Sudan confiscates opposition newspaper, editor says

By REUTERS
April 6, 2011 17:54

KHARTOUM - Sudan's security forces confiscated copies of an opposition newspaper on Wednesday, the latest crackdown on press freedom in Africa's largest country ahead of the looming split of its oil-producing south.

Sudan's constitution guarantees press freedom but several journalists have been detained without charge in recent months and papers are often subject to direct censorship.

"They confiscated all the copies of the paper at the printing press after we printed," Faiz al-Silaik, deputy editor-in-chief of daily Ajras al-Huriya, told Reuters.


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