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03/01/2011 05:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bernie Madoff Of Sudan

Adam Ismael, a former police officer who didn't finish secondary school, resides at a villa in Khartoum.

At a time when hundreds of students, journalists, and pro-democracy activists have languished in prisons and "black site" jails as the unwilling and sometimes tortured guests of Sudan's vast security apparatus, Ismael spends his days under comfortable house arrest, with access to servants, satellite television, and his mobile phone.

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