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Geneva, July 14, 2008 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is shocked by the judgment rendered today by Switzerland's highest judicial body, the Federal Tribunal, which rejected the arguments of MSF in a kidnapping ransom case.

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Geneva, May 27, 2008 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the relentless attitude of the Dutch government, which has pursued the organization in courts since July 2004. The Netherlands demands that MSF reimburse the government for ransom paid to free Dutch citizen Arjan Erkel, MSF head of mission who was held hostage for 600 days in the northern Caucasus and was released in April, 2004.

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Geneva, February 27, 2008 — The Court of Justice of Geneva returned a verdict today in favor of Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a three-year-long legal case brought against MSF by the Dutch government. The Court of Justice of Geneva unequivocally rejected the appeal submitted by the State of the Netherlands against the verdict of the Court of First Instance, which had already dismissed all of the Dutch Government’s claims on March 15, 2007.

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New York, December 20, 2007 — People struggling to survive violence, forced displacement, and disease in the Central African Republic (CAR), Somalia, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere often went underreported in the news this year and much of the past decade, according to the 10th annual list of the “Top Ten” Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories, released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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September 7, 2004 - A team from MSF delivered emergency medical supplies to the health authorities in Beslan, North Ossetia. At the beginning of the hostage crisis, MSF contacted the health ministry to offer support and quickly supplied a number of items, including four medical kits containing dressing materials, endotracheal tubes, catheters, iv fluids, and other materials.

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Nazran/Moscow, October 3, 2003 - On Wednesday, October 1, authorities in Ingushetia closed Bela Camp, which housed up to 3,500 displaced Chechens, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is only the most recent step authorities have taken in implementing a strategy of closing down camps for displaced people in Ingushetia, a Russian Republic neighboring Chechnya.

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Moscow/New York August 11, 2003 - Chechen civilians continue to face increasing pressure to leave Bella camp, a displaced persons tented settlement that is gradually being emptied in Sleptovskaia, Ingushetia, a Republic of the Russian Federation. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnessed today that only 930 people remain in the camp. Statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showed that 3,200 people were living there in January and 1,430 at the end of July.

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Doctors Without Borders Welcomes News; Demands More Be Done to Secure His Release

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Russian authorities unwilling to assume their responsibilities

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Moscow, February 5, 2003 -- Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed the recent declaration by the European Union (EU) calling for the release of Arjan Erkel, head of mission for MSF's medical relief programs in Dagestan, who remains missing after nearly six months.

MSF welcomes the public statement made on January 31 in Brussels by the Presidency of the EU calling for the "immediate and safe release" of Arjan Erkel kidnapped in Dagestan, a republic of the Russian Federation bordering Chechnya.

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