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Sudan journalist re-arrested as rights group calls for end of harassment

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May 16, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The ordeal of Sudanese journalist Faisal Mohamed Salih continued on Tuesday when he was re-arrested and arraigned before the state security court on the charge of “disobeying law men.”

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FILE PHOTO - Sudanese journalist Faisal Mohamed Salih (Deutsche WelleK. Danetzk)

Salih has already been subjected to a ten-day period of harassment by the National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) against the background of comments he made in an interview with the Qatari-based Al-Jazzera TV regarding the conflict in Sudan’s border region of South Kordofan.

He was detained briefly on Tuesday last week after he quit complying with NISS orders to report to their office on daily basis for an investigation that, according to him, happened only once while he spent the rest of the days sitting at the office’s reception.

The prominent columnist of the privately owned daily newspaper Al-Akhbar was arrested again on Tuesday’s morning.

Hours later, he appeared at the court of state security which charged him under article 94 of the Penal Criminal Code which pertains to “disobeying law men.”

This particular charge may carry a sentence of one month in prison plus a fine.

Meanwhile, global human rights group Amnesty International (AI) issued a statement demanding that the Sudanese authorities cease “relentless harassment” of journalists and media organisations.

AI’s Sudan researcher Baptiste Gallopin charged that the Sudanese authorities “are deploying a wide array of coercive measures against individuals and media organizations to discourage or prevent independent reporting and critical comment.”

Gallopin was further quoted as saying that “the re-arrest of Faisal Saleh is a smack in the face for free speech and the Sudanese authorities must ensure that the NISS ends these constant attempts to silence any form of dissent.”

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Front page of Al Midan, December 11, 2011 (TMCT)

AI’s statement also said that Al-Maydan newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Sudanese Communist Party, has had its copies confiscated by NISS agents at the printing press for the fifth time in five weeks, adding that the move had put the publication’s financial future “in jeopardy.”

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  • 16 May 2012 10:21, by Xeno

    Jallaba,
    Kuryel
    M ALi
    North sudanese

    Sudan has now become a nation of civilized Monkeys...right gentlemen? hahaha. Those NISS homos are making headline news worldwide....why harass innocent man yo? What is
    "law men" by the way?

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    • 16 May 2012 10:47, by Louis Ocampo

      NCP’s Sudan is a lawless country.

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    • 17 May 2012 00:22, by Joseph Canada

      My friend, you know when People pretend to be African and try to copy Africanism, they first have to start back the time of Homo erecterism, way back to the Great Lucy of Hadar in Ethiopia. Its clear that Barbarism have swept the North low life Islam shit!! As I said Beshit can do anything coz he can be in ICC any time. So he want to get the most while alive!

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      • 17 May 2012 00:33, by Joseph Canada

        Unfortunately There’s no one in the North who sit and even think of life individually, or how freedom feels like without Dictatorship. Women have never tested freedom to express their inner feelings like the other women of the World. Even though they are the great mothers, they are nothing in the Islamic Sudan. They can;t express the beauty, they have no say in the Govt. but cook, and produce .

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  • 16 May 2012 10:51, by Louis Ocampo

    To Northeners in the website
    Where are you? Say a word for the release of your brother Faisal Mohamed,if you are Sudanese but not NCP’s Sudanese.

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    • 16 May 2012 10:54, by Louis Ocampo

      We South Sudanse do critize and blame our gov’t if it is in the wrong side because it is the gov’t of people.

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    • 16 May 2012 13:35, by Mahmoud mohamed Abdalla

      Louis Ocampo
      He didn’t say any thing about DARFUR even durning the famine in 1984-1985.

      President Roland Regan was better than him in the eyes of all Darfurians.

      He is the refueler of war between north and south Sudan.
      He is trying to use SPLA/M to fight for him the NCP for his personal conflicts with them.

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      • 16 May 2012 14:49, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Hours later, he appeared at the court of state security which charged him under article 94 of the Penal Criminal Code which pertains to “disobeying law men”

        Do the court in Khartoum State have the real law,only they are look after money Mahmoud.

        OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 17 May 2012 04:19, by Zionist

    A parody of injustice unfolding where an honourable man is being charged by a criminal gang of the ICC most wanted head of a criminal State.

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  • 17 May 2012 06:48, by Civilrights

    Zionist
    The guy is northern-northern Sudanese.
    You said that you hate all northern Sudanese peoples.
    Moreover the guy belongs to president BASHIR’s tribe.

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    • 17 May 2012 07:49, by Zionist

      civilrights
      I don’t hate Sudanese people but I but I hate what they did to my young country and its people through out the years in the name of Allah and in the name of Arabism when they’re not even real Arabs.

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      • 17 May 2012 08:12, by Civilrights

        Zionist
        Defamation - Elements of a Claim:
        Under Article 10(2) of the Convention, the protection of the reputation of others is a legitimate ground for restricting the right to freedom of expression.
        pls don’t go for defamation of all nothern Sudanese peoples who believe in ALLAH.

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        • 17 May 2012 08:14, by Civilrights

          Zionist
          An individual is defamed when a person publishes to a third party words or matter containing an untrue imputation against his or her reputation.

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