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Sudan: CFJ condemns killing of journalist by “Rapid Support Forces” in Al-Jazira State, demands accountability

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Press release

Geneva – June 12, 2024


The “Committee for Justice” (CFJ) has condemned the killing of journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed by Rapid Support Forces militias in Sudan during their attack on the village of Wad Al-Noora in Al-Jazira State.

Makawi, who worked for the Sudan News Agency, had sought refuge in Wad Al-Noora with his family amid the ongoing conflict, where he met his tragic end.

CFJ expresses deep sorrow over the death of Sudanese journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed, emphasizing the crucial importance of protecting journalists during crises, as mandated by both Sudanese and international laws.

CFJ calls for a transparent and swift investigation into the events in Wad Al-Noora and the killing of Makawi, urging accountability for those responsible to prevent

impunity. CFJ also urges all parties involved in the Sudanese conflict to cease targeting journalists for their professional work.

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