New attacks on press freedoms in Sudan

The Sudanese Journalists Network said today in a press statement, that a military force of three vehicles took journalist writer Taha Muddathir away from his home in Gedaref yesterday afternoon.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The journalist network revealed that the security force had arrived at Taha’s house in the Dim al-Nur neighborhood and forcibly took him.

Taha was detained for several hours before being interrogated by the prosecution and then eventually released on bail.

The Sudanese Journalists Network noted that Taha’s arrest came against the background of an article in which he talked about the army’s sale of drinking water to the citizens in Gedaref.

The network condemned the “irrational behavior” of the military authorities in Gedaref, considering their latest actions as an attempt to intimidate journalists and force them to “stop reporting on the truth.”

In a similar happening, the police in El-Daein city, East Darfur, summoned the Darfur24 journalist Muhammad Saleh al-Bishr, and investigated him after a news item was published on the website, quoting civil sources, regarding the death of a person in East Darfur.

Ever since the military coup on October 25th, the freedom of the press and media in Sudan has been in a clear decline.

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