Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

8 November 2012

Sudan: Journalists Condemn Torture and Shaving Head of Handoussa By NISS

Khartoum — A statement issued by the Sudanese Network of Journalists on Wednesday November 7, strongly condemns the arrest and ill-treatment of female journalist Somaya Ismail Ibrahim Handoussa by the National Intelligence and Security services, Radio Dabanga has learned.

The network denounces the racist comments made by members of the security apparatus towards the journalist and described the incident as 'humiliating and degrading', 'first of its kind; shaving her head and burning sensitive parts of her body, we are shocked', the statement read.

Furthermore, the Network calls on human rights organizations to pressure the Government of Sudan to have the case investigated by an independent commission and to bring the perpetrators to justice without delay.

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