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URGENT ACTION : Sudanese Security Crackdown on A Journalist

Published on May 8, 2012 in news

On Thursday May 8th 2012, the Sudanese National Security members cracked down Mr. Faisal Mohamed Salih house, they arrested him and took him to unknown place . Mr. Faisal is a journalist in Alkhabar newspaper and he is human rights defender , he had been facing serious of harassments by the Sudanese authorities over his writings on the situation of fundamental freedoms in the country , lately Mr. Faisal had been called to the National Security offices to investigate his comment on Aljazeera news channel about the speech by the Sudanese president Omer Al Bashir in Al obeid when the president called the South Sudan leaders” insects “ , Mr. Faisal condemned the president act in his comment .

Mr. Salih Wrote in public statement published 24 hours before he had been arrested that he had been investigated with by the NISS for 10 days before since April 25th, on that issue and he announced that he will not go to the Security offices the next day to continue the investigation, and he is ready to any consequences for his decision. The NISS arrested Mr. Faisal and forbidden him from leaving the country, and released him at night but ordered him to go back to their offices the next morning, or he will be arrested again  .

The Sudanese Security is practicing strong constrains and escalating attacks on freedom of speech and threatening and stopping journalists from writing in the news papers , Mr. Hayder Makashfi had been informed that he is not write or to publish anymore in any Sudanese newspaper , he is a journalist an column writer in Alshafa newspaper .

Arry organization is calling the Sudanese government to respect the rights of freedom of speech and stop it’s harassments and constrains on the journalists and press in Sudan , and we call on the authorities to immediately stop their attack on  Mr. Faisal Mohamed Saih  ,and all journalists and end the constrains the Sudanese press .

Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:

Call on the authorities to stop their attack on Mr. Faisal Mohamed Saih  ,and all Sudanese journalists and end the constrains placed on the Sudanese press .





HE Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir


Office of the President

People’s Palace PO Box 281

Khartoum, Sudan

Fax: +249 183 782 541

Salutation: Your Excellency

Minister of Justice

Mohammed Bushara Dousa

Ministry of Justice, PO Box 302

Al Nil Avenue

Khartoum, Sudan

Fax: +249 183 764 168

Salutation: Your Excellency

And copies to:

Minister of Interior

Ibrahim Mohamed Hamed

Ministry of Interior

PO Box 873

Khartoum, Sudan

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.




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