March 14, 2009
Doctors Without Borders Hostages Have Been Rescued
Three foreign workers for Doctors Without Borders are safe after two days of being hostages. The Italian Foreign Ministry has yet to talk to any of the hostages.
reports that official word has come from the kidnappers and the Sudanese authorities that the three hostages are free and unharmed. A Sudanese staffer
was also with the foreign workers when they were released.
No further details are being provided from the Sudanese Foreign Ministry.
The ministry asked for a news blackout on the kidnapping on Friday while the officials worked on their release.
While it is not known who the kidnappers are on Thursday North Darfur’s governor said they were bandits looking for a cash ransom.
More news will follow as it becomes available.