Sudan: Journalist threatened with murder

A Sudanese editor has received a death threat following the publication of an article critical of the country’s president, Salva Kiir.

Dengdit Ayok, vice-editor of the English-speaking newspaper The Destiny, was arrested and detained for two weeks for publishing a news story on the marriage of the president’s daughter to an Ethiopian. The article was deemed unethical by Sudanese authorities, who also said the newspaper continued publishing “isolated topics that should not be published for the public”.