KHARTOUM - The Sudanese Journalists Network (SJN) has strongly condemned the prolonged detention of Abdelrahman Warab, a journalist with Sudan News Agency (SUNA), by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) for the sixth consecutive month.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the network decried the RSF’s “arbitrary and illegal” arrest of Warab last June, highlighting the lack of any legal justification for his detention.

According to the syndicate, Warab’s family has been unable to establish contact with him or obtain information regarding his whereabouts. Expressing deep concern about the potential for torture, SJN said Warab’s case could constitute an enforced disappearance, given the RSF’s failure to disclose his place of detention.

Since the outbreak of the war between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the RSF, journalists in Sudan have faced assaults, threats, enforced disappearances, and detentions, by both Military Intelligence and the RSF.