Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

28 December 2012

Sudan: Newspaper Khartoum Confiscated By Sudan Security

Khartoum — The National Security of Sudan has confiscated the printed edition of Al Karar daily newspaper of Thursday 27 December.

The National Security of Sudan has confiscated the printed edition of Al Karar daily newspaper of Thursday 27 December. The agents entered the printing press without any warning and took the printed materials. The Khartoum government has closed down several independent newspapers and confiscates often the printed edition as part of general censorship.

Al Karar newspaper started six months ago and is jointly owned by the editors. The Sudan Journalist Association, the unofficial representative of independent journalists in Sudan, has condemned the confiscation. "The confiscation is not based on any warrant, constitutional regulation or other law. This will damage the economic security of the newspaper. If the government wants to block information it should use the law", the spokesman told Radio Dabanga. The journalist association says it has a list of 16 professional journalists who are barred by the security organs from publishing articles.

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