An aid worker abducted in Sudan last year is suing the U.S.-based nonprofit that deployed her there, accusing the group of willfully ignoring threats to foreigners in Darfur and of failing to adequately train its security officers.
Flavia Wagner spent more than three months in captivity in Darfur before she was freed by local police forces.
In the lawsuit she filed in a New York federal court last week, she alleged that Samaritan’s Purse sent her to the Abu Ajura area in Darfur despite threats of kidnapping and warnings by other non-governmental organizations against traveling in the area, Reuters reports.
The suit also named Clayton Consultants, the crisis management firm that Samaritan’s Purse hired to handle negotiations with the kidnappers. Both Samaritan’s Purse and the firm have yet to comment on the lawsuit, according to Reuters.
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