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Sudanese Journalist Brutalised

 - Sunday 1 April 2007.

Dear Brothers and sisters,

I would like to inform you all that I was arrested and detained for the last (5) days Saturday 24th March and released on Wed 28th March 2007. I was arretsed at 8:00 PM by Security and handed over to Sudan Armed Forces(SAF) officers, later to Security intelligience and later on to different groups where I was blind-folded and taken to five different locations and later on to Omdurman-North Prison.

I was released when the Atorney General for Omdurman North cancelled the court case filed against us(Article 130) from Sudanese laws-criminal case or participation in massive killing. I was proved innocent by the investigation committee.

I went there(Muhandisin) area in Omdurman to cover the event that you all know. I wanted to balance the story by getting "Accurate and Balanced" information. I ended up in prison, beaten, insulted, humiliated etc...! Details to you later.

Only that I am following up the case of my equiptment which were confisicated by te security till now. The Sudan Radio Service Manager is now in Khartoum following the issue from here. He came together with EDC(Education Development Center), Africa Regional Director. Things are moving well and I will keep you informed.Thanks to everybody for your prayers and concern.

I have no phones now because they are with the confisicated property (people)! Once recovered,I will update you on same. I thought it was good to write this message myself to all of you.

God bless you all!Amen!

Nichola Dominic Mandil,
Khartoum Bureau Producer,
Sudan Radio Service, a project of Education Development Center(EDC), with support from United States Agency for International Development(USAID).

Listen to SRS on: www.sudanradio.org