News from Sudan
A member of the armed forces dressed in civilian clothing abducted journalist Etaf Al-Tom from his home in Khartoum and took him - blindfolded to an unknown location.
Two daily newspapers published an advertisement calling for the closure of national roads, which was paid for by a tribal council in the east of the country. The ad resulted in the suspension of the papers' issuance for three days by the National Council for Press and Publications.
Head of the Federal Umma Party in North Darfur state, Anwar Ishak Suleiman, called on the government to enact laws and regulations that would deter the spread of hate speech and tribal/regional extremism among society.
Al-Jazirah State Police arrested the reporter of Al-Jarida newspaper, Muzammil Siddik, in response to charges brought against him in relation to an article he wrote.