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MSF Relief Worker Released in Chechnya

Amsterdam, February 4, 2001 — This afternoon Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received confirmation that its aid worker Kenneth Gluck, who had been abducted on January 9, 2001, in Chechnya, was released yesterday and is safe.

In a short telephone discussion this afternoon Mr. Gluck confirmed his release. He is now under safe protection of the competent Russian authorities.

The priority for MSF is now to work on a safe return of Mr. Gluck.