Sudanese security confiscates print runs of 10 newspapers
Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) has seized copies of 10 newspapers from the printing press on Monday without giving reasons. The newspapers seized were Al-Tayar, Al-Rai al-Aam, Al-Intibaha, Akhir Lahza, Al-Sudani, Alwan, Al-Akhbar, Al-Youm Al-Tali, Al-Jareeda and Al-Khartoum.
Al-Intibaha, Akhir Lahza, Al-Jareeda and Al-Khartoum newspapers have been suspended indefinitely.
NISS did not give reasons for the move but several journalists suggested it was likely a reaction to news published by those newspapers on incidents of sexual harassment and child rape taking place inside school buses.