Sudanese private newspaper Al-Tayyar has faced another confiscation of prints on Sunday by the country’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) for a fifth time in a month.
Chief-Editor of Al-Tayyar Osman Merghani told local media Sudan Tribune that no reasons were given for the confiscation and the company has suffered a financial loss of about $30,000 dollars due to the incident.
Merghani indicated that the NISS earlier expressed their displeasure of some opinion articles published by the newspaper without giving details.
Al-Tayyar and three other newspapers’ publications were confiscated last month after they covered the national strike by opposition groups against fuel subsidy cuts.
Newspapers in Sudan are censored to prevent publication of “inappropriate” news items.
Sudan outlawed a pre-publication censorship law which followed the crackdown of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on newspapers by seizing copies deemed unfit before distribution.