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Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan

Postby Awash » 26 Dec 2012, 18:30


KHARTOUM: Two Eritrean opposition journalists in Sudan have been detained by Khartoum's intelligence service, an Eritrean opposition source said on Tuesday.

Abdalal Mahmoud of the Eritrean Centre for Media Services (http://www.adoulis.com) and Haroun Adam, who has also written for the foreign-based opposition website, have been held since Monday, according to the Khartoum-based opposition source.

Eritrean opposition groups are banned in neighbouring Sudan.

Agents called both writers to report to the security office on Monday but neither has returned and their phones are off, the source said, asking for anonymity.

French-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranks Eritrea last of 179 countries on its 2011-12 Press Freedom Index. Sudan fares little better, at 170.

Agence France-Presse

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/646b9221-a0c ... 0079d.aspx



Re: Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan

Postby Awash » 26 Dec 2012, 19:49


Sudan detains two Eritrean journalists



New York, December 26, 2012--Sudanese authorities have detained without charge since Monday two Eritrean journalists, Abdalal Mahmoud Hiabu and Haroun Adam, from the Sudan-based Eritrean Centre for Media Services, according to local journalists, family, and news reports.


"We are very concerned about the well-being of Abdalal Mahmoud Hiabu and Haroun Adam," said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour. "We call on authorities to immediately disclose their whereabouts, legal status, and condition."

The journalists' colleagues and family members told CPJ that the two journalists have not been seen since being summoned Monday to Sudan's National Intelligence Security Services for an investigation. Nassir Mahmoud Hiabu said he received a call from his brother, Abdalal, who told him that he was inside a police car and that his phone was about to be confiscated. Abdalal's phone has been turned off since. Nassir has tried to inquire about his brother's situation, but his whereabouts are unknown.

Jamal Osman Hamad, editor-in-chief of Eritrean Centre for Media Services' website, told CPJ that both journalists, who contribute news and opinion pieces to the site, are in Sudan seeking asylum. The Centre analyzes Eritrean news coverage, especially news that relates to the Eritrean opposition; translates it into Arabic; and publishes a biweekly online bulletin and a monthly publication targeting the Eritrean diaspora in Sudan.

Eritrea is the most censored country in the world, according to CPJ research, and dozens of Eritrean journalists have fled into exile over the past decade, many of them to Sudan, where they struggle to fulfill basic needs and risk harassment, detention, and deportation.

Hamad was himself arrested by the Sudanese government for three months last year because of his writing on Eritrea. He was held incommunicado for eight weeks, and no charges were ever filed. Hamad's detention took place less than a week after an official visit to Sudan by Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki in October 2011.

On October 17, 2011, over 300 Eritreans were expelled from Sudan to their home country without their cases being referred to the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information based in Cairo, Egypt. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' 2012 country profile on Sudan confirmed that asylum seekers there are at risk of forced return.
http://www.cpj.org/2012/12/sudan-detain ... alists.php



Re: Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan

Postby Fed_Up » 26 Dec 2012, 20:03


Since when the jihadist terrorists group became an opposition? Alleritrean so called oppostion group s supported by terrorists monitory junta of Ethiopia shouldn't considered as genuine opposition groups.



Re: Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan

Postby Shewit » 26 Dec 2012, 20:05


Awash wrote:Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan
KHARTOUM: Two Eritrean opposition journalists in Sudan have been detained by Khartoum's intelligence service, an Eritrean opposition source said on Tuesday.
Abdalal Mahmoud of the Eritrean Centre for Media Services (http://www.adoulis.com) and Haroun Adam, who has also written for the foreign-based opposition website, have been held since Monday, according to the Khartoum-based opposition source.
Eritrean opposition groups are banned in neighbouring Sudan.
Agents called both writers to report to the security office on Monday but neither has returned and their phones are off, the source said, asking for anonymity.
French-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranks Eritrea last of 179 countries on its 2011-12 Press Freedom Index. Sudan fares little better, at 170.
Agence France-Presse
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/646b9221-a0c ... 0079d.aspx


This is sad news; the Sudanese government has developed strong working relation with HGDF and that has created difficulties on just seeking Eritreans. The best way for prominent Eritreans is to avoid asking asylum in Sudan. The many well established HGDF spies in Sudan do what ever they want including kidnapping opposition members with impunity, as they have the tacit permission of the Sudanese government.
Hence, prominent Eritreans including journalists and those that were serving the thug should prepare ways to go to Ethiopia instead of staying in Sudan.



Re: Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan

Postby Fed_Up » 26 Dec 2012, 20:28


Shewit wrote:[
This is sad news; the Sudanese government has developed strong working relation with HGDF and that has created difficulties on just seeking Eritreans. The best way for prominent Eritreans is to avoid asking asylum in Sudan. The many well established HGDF spies in Sudan do what ever they want including kidnapping opposition members with impunity, as they have the tacit permission of the Sudanese government.
Hence, prominent Eritreans including journalists and those that were serving the thug should prepare ways to go to Ethiopia instead of staying in Sudan.


let alone the jihadist oppostion groups in Ethiopia.....you monitory leaderships are living and operating with our mercy. I mean we are controlling every move those TPLFist are making. Ask your leaderships...there is no safe Heaven for the enemies of Eritrea. Period.



Re: Eritrean journalists detained in Sudan

Postby Awash » 26 Dec 2012, 20:46


Fed_Up wrote:Since when the jihadist terrorists group became an opposition? Alleritrean so called oppostion group s supported by terrorists monitory junta of Ethiopia shouldn't considered as genuine opposition groups.



There is no more jihadist than your shabo tyrant. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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