Photo: Spying Charge Brought Against "Geographic" Reporter in Sudan



U.S. reporter Paul Salopek (center) confers with his attorneys Omer Hassan (near right) and Mohammed Ibrahim Hamid (far right) in the Sudanese court where he was charged with espionage and other crimes on Saturday, August 26, 2006. Salopek's interpreter, Suleiman Abakar (far left), and driver, Idriss Abdulrahman (near left)—both from neighboring Chad—were also charged.

A foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, the Pulitzer Prize winner was on a freelance assignment for National Geographic magazine when he was arrested in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

(Both National Geographic News and National Geographic magazine are parts of the National Geographic Society.)

Photograph by Candace Feit/Reuters


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