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Sudan: CFJ condemns arrest warrant against journalist in Kordofan, calls for respect for press freedom

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Press release

Geneva – June 12, 2024

The “Committee for Justice” (CFJ) has condemned the issuance of an arrest warrant by the senior prosecutor of West Kordofan State, Sudan, against journalist Emad Abdel Hadi and 49 others, who include political and civil leaders in the town of An-Nuhud in the same state.

Abdel Hadi and the others face criminal charges under laws related to “crimes against the state, inciting war, aiding the enemy, and undermining the constitutional order.”

The Sudanese Journalists’ Union has rejected the arrest warrant against Abdel Hadi, warning authorities against using the law to silence, intimidate, and terrorize journalists.

CFJ expresses its full solidarity with Sudanese journalist Emad Abdel Hadi and calls on the authorities to revoke the arrest warrant against him. The committee urges respect for press freedom and an end to the targeting of journalists for their work.

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