Charges dropped against two Dutch aid workers in Sudan

[JURIST] Medecins San Frontieres [NGO website] said Monday that the Sudanese government has dropped charges [MSF press release] against two aid workers accused of publishing false information in a report detailing widespread rape [PDF text] in the volatile Darfur region. The group received word Sunday that the charges were dropped when a notice was issued by the Sudanese Justice Ministry stating that no action would be taken against medical workers Paul Foreman and Vincent Hoedt. The Sudanese government continues to deny that it adopted an organized and widespread policy of rape during the conflicts among rebels, government forces, and tribesmen. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of Sudan. AP has more.



 

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