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Sudan Security Forces Arrest Al Jazeera Bureau Chief in Khartoum

Mustafa Afandy Mustafa Afandy
14th November 2021
Sudan Security Forces Arrest Al Jazeera Bureau Chief in Khartoum
Kabbashi was taken into custody after security forces raided his home (Getty).

The Claim

Security forces detained Al-Sudan Jazeera's bureau chief Al Musalmi El Kabbashi.

Emerging story

On Sunday, November 14, several news agencies and social media users started circulating news that Al Musalmi El Kabbashi, Al Jazeera's Sudan bureau chief, was arrested from his residence in Sudan's capital, Khartoum.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar's investigation confirms the widely circulated claim. According to an Al-Jazeera correspondent, security forces raided El Kabbashi's home overnight and took him into custody. 

Speaking on behalf of its journalists and their freedom to do their jobs without interference or fear, Doha-based Al Jazeera, a global broadcaster, released a statement saying: "Al Jazeera strongly condemns the reprehensible military actions and calls on the authorities to release El Kabbashi immediately."

Sudan's security forces have not issued a statement denying or explaining their involvement in the arrest of El Kabbashi.

El Kabbashi's detention came from AJ's constant reporting on Sudan's anti-military coup demonstrations. According to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, at least six people were killed on November 13 when a million people marched in Khartoum.

In addition to El Kabbashi, several journalists and podcasters have been prevented from doing their jobs since the military took control.

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