The European Union condemned the arrest of the director of Al Jazeera’s office in Sudan, Al Muslim Al Kabbashi, calling for his release and all detainees. Al Jazeera media network also held the existing authorities responsible for the safety of all its crews in Sudan.
Al-Jazeera network announced – in a tweet this morning, that “a security force raided the house of Al-Muslimi Al-Kabashi,” the director of its office in Sudan, and “arrested him”, hours after demonstrations in which tens of thousands of Sudanese participated in protest against the actions of the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
Security forces arrest an office manager #The island in a #Sudan After his home was raided, the network calls on the authorities to immediately release him and enable its journalists to work without intimidation pic.twitter.com/Endmr9QHfX
– Al Jazeera Channel (@AJArabic) November 14, 2021
The network condemned “this behavior in the strongest terms,” and called on the military authorities “to immediately release the colleague and allow all its journalists to work without hindrance, and enable them to perform their duties without fear or intimidation.”
Al-Jazeera network held the Sudanese authorities “fully responsible for the safety of all its employees working in Sudan.”