Sudan: 2 Sudanese Editors-in-Chief taken into custody

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Chief Editors of two Sudanese daily newspapers have been arrested by the state security operatives and taken to the security prosecution offices, the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) organization said late Wednesday.

JHR said Al-Tayar (Arabic for The Current) newspaper chief editor Osman Mirghani, and Al-Saihah (Arabic for The Outcry) newspaper chief editor, Ahmed Yusuf al-Tay, were arrested on Tuesday and taken to the security prosecution in Khartoum's Amarat neighborhood. The two men are undergoing interrogation, PANA reported.

The independent Al-Tayar was Monday banned from publishing indefinitely but no reasons were provided, according to Mighani, who speculated that the action might have to do with the paper's bitter criticism of government's plans to lift subsidies on fuel, wheat and electricity services.

The plan was, the paper argued, to be implemented in the new budget, starting next January.
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17 december 2015 14:24:52

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