Friday, October 27, 2006

Sudan just doesn't care.......

They'll just shoot your ass!


off of boingboing:

Sudan gov. to foreign journos: you're subject to death penalty

Travel tips for happy-fun Sudan!

The government has banned all "journalistic functions" not managed by state officials within its borders, and the penalty for disobeying can be death. Snip from the US State Department's travel advisory website:

The Sudanese Government requires that anyone seeking to enter the Darfur area, or to take photographs or perform other journalistic functions anywhere in Sudan, must obtain a special permit. This includes journalists, photographers, and other press/media employees (...)

Failure to possess the appropriate travel documents and permits can result in the traveler’s arrest and detention for multiple crimes, including illegal entry, publication of false information, and espionage. If convicted, sentences range from deportation to life in prison or the death penalty.

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