AL JAZEERA CLAIMS BUREAU CHIEF ARRESTED BY SUDAN’S MILITARY
15 November 2021
El Musalmi El Kabbashi was taken into custody after security forces raided his home overnight.
Qatar based international news network Al Jazeera has said on Sunday that its bureau chief in Sudan El Musalmi El Kabbashi was detained by security forces. The network said on Sunday that El Kabbashi’s home was raided and later arrested. The development comes after security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas Saturday to disperse protesters denouncing the military’s tightening grip on the country. Al Jazeera said El Kabbashi had been arrested at his home in Khartoum, the capital and that it held the Sudanese military responsible for his safety.
“Al Jazeera condemns in the strongest terms the reprehensible actions of the military and calls on the authorities to release El Kabbashi immediately and to allow its journalists to operate unhindered, free to practice their profession without fear or intimidation,” the network said.
Tony News Desk
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