Hollywood movie star and activist George Clooney said in an interview published Thursday that he spends most of the money he makes from Nespresso coffee commercials on keeping a satellite over the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
The aim of the satellite is “to keep an eye on Omar al-Bashir,” the Sudanese president indicted for genocide and war crimes in Darfur, Clooney told The Guardian.
Bashir “puts out a statement saying that I’m spying on him and how would I like it if a camera was following me everywhere I went and I go ‘well welcome to my life Mr War Criminal’. I want the war criminal to have the same amount of attention that I get. I think that’s fair,” Clooney told the newspaper.
The actor is one of the founders of the Satellite Sentinel Project, a partnership between the Enough Project, a Washington-based anti-genocide advocacy group, and DigitalGlobe, which operates three commercial satellites and provides geospatial analysis.
Clooney uses Nespresso ad money ‘to keep an eye’ on Sudan president