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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Journalist charged in Sudan: 'spying' and 'false reporting'

"Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune was charged in a Sudanese court Saturday with espionage and other crimes."
Paul Salopek, 44, was charged in a 40-minute hearing with espionage, passing information illegally and writing "false news," the Tribune reported on its Web site. His driver and interpreter, both Chadian nationals, faced the same charges.

The three men were arrested August 6 by pro-government forces in the war-torn province of Darfur, the paper said. Salopek was working on a freelance assignment for National Geographic magazine during his arrest. [continue reading]
How is the world supposed to know about different situations and crisis' without reporters? Or is this the problem you face, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's? Is the truth that terrible? YOU BET IT IS.

If you would like to read the whole article even though that link will take you to CNN's site, please go here. They never seem keep the story up for very long. I do not wish to deprive you of this news.

We must scream it from the rooftops. We must do all that we can. One thing you could do is go to Washington, DC and participate in the rally for Darfur, Sudan. It is going to be held on September 9, 2006, and the other one is to be held on September 17, 2006 in NY City. Please go to Jay's site for further information. You may also reach him here.

Please help these people in Darfur. It is almost to late, but not yet. By helping them, maybe we can free this reporter? Let us pray...

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