Sudan’s army to take legal action against ‘insulting’ activists, journalists

A security man stands guard outside Sudan's Attorney General headquarters in the capital Khartoum on June 15, 2020. (AFP)

The Sudanese army announced Saturday that it will take legal action against any journalists or activists who “insult” the institution.

“Legal action will be available against activists, journalists and others, both inside and outside the country,” it said in a statement, adding that an officer specialized in cyber crime has been named.

The military said its “patience is at an end in the face of insults and accusations” aimed at “damaging the army and (Sudan’s) security system.”

For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Sudan has since August been led by a civilian-majority administration presiding over a three-year transitional period, following the ouster in April 2019 of president Omar al-Bashir after months-long mass protests against his 30-year rule.

Read more:

Sudan’s transition gets vote of approval as Western, Arab donors pledge $1.8 bln

Sudan eases coronavirus lockdown measures as economic crisis escalates

Activists regularly accuse the army of having failed to protect demonstrators during the protest movement.

Fresh protests have been held demanding justice for demonstrators killed in clashes with security forces last year.

At least 246 people were killed and hundreds wounded during the 2018-2019 anti-government demonstrations, according to doctors linked to the protest movement.

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Sunday, 19 July 2020 KSA 00:51 - GMT 21:51
Top