Sudanese security forces have arrested the bureau chief of Qatari-based Al Jazeera TV, the network said Sunday, a day after the latest crackdown on anti-coup protesters left at least six dead.
Among those killed were two teenagers, according to a medics’ union.
Five were shot dead, while one died from “suffocation by tear gas”, the medics said, who have recorded a total of 21 killed since the coup almost three weeks ago.
The army’s October 25 power grab has derailed a transition to full civilian rule, sparked international condemnation and provoked regular protests.
The European Union on Sunday called on the junta “to return to the path of a fair and open dialogue with civilians”, demanding “the release of all detainees including journalists” arrested since the putsch.
Sudan has a long history of military coups, enjoying only rare interludes of democratic rule since independence in 1956.
“Security forces raided the house of Al-Musalami al-Kabbashi, the Al Jazeera bureau chief in Sudan, and detained him,” the network said on Twitter without elaborating.