Monday, October 6, 2008

Abdellatife Ismail

Abdellatife Ismail is a human rights activist and the current Executive Director of Darfur Center for Human Rights and Development. He is a member of the Fur Tribe and was the first person in the U.K. to bring news to the West about the atrocities occurring in Darfur. He first fled to London with his wife and children because of the horrific violence that had killed his brother in Darfur. "My village was attacked and more than 73 people were killed. Lots of people are talking about it, but very little is actually being done to protect the people." He told CNN in an interview. He has actively provided information to many media sources in the U.K. and has spoken on the BBC World Service. He has recently attended two sets of peace negotiations for Darfur in Abuja, Nigeria.

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