Journalist Kidnapped by NISS
Somia Hundosa, a Sudanese journalist and activist went missing on Monday 29 October 2012.
Hundosa moved to Egypt recently with her husband and children, before her husband’s death a year ago. After her sick daughter passed away, Hundosa came to Sudan to spend the Eid holiday with her family.
A few days ago, she informed her family that officers from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) were calling her and asking her to come to their offices at Shendi stop in Khartoum North. She also reported to them that a red visto car was following her.
On the night of 29 October, she left her house to buy food from a nearby store. Shortly afterwards, her sister received a call from her and heard Hundosa telling people, “let me tell my family” before the line cut off.
Hundosa did not come home that night.
The next day, her nephew received a text message saying that “Hundosa is in detention since yesterday”.
“Her Facebook account was hacked a number of times,” said the family member.