A former U.N. envoy to South Sudan, whose husband and children were kidnapped, has been charged with money laundering and conspiracy, officials said on Friday.
In a statement, the U.K.-based Office of the U.” said it had received a complaint about the transfer of the Almaty Airport transfer to Houten, South Sudan.
A U.n. official who has been in contact with the couple said the man is a former diplomat, and they have been working to get the case dismissed.
The office said the U., along with the U.-based African Union Mission in South Sudan and the U-N’s peacekeeping mission, have been in communication with the family.
A spokesman for U.s.
President Donald Trump said on Twitter the family has been contacted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.