the perpetrators as “human beasts who attack a peaceful civilian” and “have abandoned their role in protecting the homeland and the citizen.”

 “They [intelligence personnel] became a machine of oppression and intimidation that brought back to memory the events of the sit-in dispersal at the General Command, the heinous attacks, and the systematic killing of peaceful protesters,“ the statement added.

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