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Khartoum, Sudan - Sudanese Editor Beaten, Hospitalized After Televised Call For "Normalized Ties" With Israel

Published on: July 20, 2014 12:18 PM
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The editor in chief of Al-Tayyar Osman Mirghani at Khartoum hospital following an assault by masked gunmen on 19 July 2014 (Photo Courtesy Al-Tayyar)Khartoum, Sudan - The chief editor of a Sudanese newspaper was attacked and beaten by an angry mob late Saturday just days after a televised appearance in which he called for “normalized ties” with Israel.

AFP is reporting that Osman Mirghani, editor in chief of Sudan’s Al-Tayar daily newspaper, was taken to Al-Zaytouna Hospital after the mob stormed the paper’s offices Saturday night.

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Friend and fellow journalist, Faisal Mohammed Salih, said about seven gunmen took over the paper’s offices just before Saturday evening’s iftar meal.

“They ordered the journalists to lay down. They collected all the mobile phones and the laptops. They cut all the computer connections,” Salih said.

Salih said the mob then found Mirghani, and “they just started beating him in his head, in his leg, using the guns and the sticks. The way they behaved, they were very organized.”

Salih said he had spoken with an assistant to President Omar al-Bashir who visited Mirghani, and who told him that the journalist was still unconscious.



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 Jul 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM Conscience Says:

Oh so perhaps
it should be the
isreali government
that is to be sued
For inciting the impetus for this violence ?
, cause had he not mentioned "isreal"
then they wouldnt beat him ,
or feel the need to beat him !

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 Jul 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM 5TResident Says:

And now we all know why "moderate" Muslims don't speak up.

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 Jul 20, 2014 at 06:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Hey how come we don't hear a peep out of Obama or ban ki moon condemning this? We can't hear you!!!

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