George Clooney, Arrested at Sudan Embassy, Has Company in Congress - PICTURES

March 16, 2012, 8:13 a.m.

Nearly a week after their ar­rests along­side George Clooney out­side the Su­dan Em­bassy, four House mem­bers learned on Thursday that the Eth­ics Com­mit­tee will not pur­sue any pen­al­ties against them. 

Clooney, a noted pro­ponent of hu­man rights for the Su­danese, was ar­res­ted along with a hand­ful of law­makers in Wash­ing­ton this month dur­ing protests over the coun­try block­ing hu­man­it­ari­an aid, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press

Clooney and the law­makers have com­pany: In April 2009, five House mem­bers were ar­res­ted dur­ing demon­stra­tions at the Su­dan Em­bassy. In 2006, sev­en mem­bers of the Con­gres­sion­al Black Caucus were ar­res­ted.

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