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The correspondent of the Agency of Sputnik Muhammad al Fatiha beaten with batons in the Sudanese capital Khartoum while covering the situation in the country, where in April there was a military coup, reports RIA Novosti.
According to the journalist, the attack was made by the military police, which is part of the quick reaction force. He was beaten while covering the situation in the capital and the cleaning of barricades and barriers on the bridge Nimr.
He noted that one of the soldiers with the force snatched from the hands of mobile phone thrown to the ground and broke. This group of five military hit him with sticks on the head and body. The reporter explained that the military ignored his statement that he was a journalist, which performs the assignment.
In mid-April, the army of Sudan carried out a coup in the country after protests that lasted four months. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of the incumbent President, who was in power for 30 years. The protesters appealed to the military with a request to shift Omar al-Bashir.
The country had arrested more than 200 representatives of the former government of Sudan, including functionaries of the former ruling party “national Congress”. Former President Omar al-Bashir after the overthrow was in his residence, and then was transferred to a maximum security prison in Kobar, Khartoum.
In July 2017, the correspondent of the Arabic edition of the Agency Sputnik Sarah Noureddine and accompanying military came under fire in the West of the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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