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Sudan: Opposition party newspaper confiscated

On Sunday, Sudanese security forces confiscated issues of Al-Maydan, the bi-weekly mouthpiece of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP). According to the newspaper, this is the sixth time in the last four months that copies have been confiscated.

Sudan: Newspapers halt publication in protest at state censorship

Two independent Sudanese newspapers, al-Maidan and Ajras al-Hurriya, are halting publication in protest at government censorship. Whilst Ajras has had its distribution blocked since Wednesday, al-Maidan has been barred from circulation three times already this month. The government has stepped up censorship in the wake of anti-government protests which started