MARCH 18 2012 19:01h
Clooney advocates for Sudanese people
Clooney appeared on Fox News Sunday after testifying last week before a Senate hearing about his recent trip to the dangerous border area between Sudan and South Sudan.
Violent civil war has plagued the Sudan since South Sudan became an independent state in 2011.
"What's going on right there is exactly what we saw in the beginning of Darfur," Clooney said in his Fox interview. "The same people, Omar al-Bashir charged with war crimes, Harun, the defense minister, Husain."
"All three men charged with war crimes at The Hague are the same three who are now bombing indiscriminate innocent civilians with Antonov planes with 300-millimeter Chinese rockets," he said. "And so described in the Geneva Convention, that is a war crime. So, that's what they're doing right now."
Clooney was asked if he thought his involvement in the Sudan situation could make a difference.
"Well, you know, I grew up in a family ... that believed that your job was to be involved with your fellow man," he responded. "You have a responsibility to participate in the human condition, one way or another.
"I don't make policy. I can just make it louder."
NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- George Clooney says the targeting of civilians by Sudanese government forces who have driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes is a "war crime."