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Journalist and activist detained by Sudan security forces

May 10 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Journalist Khalid Taha (social media)
Journalist Khalid Taha (social media)

The security services in Khartoum have detained a journalist and an activist in connection with ongoing demonstrations in the country; this follows multiple calls for the release of all those detained during demonstrations against deposed President Omar Al Bashir and (the remnants of the old) regime.

On Tuesday, security forces detained journalist Khalid Taha and activist Mohamed Burri near the general command of the Sudanese army in Khartoum and took them to an unknown destination.

The family of Taha has expressed concern about his health, while activists have called for the immediate release of the detainees.

Over a thousand people, including demonstrators, opposition members and journalists, have been detained by the security forces and the intelligence service over the course of four months of demonstrations against the regime of former president Omar Al Bashir and far-reaching fuel, flour and liquidity shortages.

Armed movements in Sudan have also called for the release of war prisoners and people who have been accused of having ties to the rebels and detained. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) demanded that the release of “all war-related detainees” be included in the list of the demands which the demonstrating parties discuss with the military transition council.

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