Sudan’s Al-Jazeera Bureau Chief Arrested and Detained

This article was updated at 2021-11-15 15:35.
Sudanese forces have arrested and detained Al Jazeera’s Sudan bureau chief El Musalmi El Kabbashi without explanation.

“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,” announced Al-Jazeera.

Sudanese forces reportedly raided the home of El Musalmi El Kabbashi on Sunday without any warrants and detained him.

The Sudanese coup government has not yet confirmed El Kabbashi’s arrest while there is no information on his condition.

“In a world in which the media and journalists face increasing threats, Al Jazeera views this as an attack on press freedom as a whole and calls on international human rights and media organizations to condemn this infringement of journalists’ safety,” Al Jazeera added.

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