Saturday, May 12, 2012

Solidarity with Sudanese Journalist and Activist- Faisal Mohamed Salih



Imagine being summoned by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) for two weeks , sitting in one uncomfortable chair inside their premises, sometimes doing absolutely nothing and sometimes watching tv from 10 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.

Imagine forgetting to bring your bottle of water and not having anything to eat or drink all this time. Not even getting to use a bathroom.

I almost cried when Faisal Mohamed Salih, a well-known journalist and an amazing human being that I'm glad I got to know, told me that he was careful when he had a water bottle with him and drank small sips so that the water lasts him the whole day. 

Imagine going to court at least once a month for a period of one year for an article you wrote on Safia Ishaq …for expressing solidarity with a humanitarian case. 

Imagine being detained from your house two days in a row because you refused to show up to the NISS because 1- you have a life and a job 2- you don't want to sit in a chair and do nothing the whole day 3-you are not really being interrogated

Faisal Mohamed Salih is one of many cases that show how Sudan lacks press freedoms and its journalists and writer face ongoing harassment and intimidation.

I urge you all to show solidarity with Faisal Mohamed Salih and come to his trial tomorrow at 12:30 at the Northern Court Complex . He will face trial for an article he wrote on Safia Ishaq.

4 comments:

Desert Nomad said...

Kizzie. I've missed this story in the media. What was the outcome of the trial?

Kizzie said...

Dear D.N.

The case is still in trial. The next session is late June, will let you know

Desert Nomad said...

Thanks Kizzie. Let's hope journalists can work safely in Sudan. I hope justice is done in this case.

Desert Nomad said...

Thank you Kizzie. I hope justice is done in this case.