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Gross government violations of the press and journalist rights.



THE SUDAN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION -- CAIRO

November 20, 2008 -- The Government of Sudan is required to respect the right of the Press and the right of all journalists to attend Parliament sessions, in general, and those sessions scheduled to pass a new law of the press and publications to govern journalist work and their relations with the authorities. The government prevented unlawfully hundreds of journalists from attending the National Assembly session on the new law on Monday November 17th. Harsher prevention by police and security forces disassembled peacefully protesting journalists outside the parliament space, then arrested and detained de·tain  
tr.v. de·tained, de·tain·ing, de·tains
1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.

2. To keep in custody or temporary confinement:
 78 protestors. These acts and others inviting the abstention ABSTENTION, French law. This is the tacit renunciation by an heir of a succession Merl. Rep. h.t.  of three English papers and seven Arabic journals from publication constitute a flagrant violation of the Interim Constitution and the parliamentary traditions that allow journalists to cover parliamentary sessions in the press. The Sudan Human Rights Organization is deeply concerned with the repressive environment the government has been spreading over the public life throughout the last three years in the course of implementing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (2005) prior to the upcoming 2009 elections. The Organization has repeatedly condemned the government's insistent violations of journalist rights and public freedoms. We have been asking the government, to no avail, to end the unlawful security interventions that obliterate o·blit·er·ate
v.
1. To remove an organ or another body part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.

2. To blot out, especially through filling of a natural space by fibrosis or inflammation.
 journalist columns, restructure printed news, and confiscate To expropriate private property for public use without compensating the owner under the authority of the Police Power of the government. To seize property.

When property is confiscated it is transferred from private to public use, usually for reasons such as
 whole papers, in addition to arbitrary arrests, heavy fines, and possible terms of imprisonment Imprisonment
See also Isolation.

Alcatraz Island

former federal maximum security penitentiary, near San Francisco; “escapeproof.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]

Altmark, the

German prison ship in World War II. [Br. Hist.
 by the notorious Press and Publications Law. As we welcome the Assembly's approval of the National Elections Commission, SHRO SHRO Sudan Human Rights Organization
SHRO Sbarro Health Research Organization (Wayne, PA)
SHRO Sexual Harassment Referral Officer
 asks the Government to abide by To stand to; to adhere; to maintain.

See also: Abide
 all provisions enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the National Interim Constitution, especially those concerned with the freedom of the expression and the right to peaceful assembly to prepare the national elections' process prior to the actual voting in 2009.

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Date:Nov 22, 2008
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