George Clooney To Testify At Senate Hearing On Sudan
Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:17 AM PDT

gclooney011012_01_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - George Clooney will speak at a hearing of the U.S Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday, where he will testify about the current situation in Sudan. As part of a panel entitled Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity, the A-list actor will touch on rising tensions since the South's secession last July.

The Descendants star founded the Satellite Sentinel Project in 2010, which uses satellite technology to watch for conflict and rights abuse issues remotely. The split between the nations was brought about due to Sudan's continued aggression and human rights violations.

Clooney traveled to Sudan to witness first-hand the damage brought on from president Omar Al-Bashir's continued attacks on the nation's people and the inevitable war that ensued.

Clooney told the CFR Tuesday: "We saw that very specifically happening on two occasions: rape, starvation, and lack of humanitarian aid. They're scaring the hell out of these people and they're killing, hoping and trying to get them just to leave."

Clooney has long been an activist for the cause. He runs the Not on Our Watch organization, which seeks to spread awareness and end the killings. He has made multiple trips to the war-torn nation and risked his health and safety to end the genocide.