Monday, December 31, 2007
French Charity Workers Convicted of Trying to Kidnap Over 100 Children in Chad are Sent Home to France
On December 29, 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that 6 French charity aide workers who were sentenced to 8 years of hard labor Chad for trying to kidnap over 100 children were transferred home to France on Friday and jailed shortly thereafter. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Chadian authorities stopped the aid group's convoy with the children, ages 1 to 10, in October. The charity had planned to fly the children to France, saying it was driven by compassion to help orphans in Darfur, the conflict-torn western Sudanese region that borders Chad. They were to be placed with foster families in Europe.
For the entire article, see "Convicted Charity Workers are Returned to France" in the LA Times.