KONY 2012 co-founder Jason Russell, who sky-rocketed into notoriety two weeks ago when his documentary chronicling the war crimes of African rebel leader Joseph Kony went viral, caused enough more a media firestorm last week when he was arrested on the streets of San Diego, naked and apparently having some sort of breakdown!
However, despite rumors that this was alcohol or drug-fueled, his family has released a statement, claiming that he was actually suffering from 'brief reactive psychosis,' for which he is still seeking treatment.
The statement reads:
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We've just learned that Rwandan citizen Joseph Mpambara has been sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
The Hutu citizen had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he had been acquitted on "war-crimes charges."
We're pleased to report that prosecutors appealed that decision, and they won, which has resulted in a war-crimes conviction and a lifetime in prison for Mpambara.
The horrible man was found
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Okay, so maybe things didn't go so well when George Clooney tried to play a hero in Batman & Robin, but now it looks like he's getting a second chance in real life.
Yesterday, a group founded by George Clooney announced that it's teaming up with Google, a U.N. agency, and anti-genocide organizations to launch "satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month."
Here's what Clooney had to say about it:
"We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we're watching, the world is watching. War criminals thrive in the dark. It's a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight."
We wish U the best of luck with your peacekeeping efforts, George!
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