Dutch lose medical charity case

The Dutch government has lost a second legal case against medical charity Medecines Sans Frontieres over a €1m ransom paid to rescue aid worker Arjan Erkel from gunmen in Dagestan.

The Netherlands has not only lost its appeal to claim €770,000 back from the charity, but must pay MSF’s €230,000 share of the ransom and legal costs, a court in Geneva decided.

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