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  7/20/2014, Tammuz 22, 5774

Sudan: Editor Beaten For Calling to Normalize Ties with Israel

The chief editor of a Sudanese newspaper was badly beaten, according to Al-Arabiya, for the sole crime of calling for normalization of ties with Israel.

Osman Mirghani, chief editor of Sudanese daily Al-Tayar, was admitted to Al-Zaytouna hospital in Khartoum Saturday night after seven men raided his office and beat him over his pro-Israel views. The attack came shortly after the iftar meal to break the Ramadan fast, a colleague said.