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Sudan Campaign: Series of Deliberate Arrests Continue to Draw Attention to Sudan Crisis

( [email protected] ) Jul 21, 2004 07:56 PM EDT

On Tuesday, three more activists from the Sudan Campaign were arrested in front of the Sudan Embassy in Washington, seeking to draw attention to what many human rights groups are calling a "genocide."

Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D-Pa.), his wife Francesca Hoeffel, and comedian, now activist, Dick Gregory join a series of high-profile arrests which began on June 29. Of those arrested included Bob Edgar, General Secretary of National Council of Churches, which has 50 million members.

The Sudan Campaign described itself as the "direct action effort of a coalition of organizations working on behalf black Africans in Sudan that have suffered violence and slavery at the hands of their government."