Why should we worry (like George Clooney) about war crimes in Sudan? Because the weapons used were made closer to home than you might think
By AIDAN HARTLEY
16:00 EST, 7 April 2012
07:25 EST, 13 April 2012
The military hardware that led to 14-year-old Daniel Omar’s horrific injuries started life closer to home than you might think
George Clooney is arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington in an attempt to gain world attention to the ethnic cleansing that is going on in the Nuba Moutains of Sudan
Under the glare of Sudan’s sun, a toddler points skywards at the metallic aircraft.
Shouts of ‘Antonov!’ go out and everybody runs for cover in the mountain caves. The plane banks left in front of the sun, so it’s hard to make out, but the drone of the engines grows louder.
Then come the thundering roar of explosions. I stagger out of my trench with the urge to run – to get anywhere safe. Terrified children look up at me; one has wet herself in fear.
These bombings are a daily event in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. George Clooney visited the region last month, and on his return to the U.S. got himself arrested on the steps