Sudanese journalist charged with ‘waging war’

A leading Sudanese journalist is facing a lengthy prison term after being charged with “waging war against the state”. The National Press Council’s lead attorney has brought charges against Al-Haj Ali Warrag, after the opposition party member advocated an election boycott in an opinion piece published in the independent newspaper Ajras al-Huriya on 6 April. Speaking to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Warrag said that the case was “political persecution and nothing to do with the law”.