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A press report monitors violations of press freedom by the security authorities
A report monitored major violations of freedom of expression after the military coup. Al-Sudani newspaper announced the suspension of its publication for a period of (10) days in protest of what it described as the bloodiness that accompanied the November 17 demonstrations in the city of Khartoum North.
The report also showed the arrest of journalist Ali Farsab by a security force, while covering a protest procession in Khartoum, and brutally beating him. The Military Intelligence also arrested Al-Jazeera correspondent, Abdul Raouf Taha, after covering a protest procession and subjected him to abuses and insults. He was interrogated for four hours while blindfolded before being released. The director of Al-Jazeera's office in Khartoum, the journalist Al-Masalami Al-Kabashi, was also arrested by a security force that raided his house. Journalist Shawqi Abdel Azim was arrested for hours, and journalist Hamad Suleiman sustained a foot injury by a tear gas rifle while he was covering the protests in Omdurman.
Unidentified persons chased the journalist, Ataf Mukhtar, editor-in-chief of Al-Sudani newspaper, and tried to ram his car. Journalist Ahmed Younes, a correspondent for Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper, refused to submit to a summons from the Secretary-General of the Press and Publications Council, who was appointed after the coup. A military force raided and occupied the headquarters of Al- Democrati newspaper, which led to the newspaper's suspension. The FM broadcasts stopped before they resumed broadcasting, according to the conditions and directions of the military authorities.