Journalist arrested and tortured

first_img March 29, 2020 Find out more April 10, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts SudanAfrica News “The authorities must not physically abuse him. Such treatment is never justified.” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, who also expressed concern at the seizure of Assahafa and another paper. to go further News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 6, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africacenter_img Help by sharing this information SudanAfrica Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Organisation Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate release of Yussef al-Bashir Musa, correspondent for the daily paper As Sahafa in Nyala (near the western town of Darfur), who was arrested and tortured by security forces there on 3 May after the paper reported on clashes in the area. Follow the news on Sudan A doctor who visited Musa in detention on 6 May said he had been tortured, even though he is already handicapped, with only one leg. He said he had been threatened with rape, beaten up and hit with sticks on the sole of his foot and on his shoulders. He was interrogated about reports he had sent to his paper in Khartoum.The National Security Agency last month banned the press from reporting the fierce fighting that has raged in Darfur April, killing more than 50 people. Newspapers were warned by telephone they would be seized if they mentioned the clashes. The press obeyed until the independent dailies Al-Sharie al-Syassi and Assahafa both printed reports on 3 and 4 May. All copies of the papers were seized on 6 and 7 May. Assahafa was told this was a “punishment.” News May 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested and tortured RSF_en last_img

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