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Sudan wants MSF head (Issues Warrant for Head of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres)
Business Day & Reuters ^ | 30 May 05

Posted on 05/31/2005 6:48:51 AM PDT by xzins

Sudan wants MSF head

Reuters

KHARTOUM – Sudan has issued a warrant for the arrest of the country head of aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for publishing a report on hundreds of rape cases in Darfur, the attorney-general said yesterday. “We have issued a warrant for the arrest of the head of the organisation after speaking to the [governmental] Humanitarian Aid Commission,” Mohamed Farid, Sudan’s attorney-general, said. He said it was for publishing a false report on rapes in the Darfur region in March.

MSF Holland released the report in March, saying its doctors working in Darfur had medical evidence of about 500 rape cases over a period of about 4 1/2 months in the region in the throes of a rebellion in its third year. Sudan denies there is widespread rape in Darfur. The country director of MSF Holland, Paul Foreman, said he had not yet received the warrant. Farid said they had to serve it to him personally and had not found him at the office as yet to do so, but they were waiting for him to return.

Farid said the authorities had asked MSF Holland several times for the evidence on which the report was based, but the agency had refused to provide this. Therefore, they came to the conclusion that the report was false. He added Foreman would not remain in jail but would be released on bail pending the trial. But he would not be allowed to leave the country.

“If they don’t give us the medical documents, we will send them to the criminal court [on the charge of] publishing a false report which harms the general peace,” he said. He added the maximum penalty would be three years in jail.

Foreman said he could not violate the confidential doctor-patient relationship respected around the world by giving the authorities the medical documents. “The reports and the victims of rape are both very real and we continue to do our medical work in Darfur,” he said.

Tens of thousands have been killed in the fighting in Darfur and more than two million forced from their homes to makeshift camps around the region. Reports of rape are widespread in the conflict, and a UN-appointed commission of inquiry found evidence of mass rape during the conflict.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borders; doctors; dwb; msf; rape; slavery; sudan; without

1 posted on 05/31/2005 6:48:54 AM PDT by xzins
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Foreman said he could not violate the confidential doctor-patient relationship respected around the world by giving the authorities the medical documents. “The reports and the victims of rape are both very real and we continue to do our medical work in Darfur,” he said.

Islamic societies also kill women who have had sex out of wedlock.

2 posted on 05/31/2005 6:49:51 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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Damn infidels trying to mess up "our system"


3 posted on 05/31/2005 6:50:47 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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“If they don’t give us the medical documents, we will send them to the criminal court [on the charge of] publishing a false report which harms the general peace,” he said.

There is "general" peace in Sudan? Seems the charge could be fought on that claim alone. I wouldn't give them the documents either...those 500 women would be sure to "disappear".

4 posted on 05/31/2005 6:51:51 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: 2banana

Who said all of the Rape victims were women? Maybe that's what Islamic sensibilities fear?


5 posted on 05/31/2005 6:52:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: xzins

And if the raped women were Christian, then no crime was committed. Raping a non-Muslim is considered a good deed in the eyes of Allah. After all, non-Muslim women are lower than property and are considered mere objects in Islam and deserve to be punished. Remember that that is how Muslims view our Christian wives and daughters here in the U.S..


6 posted on 05/31/2005 6:53:53 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: xzins

As if we needed more proof of their idiocy.


7 posted on 05/31/2005 6:54:19 AM PDT by hershey
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While I'm cynical about Darfur, I also have to admit that Doctor's without Borders has mouthed off before without proper evidence. They are as libby as can be.


8 posted on 05/31/2005 6:58:02 AM PDT by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: xzins

Mr Foreman had better be very careful.

I suspect the Sudanese want to demonstrate the activities Mr. Foreman has reported upon his posterior.

"It wasn't rape, it was intercourse without landing clearance". - Police Chief Ungawa Imbeziwawa Mogohobobugaziuto


9 posted on 05/31/2005 7:01:11 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Children's classic songs updated for Islam "If you're happy and you know it, Go Kaboom!")
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To: hershey; Chieftain

Ok, and now ......here it comes....."The Outrage and Protests of all the MODERATE MUSLIMS "!

uh, sure is quiet.
Well, ok. They're the "good" Muslims, the "moderate" ones, my "neighbors". I better shut up so I don't alienate them.
After all...we sure don't want to lose their support.

If there was one Muslim Freeper who would speak up in this forum I would be surprised.


10 posted on 05/31/2005 7:02:40 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: xzins

It serves MSF right. They have been apologists for the muslims for a number of years. Maybe this will be a good slap up-side the head for them when they wing up being forced to grovel to us for help in this matter.


11 posted on 05/31/2005 7:09:57 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Frumious Bandersnatch

Agreed.


12 posted on 05/31/2005 7:11:43 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: xzins

MSF feels free to issue statements without evidence. Just take our word for it. They don't have that kind of credibility. Of course when the argument is "did to...did not" between MSF and Sudan there isn't much credibility on either side.


13 posted on 05/31/2005 7:19:30 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: xzins

My guess is that he is now looking for safe "borders" to hide behind.


14 posted on 05/31/2005 7:24:55 AM PDT by bella1 (red county, blue state)
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To: massgopguy

Do you mean this; Arab masters rape Sudan slave boys http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?Article_ID=28304


15 posted on 05/31/2005 7:33:20 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: xzins

This is out of islamic Sudan who condones murder of Christian missionaries. The govt wants to cover up its atrocities.


16 posted on 05/31/2005 8:18:57 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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That's my read on this, too. Other relief organizations will be next for various forms of not being able (willing) to fully document any accusations they make.

Salvation Army, Shepherd's purse and other missionary groups should be on the alert.


17 posted on 05/31/2005 8:23:58 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini
If that story doesn't take all. A bunch of savage, backwards, "religious" rapists who are nothing more than a bunch of fudgepacking fags.

Sick!


18 posted on 05/31/2005 8:32:30 AM PDT by rdb3 (One may smile and smile and still be a villain.)
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To: lilylangtree
If there was one thing I could change about Islamic teachings it would be that the word liberals or liberal would have to be substituted for women.
19 posted on 05/31/2005 9:12:07 AM PDT by jec41 (Screaming Eagle)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
If there was one Muslim Freeper who would speak up in this forum I would be surprised.


Gotta watch them also..they try to bait you into a discussion about your racist ways.
20 posted on 05/31/2005 3:05:37 PM PDT by BayouCoyote (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: xzins

Well, if Sudan says this guy is a criminal, then he must be guilty. After all, isn't Sudan on the UN Human Rights tribunal? And everyone knows it's the US that is the main human rights abuser in the world. So, Mr. Foreman, report to jail - with your toothbrush.


21 posted on 05/31/2005 3:29:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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