Sudan Seizes Runs of 10 Newspapers After Sexual Assault Story

Sudan confiscated issues of 10 major newspapers on Sunday, in response to reports they carried on sexual assaults on children in Sudan, newspaper editors and a security source said. The newspapers had published a story on Sunday based on a speech by an activist who said rape and sexual harassment were common on vehicles taking children to school. Employees of the newspapers told Reuters security forces had entered the newspapers' printing presses late Sunday night and early Monday morning to confiscate the entire print runs of Monday's editions. Security services have cracked down on press and political freedoms after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir won another term in elections last month, analysts say.