Three newspaper seized by state security police

first_img to go further December 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three newspaper seized by state security police News RSF_en SudanAfrica News Organisation Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders protested today against the 19 December seizure by state security police of three independent newspapers, Al-Horriya, As-Sahafi al-Dawli and As-Sahafa, after they mentioned rumours about food poisoning.”This move is especially serious because it incurs big financial losses for the papers,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard, calling for the issues to be returned.The authorities have censored independent newspapers more than a dozen times so far this year for their handling of topics including circumcision, AIDS, peace talks with southern SPLA rebels and discussion of the former power behind the regime, Hassan el-Turabi.Saad Eddin Ibrahim, editor of Al-Horriya, said he was told the papers were seized at their printing works because they published an announcement by the animal resources ministry denying rumours that a cattle illness had infected humans through meat and milk consumption. Articles about the supposed contamination had earlier been banned by the government. Help by sharing this information center_img Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa April 6, 2020 Find out more April 10, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Follow the news on Sudan Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more