EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: AFR 54/16/94

Distr: UA/SC

26 April 1994

Further information on UA 84/94 (AFR 54/05/94, 3 March 1994) - Fear of Torture/ Legal Concern

Sudan:Mutasim Mahmoud, journalist

Amnesty International has learned that Mutasim Mahmoud, news editor of the independent Sudanese daily newspaper Al-Dudani al-Doulia, was released on

19 April 1994.

His release came the day after two other journalists from the same newspaper, Ahmad Ali Bagadi and Mutwakil Abdel Daff'eh, were freed from detention (see UA 141/94, AFR 54/12/94 of 8 April 1994 and follow-up AFR 54/14/94 of 19 April 1994).

No further action is required on behalf of Mutasim Mahmoud. Thank you to everyone who sent appeals.