Sudanese police seize private newspaper

The move comes one day after the authorities arrested Farouk Abu Issa , head of the opposition alliance National Consensus Forces, and Amin Mekki Medani, one of the leaders of the Civil Society Initiative

Sudanese police seize private newspaper

World Bulletin/News Desk

Sudanese security forces seized Sunday's issue of the privately-owned al-Mighar al-Siasi (Political Scope) newspaper, according to its chief editor Salah Habib.

Security troops confiscated copies of the newspaper at the printing press without providing any justification, Habib told The Anadolu Agency.

Habib added that he enquired as to why the newspaper was seized but to no avail.

It is likely that Sunday's issue was seized because the newspaper ran an interview with Revolutionary Front leader al-Tom Hajo two days earlier, said Habib. The front is an umbrella alliance of four armed groups fighting the government army in eight provinces.

Sudanese authorities have yet to comment on the incident.

The move comes one day after the authorities arrested Farouk Abu Issa , head of the opposition alliance National Consensus Forces, and Amin Mekki Medani, one of the leaders of the Civil Society Initiative, a coalition of civil society organizations.

Abu Issa and Medani have recently returned from Addis Ababa, where they signed an agreement with the Revolutionary Front called "Call of Sudan" – a move that was slammed by Khartoum as constituting "a betrayal to the nation."

 

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