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Civil War and Slavery in the Sudan

Featuring Francis Bok and Special guest moderator Jok Madut Jok

Friday, March 15, 2002
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM10367 Bunche Hall

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Francis bok, a native of Sudan, was captured during a militia raid, strapped to a donkey, and taken north to Kirio when he was only seven years old. For ten years, he lived as a family slave until in 1996 he fled to a nearby town. There, he was imprisoned for two months until a truck driver helped him get away and eventually reach Khartoum, the capital. In Khartoum, security forces jailed him for seven months, upon release he escaped to Cairo. In 1999, the United Nations resettled him in North Dakota. Mr. Bok is now an Associate at the American Anti-Slavery Group in Boston. Mr. Bok has testified before the senate committee on Freign Relations, C-SPAN as well as at the Boston Freedom Award ceremony.


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