UN staff member released after 91 days in captivity in Darfur

A Hungarian staff member of the joint United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been released after spending 91 days in captivity.

Istvan Papp was abducted on 7 October from his residence in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur with two other peacekeepers in a UNAMID vehicle.

The other two staff members managed to escape from the moving vehicle.

UNAMID has welcomed the release of Istvan Papp.

Martin Nesirky, the spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, has more.

“The staff member, a national of Hungary, will be flown to Khartoum and back to his home country as soon as possible. Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative for Darfur, expressed the Mission’s thanks for all who assisted in the safe release of Mr. Papp. And he also called on the Government of Sudan to ensure that all those responsible are quickly brought to justice.”

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