All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sudan’

Christian Death Row Conviction Overturned

A woman in Sudan who stood convicted of apostasy and sentenced to die has now been freed. According to MSN, the Saudi state news agency SUNA announced in a release that 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, who was to have been hanged within the next two years, will not be put to death after all. We first told you about Meriam Ibrahim …

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George Clooney Engaged to International Lawyer Amal Alamuddin

Actor and human rights activist George Clooney is reportedly engaged to international lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Rumors started swirling Saturday when Clooney and Alamuddin were spotted having dinner at a Malibu, CA restaurant with Clooney’s longtime friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Observers reported that Alamuddin was wearing a “huge ring” on her left ring finger as the two couples dined …

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20-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning in Sudan

A 20-year-old woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death for adultery and is being held in Khartoum. Intisar Sharif Abdalla was sentenced by Ombada criminal court on April 22. Lawyers and activist groups are condemning the sentence, saying it is in violation of international standards of justice. Many think that Sudan may implement a stricter adherence to sharia, or …

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George Clooney Speaks To Reporters

As George Clooney was escorted to a secret service van after being arrested in Washington D.C. during a protest outside of the Sudanese Embassy today, he made a couple of comments on the matter while speaking to the press: Clooney told a reporter for The Daily Caller that he didn’t mention his planned protest to President Obama during their meeting …

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George Clooney, Father Arrested

Actor George Clooney and his father Nick were arrested outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. today. (image) According to reports, Clooney, along with several of his activist colleagues were hauled off in handcuffs on Massachusetts Ave, after failing to comply with three verbal warnings. The protest concerned Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s provocation of a humanitarian crisis and the …

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Google Joins Effort To Deter Violence In Sudan

An upcoming election in Sudan is widely expected to be marked by violence, but thanks to the actions of Google, Harvard, the UN, and a group called Not On Our Watch, it’s possible the situation won’t get too bloody.  In an effort to discourage hostilities, the organizations have banded together to support satellite surveillance of Sudan.

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Google May Offer Services In Cuba, Iran, Sudan

It looks like Google may be ready to wade into another controversial censorship vs. availability of services situation.  A high-ranking corporate representative has welcomed the U.S. Treasury’s decision to allow the exportation of online communications tools to Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.

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