November 14, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Monday has seized copies of Al-Watan newspaper for the second time within ten days from the printing house without stating reasons.
Journalists working for Al-Watan told Sudan Tribune that the newspaper was likely seized for publishing an interview with the former Vice-President Al-Hag Adam in which he said that the government won’t back down from its decision to lift fuel and electricity subsidies despite the protests.
On November 3rd, Sudanese government lifted fuel subsidies and increased electricity price in a bid to stop the surge in inflation and control the fall of Sudanese pound in the black market.
Several small-scale protests broke out in several towns across Sudan, including the capital Khartoum, Atbara, Wad Madani and Nyala to protest the government decision.
On 6 November, the NISS seized copies of Al-T(...)