HUMAN RIGHTS

Jolie Wants Sudanese President Punished

Writing for Newsweek on Human Rights Day, actress and activist Angelina Jolie exhorts the Obama administration to bring justice to Sudanese leaders who are responsible for the country's ongoing genocide. "Even if justice is delayed," the Oscar winner writes, "it must never be denied." Though Jolie says she supports the White House's "willingness to engage diplomatically, even with regimes we abhor," she criticizes the vagueness of its statements, and implores the administration to "explore ways to bring [Sudanese President Omar] al-Bashir to justice, even as it encourages stability in Darfur." For Jolie, who co-chairs the Jolie-Pitt Foundation with boyfriend Brad Pitt, "holding perpetrators of mass atrocities accountable is the best way to ensure justice today and peace in the future. Sudan is the place to start."