Home | News    Tuesday 21 February 2012

Sudanese newspapers confiscated for publishing statements by Islamist opposition leader

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 20, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) confiscated today’s edition of Al-Tayar and Al-Youm Al-Tali newspapers after publishing statements made yesterday by the leader of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) Hassan al-Turabi.

JPEG - 46.5 kb
Journalists demonstrate outside the press and publication council against the closure of two Islamist newspapers Alwan and al-Rai al-Shaab in Khartoum February 7, 2012 (Reuters)

Turabi accused the security apparatus at a press conference in Khartoum of wiretapping his office and showed journalists some of the listening devices he found. But the government deny any involvement in this.

NISS officers responsible for monitoring newspapers verbally ordered newspapers not to publish Turabi’s allegations but Al-Tayar and Al-Youm Al-Tali disregarded the instructions and included it in today’s edition.

But Al-Tayar newspaper editor in chief Osman Mirghani suggested that the move by NISS was prompted by its coverage of a corruption scandal at a government-owned cotton company.

Security agents arrived after midnight at the newspaper’s Khartoum offices and seized the entire Monday edition after it had been printed, he told Reuters.

Around 20 reporters of the paper protested Monday against the confiscation infront of the National Press Council which is in charge of licensing newspapers.

"Al-Tayar has not collapsed yet," read one banner.

Since the start of this year, Sudan has closed down two daily newspapers, Ra’y al-Sha’b, which toes the line of the PCP, and Alwan, which is privately owned but is suspected by the authorities of being sympathetic with PCP. The authorities also seized copies of several newspapers as punishment for publishing material disapproved by the government.

Sudan has been ranked among the world’s 10 worst countries with regards to media freedom in the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 22 February 2012 04:02, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Jalaby, that’s why we say no justice in Khartoum. You are free to say anything when come to South Sudan but you can’t criticize your own government, otherwise, you risk your life. What’s good about this? Well, that how it works in unjust country ruled by unjust leaders. They do not want to hear being criticized for their evil deeds.

    repondre message

  • 28 July 2012 18:08, by danaray79

    Truly impressive and nice information. Thanks for sharing. Essay Writing.

    repondre message

  • 27 March 2013 13:37, by Ricky

    I have selected positive a lot of Useful information out of this source and visit your site again. Thanks allot for great information on your webpage, http://www.wiseessays.com/term-paper

    repondre message

  • 14 May 2013 16:24, by dennishobson

    W0A2U2KuTpLi4hEYivQmbQZzPJvC4essanyong actyon madeira plastica plastic lumber I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea i

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


“The Nile: Shared River, Collective Action” 2018-02-22 08:06:26 By Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele Ethiopia is hosting the 2018 Regional Nile Day Celebration in commemoration of the establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) on February 22, 1999 in Dar es (...)

James Dak’s case:: Why death sentence should be canceled 2018-02-19 14:27:34 By Peter Gai Manyuon On Monday 12th of February 2018, a South Sudan court in Juba sentenced James Gatdet Dak to death by hanging, citing several provisions in the constitution as the basis upon (...)

The Position of the SPLM-N on Relief Delivery Same Wine, Old Bottles! 2018-02-18 06:50:42 By Elwathig Kameir On January 19, 2017, I published an article titled “Armed Struggle and Civil Resistance in Sudan: Catch 22,” from which I quote the following opening paragraphs (from i to iii): (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.