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Sudanese arrested journalist on hunger strike

Journalist Ahmed Bushara El Dei, who was arrested by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on July 16, has been on a hunger strike for five days, after the Security denied him access to medication. El Dei was arrested for publishing a video condemning the bread crisis and the candidacy of Omar Al Bashir in the 2020 elections. His brother Musab told Radio Dabanga that the Security refused to allow him to deliver medicine to his brother, who was suffering from gastric infection, explaining that his health condition is serious.

Ahmed Bushara El Dei is an activist in social media who is famous for filming videos criticizing the government’s policy and calling to stand against it. This was since the September 19 upon the calling for the Civil Disobedience, which was followed by arrested him, and after the fuel crisis and the lack of gas, and the rise in the dollar price in the parallel market, which led to the exacerbation of the crisis as the crisis of fuel and bread and also the lack of liquidity in banks, which led him

to continue his videos that criticizing the government, which led to his arrest again.

Freedom of expression in any form, written in newspapers or electronic media, social media, strikes, demonstrations, talking to TV channels, or the dissemination of video on social sites is considered as one of the rights stipulated in the international conventions, as well as on the Interim Constitution of Sudan of 2005, which provides for freedom of expression, Publications and access to the press as well as freedom of the press and other media. The arrest of the activist Ahmad El Dei is a clear violation of human rights and non-compliance with international conventions and Sudan’s interim constitution of 2005.

Source; Dabanga