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Charges Made in Darfur 'Adoptions'

Charges Made in Darfur 'Adoptions'
Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for the six officials of a French non-governmental organization charged with attempted kidnapping in Chad, following their Oct. 25 arrest while trying to airlift 103 children they claimed were Darfur orphans. A total of 16 European nationals will stand trial for involvement in a case that Chadian authorities initially condemned as an illegal money-for-adoption scheme praying on child refugees from war-torn Darfur. If convicted, the six French child aid workers could face 20 years of hard labor in the bizarre affair — which has created an atmosphere of suspicion and hostility towards other NGOs working to protect victims of violence in Darfur.
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