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Medical charity is expelled from Darfur

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1225 (Published 22 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1225
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

This month’s expulsion of the medical aid organisation Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde) from South Darfur has been widely condemned.

A number of local staff members were arrested by local security officers early this month, and the group was expelled on 17 February, in a move reminiscent of the expulsion of 13 charities in March 2009 that occurred immediately after President Omar al Bashir’s indictment for war crimes by the International Criminal Court in the Hague (BMJ 2009; 338:b985, doi:10.1136/bmj.b985).

Abdul-Hamid Musa Kasha, governor of South Darfur state, said, “We have expelled the French non-governmental organisation Doctors of the World because we have information indicating …

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