Sunday, October 22, 2006

Expelled for Blogging

The Sudanese regime has expelled a UN envoy because he criticized them on his personal blog:

The government of Sudan on Sunday gave the top U.N. official in the country three days to leave, marking the latest hurdle in international efforts to bring peace to the nation torn apart by civil war.

Sudan expelled Jan Pronk, the top U.N. envoy to Sudan, who has openly criticized Khartoum as well as rebel groups on his Web log.

Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave Pronk a letter addressed to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan saying the government was terminating Pronk's mission and setting the timetable for his departure, said Radhia Achouri, spokeswoman for the U.N. mission in Sudan.


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