News from Khartoum
Security forces broke in a newspaper’s office, detain journalist
Halaeb news website reported that a security force of seven members stormed the office of a newspaper in the heart of Khartoum, detained and transported journalist, Ali Al Dali to an unknown destination. According to Halaeb website, three security personnel broke on the fourth floor of the building, asked about the journalist Ali Al Dali and refused to disclose their identity.
A number of journalists are still in detention, accused by security authorities of participation in or support for the popular protests being called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, since the outbreak of protests on 19 December.
Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides: Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.