Free Clooney, Arrest Bashir.
Recently, Sudan activist and actor, George Clooney, was arrested at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. for trespassing on what is officially Sudanese territory. He was, with other activists and Congressman McGovern, protesting the Government of Sudan’s attacks on innocent civilians by bombing, shooting, raping, and starving them — in Sudanese territory, the Nuba Mountains of Southern Kordofan.
Clooney had just arrived from crossing into Sudan from Southern Sudan, risking his life, so that he could be a witness and bring attention to the horrors and the looming humanitarian catastrophe in the Nuba Mountains. The man that is ultimately responsible for these attacks, and for what the U.S. has declared genocide in Darfur, is the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, who is indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
Clooney was handcuffed and arrested — for trespassing. Omar al-Bashir is living in a mansion and travels with full honors to other countries as the President of Sudan — for the worst crimes that can be committed against other human beings.