Hussein al-Kholaji

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Sudanese authorities detained al-Khojali, editor of the daily Alwan, which is close to the opposition Popular Congress Party of Dr. Hassan al-Turabi, less than two months after he was released from detention in September.

Local journalists said al-Khojali was originally detained in September along with several other members of the Popular Congress Party after authorities alleged that the party had engineered an attempted coup. Sudanese journalists said that al-Khojali was detained because he wrote an article disputing the Sudanese government’s version of the alleged coup plot.

Local journalists also told CPJ that Sudanese authorities detained al-Khojali again in November after he continued to write articles that criticized the government. It is not known where al-Khojali is being held.