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Mia Farrow Offers to Be Held in Sudan
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Mia Farrow Offers to Be Held in Sudan

Aug 6, 7:47 PM (ET)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Actress Mia Farrow has offered to give up her freedom so that an ailing Darfur rebel leader can get safe passage out of a hospital, according to a letter the celebrity activist wrote to Sudan's president and posted Monday on her Web site.

Suleiman Jamous, a moderate who has been a key link between Darfur rebels and aid workers in the war-torn Sudanese region, needs to leave the country for further medical care, Farrow said in the letter to President Omar al-Bashir, dated Sunday.

Jamous, suffering from abdominal problems, has been at a U.N. hospital outside Darfur. The U.N. has said he is free to leave, but he fears arrest or government reprisals if he does.


Humanitarian workers considered Jamous the leader who could best guarantee the safety of aid convoys, which often come under attack in the region. Activists also say Jamous could help restart negotiations between rebel groups and the government after last year's peace deal largely failed to end the violence


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