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Doctors Without Frontiers "Outraged" Over Arrest in Sudan


The international aid group Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) says it is outraged by the arrest of its regional head in Sudan over a report accusing Sudanese soldiers and militiamen of rape.

Monday, officials arrested Paul Foreman and accused him of publishing false information for failing to turn over medical records supporting the report. That report says some 400 rape victims identified their attackers as soldiers or members of the pro-government militia.

But Mr. Foreman says he will not violate doctor-patient confidentiality by handing over the documents. He has been released on bail, and authorities told him not to leave the country.

Sudan's Attorney General Mohamed Farid says Mr. Foreman should have submitted the report to the government before publishing it.

If he is found guilty, Mr. Foreman could serve up to three years in prison.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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