The actor George Clooney on Sudan
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Clooney calls for pressure on Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

The American actor and political activist, George Clooney, has called for the freezing of assets held by the Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.

Mr Clooney, a United Nations messenger of peace, has just returned from a visit to Sudan.

He said that freezing President Bashir's foreign bank accounts would be an effective way of putting pressure on the Sudanese government.

Jessy Elmurr from BBC Arabic spoke to Mr Clooney and the author and human rights activist John Prendergast.

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  • 14 Oct 2010