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Mia Farrow, John Prendergast and Osman Hummaida featured in press briefing on Sudan election by human rights organizations

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Mia Farrow, John Prendergast and Osman Hummaida featured in press briefing on Sudan election by human rights organizations

Posted by Enough Team on April 13, 2010

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Contact:
Jonathan Hutson, the Enough Project, 202-386-1618, jhutson@enoughproject.org
Mame Annan-Brown, Genocide Intervention Network, 347-564-2936, annan-brown@genocideintervention.net
Andrea Clarke, Save Darfur Coalition, 202 460 6756, andrea@savedarfur.org
Julia Thornton, Humanity United, 650-587-2030, jthornton@humanityunited.org
Susan Morgan, Investors Against Genocide, 617-797-0451, susan@paxcommunications.org

Please note: Link to audio tape of call will be available at approximately 1 PM ET. Photography and broadcast quality recent b-roll from IDP camps are now available for general use a http://media.savedarfur.org/save-darfur-media-epk-download and http://www.flickr.com/photos/savedarfur/sets/72157623816650366/. Photography of Monday’s student protest at the State Department is available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/genocideintervention/sets/72157623715411721

ADVISORY: Mia Farrow, John Prendergast and Osman Hummaida featured in press briefing on Sudan election by human rights organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to provide journalists with timely commentary on the latest developments in the pivotal Sudan elections, leading human rights organizations have launched a series of press briefings hosted by Sudan Now, a campaign led by several of the participants. Wednesday’s call will include Mia Farrow, actress and Sudan advocate; John Prendergast, Co-founder of the Enough Project; and Osman Hummaida, Executive Director of the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, a group that has been tracking violations of electoral procedure and incidents of irregularities committed by the National Elections Commission (NEC) and officials present at polling centers.

Sudan Now’s press calls are being held each day this week at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The calls are largely devoted to questions from journalists after very brief opening statements from the guest speakers. Additional organizations participating in Wednesday’s call include the Save Darfur Coalition, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network, and Investors Against Genocide.

According to the Sudan Now campaign, the current implementation of the U.S. policy on Sudan has not addressed a number of extremely concerning developments including clear indications that the national election is neither free nor fair, ongoing government attacks that have killed hundreds and displaced thousands in recent months, and ongoing obstruction by the Government of Sudan in access for aid workers and UN investigators to Darfur.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 14 through Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (daily)

WHO:
Mia Farrow, Actress and human rights advocate
John Prendergast, Cofounder, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress
Osman Hummaida, Executive Director, African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies
Sam Bell, Executive Director, Genocide Intervention Network
Eric Cohen, Chairperson, Investors Against Genocide

DIAL IN NUMBER:
US/Canada Dial-in #: (877) 210-8943 – Conference ID # 68487901
Int'l/Local Dial-In #: (706) 902-0621 – Conference ID # 68487901

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Sudan Now is a campaign led by a group of anti-genocide and human rights advocacy organizations committed to bringing meaningful and lasting peace to Sudan and encouraging strong American leadership and action to achieve this goal. The campaign challenges President Obama and top U.S. administration officials to live up to their promises to take strong and immediate action to help end the international crisis in Sudan and bring a lasting peace to Sudan’s people. Organizations participating in the campaign include Humanity United, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network, Stop Genocide Now, and Investors Against Genocide.