Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tents of Hope for Darfur/Tentes de l'espoir pour le Darfour

Reminder: the Tents of Hope gathering in Washington, DC, 7-9 November 2008. Please check here for updates. Darfur Peace & Development Organization will be the beneficiary of the tents & will participate in all activities.

Painting a tent in Philadelphia is the courageous journalist Al-Ghali Yahya Shegifat, also president of the Association of Darfur Journalists. Al-Ghali was released from a notorious Sudanese "ghost house" earlier this month. His "crime" was reporting the truth about Darfur. The Darfur Alert Coalition led an international campaign for his release & he has reunited with his sister, Suad Mansour (a member of the Philadelphia Darfur Alert Coalition).

Lire l'histoire ici en français "Un journaliste détenu au secret."

Despite death threats, Al-Ghali continues to speak out about the genocide in Darfur. He will speak about the plight of Darfuri political prisoners on Saturday, 8 November. Please check for updates.

Thank you so much. Merci beaucoup.

GG's editor

[photo by Susan Burgess-Lent/DPDO]