Mia Farrow to go on Hunger strike: Ethiopians are Encouraged to Join – Los Angeles Chronicle

April 28th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Mia Farrow is to go on hunger strike as an “expression of outrage” over the ongoing Darfur crisis in Sudan. War criminal Melese Zenawi says “this is not a humanitarian crisis in Darfur and an outrage is unnecessary.” (more…)

Mia Farrow is to go on hunger strike as an “expression of outrage” over the ongoing Darfur crisis in Sudan. War criminal Melese Zenawi says “this is not a humanitarian crisis in Darfur and an outrage is unnecessary.” The American actress and humanitarian campaigner will begin her fast on Wednesday next week and hopes her actions will spur US President Barack Obama and other world leaders into action.

Writing on her website, the 64-year-old star of Rosemary’s Baby said: “I am preparing for a hunger strike. On April 27th I will begin a fast of water only in solidarity with the people of Darfur and as a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation.” The Sudanese government recently expelled around a dozen aid agencies from within its borders, including Oxfam and Médecins Sans Frontières, after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the country’s president, Omar al-Bashir, on suspicion of war crimes.

Miss Farrow said: “I undertake this fast in the heartfelt hope that world leaders who know what is just and right will call upon the government of Sudan to urgently readmit all of the expelled agencies or otherwise insure [sic] that the gap is filled, giving aid workers unimpeded access to the populations before they begin to die in numbers that could dwarf the Rwandan genocide.” She signed off: “I hope human rights advocates and citizens of conscience around the world will join me in some form of fasting, even if for one day. And when I can no longer continue, I pray another will take my place, and another – until finally there is justice and peace for Darfur’s people.” Miss Farrow is the former wife of Frank Sinatra and the conductor André Previn.

Her 12-year love affair with Woody Allen broke up when she discovered he was having a relationship with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.

  1. Alula
    | #1

    Thank you Mia!
    We all remember what happened in Rwanda in 1994. In Rwanda 800,000 people were killed within one hundred days. They could have been saved, but nobody came to their recue. After the GENOCIDE in Rwanda, the world said we would not tolerate this event to happen again “Never Again”. But unfortunately GENOCIDE is happening again in Darfur.

    In Darfur more than 400,000 people have been killed, thousands of women have been raped, and millions displaced by Criminal president Al-Beshir. So we should not give time for the criminals like Al-Beshir and Meles and we should not allow GENOCIDE to happen AGAIN and AGAIN. Silence will help the criminals not the genocide victims.

    Thanks Mia!

  2. Peace
    | #2

    What is the point the Darfur issue was not just created by Bashir, it was created by the West to break Sudan apart for the reason of oil. How come Mia doesn’t have hunger strike for 5 million Congolese who died? Western Media comes up with news and everybody follows without questioning and who is involved and how? The pirate issue is the same. Ethiopians instead of butting in Darfur should struggle for Ethiopia’s democracy and get rid of Weyane! Yalbelanen Anikek

  3. is it necessary
    | #3

    is it necessary to mention:
    “Her 12-year love affair with Woody Allen broke up when she discovered he was having a relationship with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.”

    why smear unnecessarily?

  4. yikerbelen
    | #4

    peace, I do agree compeletely with you. The westren nation doesn’t care about africa’s children, but they do care about africa’s un finishable natural resources.If really the west consideres the africa’s people as the part of the world’s population, british could invite Melese naziawi in the G-20 meeting.because melese has washed his hand with un known number sof human being’s bloody. He has committed unforgettable crime against somalians in somalia, ethiopians in ogaden, awassa, gonder, addis ababa,gambella and he is directly responsible for the ethnice cleansing every where.If the west including USA do not have a courage to take melese to an internatioinal court for his crime against innocent somalians and ethiopians, They do not have any moral ground to tak about bashir, and the westren countries concern is very clear, they need sudan’s oil and they want to create more small countries from the womb of greater sudan as they did with ethiopia.

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