‘Angola 3’ inmate, Albert Woodfox finally regains his freedom

The longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history, Albert Woodfox, has walked free in Louisiana after 43 years. Mr. Woodfox was the last of a group known as the “Angola Three” for their decades-long stays in isolation. He had been there since April 1972 for the murder of a prison guard.… Read More ‘Angola 3’ inmate, Albert Woodfox finally regains his freedom

China releases, expels Swedish human rights activist

   China has expelled Swedish human rights advocate Peter Dahlin, who had been detained for three weeks and made what his organization described as an “apparent forced confession” on state television. A spokesperson for the Swedish embassy in Beijing confirmed Tuesday that Dahlin had been released from detention and expelled from the country but declined… Read More China releases, expels Swedish human rights activist

Kidnapped Vanguard columnist, Donu Kogbara, released; describes her encounter

Donu Kogbara, Vanguard columnist, looked calm as she spoke to journalists who rushed to her residence as news of her release by kidnappers filtered into Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, on Saturday morning. The state Police Commissioner, Mr Musa Kimo, was probably her first visitor about 6:30 am when Sunday Vanguard got there. It was… Read More Kidnapped Vanguard columnist, Donu Kogbara, released; describes her encounter