News from Sudan
Two journalists were injured while covering demonstrations in Khartoum. Journalist Muhammad al-Mustafa was hit in the back by a stun grenade, while photojournalist Fayez Abu Bakr was hit in the head with a tear gas canister. The Syndicate of Journalists condemned the attack on journalists, noting the high rates of violence against journalists.
The authorities cut off the internet service for mobile phones throughout Sudan, in conjunction with demonstrations called by the resistance committees to mark the first anniversary of the army's seizure of power on the twenty-fifth of last October. The authorities also closed the main bridges linking the three capital cities.
A security force came to an art exhibition in Khartoum and confiscated the paintings and arrested the attendees. The Civil Laboratory Foundation, which is organized the exhibition, stated in a press statement that 12 young men and women were arrested and all the paintings in the exhibition were confiscated.
The Central Darfur State Radio and Television Authority's press security services detained Hafida Abdullah Musa while she was covering a protest sit-in in a market in Zalingei. The journalist was filming the protest when security forces stopped her and confiscated her phone before arresting her at a police station.
Overall civic space remained REPRESSED but also declined across all the four pillars of civic space. Rights of Association and Assembly continue to lead the decline in civic space followed by Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Citizen Participation and Non-Discrimination/Inclusion.