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“We Can Assassinate You at Any Time” — Journalists Face Abduction and Murder in South Sudan

theintercept.comRead part one of this series here.

H alone with his two dogs, relaxing one night in March, when his cellphone rang. The man on the other end of the line asked a simple question: “Do you know that we can assassinate you at any time?”

In seconds, the line went dead.

Harassment is nothing new for Hakim. The 30-year-old has been questioned by national security operatives many times. But none of those experiences was quite like the assassination threat.

“This last one was really serious,” he says, with understatement.

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