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Sudan Drops Charges Against Aid Workers

Sudan has dropped charges against two medical aid workers accused of spreading false information in a report alleging widespread rape in the troubled Darfur region, the organization said Monday. A spokesman for Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, said the Sudanese Justice Ministry issued a notice Sunday that it was halting all action against the two workers, a Briton and a Dutch citizen. The notice said the two were providing badly needed humanitarian aid in Sudan. Paul Foreman and Vincent Hoedt were arrested three weeks ago after the international medical aid organization released a report saying it had firsthand testimony from hundreds of rape victims in the western region, where an estimated 180,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in two years of conflict. Full Story

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