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Clooney Releases Sudan Video

Film documents attacks on civilians
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2012 4:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 16, 2012 6:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – George Clooney has released a video documenting an illegal and dangerous trip to see Sudanese government attacks on civilians first-hand, reports AP. In the video, the actor witnesses what is believed to be a Chinese-made missile being fired at civilians in the Nuba Mountains region of southern Sudan, which could soon face a hunger crisis. Clooney testified before Congress about the situation earlier this week, and spoke with President Obama yesterday.

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The Chinese-supplied rockets "are long-range, ground-launched unguided rockets, and they're being used in Kauda, which is a civilian area," an Amnesty International arms experts says. "They're being used indiscriminately, and that's a violation of international humanitarian law." After meeting with the president, Clooney told reporters that he felt there was "a commitment at a high level" to deal with the situation in Sudan, adding that China's interest in Sudanese oil gives it a reason to help bring about peace in the region. (Read more George Clooney stories.)

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