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Team Darfur Member to Carry U.S. Flag at Olympics  07/08-2008 10:00  (Bloomberg)
A Sudanese-born runner who is a member of an athletes group critical of China's policies toward Darfur was chosen to carry the U.S. flag in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

Olympics: Activists Barred From Games By Chinese Government  07/08-2008 09:56  (Washington Post)
The Chinese government on Tuesday revoked the visa of 2006 Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek, effectively barring the speedskating champion and social activist from attending the 2008 Beijing Games.

Human Rights Activists Trumpet ICC Actions on Darfur  07/08-2008 09:55  (Voice of America News)
Human rights activists say Sudan's allies and trading partners, such as China, are obligated to re-evaluate and adjust their dealings with Khartoum, now that the International Criminal Court has given notice of possible genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.

UN raises concern over Sudan's Darfur rebel trials  07/08-2008 09:54  (Agence France-Presse)
The United Nations on Thursday voiced concern over trials in Sudan that sentenced to death 30 alleged Darfur rebels for an attack on the capital and urged Khartoum to abolish capital punishment.

Olympics: Mia Farrow hits out at giving Games to China  07/08-2008 06:46  (Yahoo! News Australia)
Farrow hits out at giving Games to China 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - - My - [New User? ] Motor Motor s BEIJING 2008 : Mia Farrow hits out at giving Games to China AFP - August 7, 2008, 8:16 pm US actress and Darfur activist Mia Farrow Thursday hit out at the International Olympic Committee for awarding...

COUNTDOWN TO BEIJING Human rights issues take center stage as Olympics near  07/08-2008 02:49  (LA Times)
China is pressured by athletes, spectators and the U.S. to improve its record on Darfur and Tibet.

HELENE ELLIOTT Thanks to Lopez Lomong, it's good to believe in the Olympics again  06/08-2008 19:16  (LA Times)
The Sudanese refugee and 1,500-meter runner is chosen by fellow athletes to carry the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony.

Indicted Sudanese president seeks help from rivals  06/08-2008 15:34  (Yahoo News USA)
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Rivals of Sudan's president are pressing him to make concessions at home and abroad in a bid to ward off international charges he ordered genocide in Darfur, a case they fear could wreck peace efforts and even plunge the country into civil war.

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