Detained MSF Employee Freed in Bahrain

    A Medecins Sans Frontieres employee detained for weeks by Bahraini authorities was freed uncharged on June 11, the organization said in a statement.

    “MSF welcomes the release of its employee and reasserts that it is engaged in purely humanitarian medical activities in Bahrain, where its team has been present since March 2011,” according to a June 14 statement.

    The employee, Saeed Mahdi, was arrested on May 6. MSF has previously aired concerns over the lack of information from Bahraini authorities regarding Mahdi’s whereabouts.

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