Sudan issues arrest warrants for 38 journalists, activists

Sudan issues arrest warrants for 38 journalists, activists

Authorities in Sudan have issued arrest warrants for 38 journalists and activists amid a crackdown on government critics.

Reports say those indicted include journalists and electronic activists, including 28 others residing outside Sudan.

According to State Security Prosecution the warrants were issued on charges of “incitement” and spreading “false news”, local media reported.

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The warrants were also tendered under articles 66, 69 and 77 of the Criminal Code and Article 17 of the Cybercrime Act, Sudan TV Sudania 24 said.

The channel also pointed out that the legal articles are related to “incitement, public disturbance, dissemination of false news, disturbing peace and public tranquillity, and distorting the reputation of natural and corporate figures”.

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