February 1, 2011

Port Sudan journalists detained

Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that two newspaper journalists based in the eastern city of Port Sudan have been accused of trying to overthrow the constitution, a charge punishable by hanging, just for raising the possibility of eastern Sudan's secession in an article.

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UPDATE: The United Nations radio service in Sudan reports that the Beja Congress has asked for the release of the two newspaper journalists. Beja Congress spokesman Salah Barkawin said that his party is committed to the unity of Sudan.


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