JUBA -The United States of America will support journalists who are targeted with litigation as result of their work, U.S Charge d’Affaires, Bryan Hunt said on Tuesday.
Hunt made this promised on Tuesday during his meeting with Ali Farsab, a freelance reporter who was gravely injured and detained by security forces during the November 17th protest.
“The United States strongly support the courageous and necessary work of journalist around the world,” Hunt, Charge d’Affairs at U.S Embassy in Khartoum said in a statement posted on Embassy Facebook page.
On 17 November, Sudanese security forces in the city of Khartoum Bahri Beat, shot and detained Farsab, a reporter for local Independent newspaper Al-Tayar.
Farsab was covering protest against Sudan’s military coup when security forces began beating him, breaking his collarbone and finger, one officer fired bullet that grazed Farsab’s head.
Officers arrested him after beating and held him at Khartoum Bahri’s Murqin Police State and later transferred to hospital where he remained in custody.