Thursday, September 11, 2008

Confirmed: Andrew Berens Coming Home

Andrew Berens has been released and is returning the the US. The website says
From what we understand, Samuel George, Andrew’s translator, and another man who was detained with him are returning to the State Security Service (SSS) tomorrow. We hope that they will be fully cleared then. International journalism relies on the work of such trusted friends as Samuel, and we ask you to check in tomorrow to learn of their status. If there’s more we need to do to help them, we will be the first to let you know.
Senators Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer of New York lead the efforts calling for Andy's release; Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Robert Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and John Kerry (D-MA) all responded quickly calling for Andy's release. Note that all these Senators are Democrats. Not one Republican stepped forward.

This is not over. Thank you for spreading the word.

4 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Not one Republican? I'm shocked.

DivaJood said...

Randal, I did not mean to upset you like that.

FranIAm said...

That is great news.

And it is not over, indeed.

DivaJood said...

FranIAm, any time a journalist, or filmmaker, goes into the Niger Delta to record what's going on there, they are at risk.