Sudan refuses to drop charges against aid workers

[JURIST] Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Sudan refused on Wednesday to drop charges against two members of Medecins Sans Frontieres [Medicine Without Borders, advocacy site]. The two had been arrested and investigated [BBC report] for allegedly "spying, publishing false information, and destabilizing Sudanese society" in connection with an MSF report [text] about hundreds of rapes in Darfur [Wikipedia backgrounder]. The UN expected that the charges would be dropped [Reuters report] Tuesday, but a government official said they still stand. Reuters has more.



 

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