Friday, September 08, 2006

Richardson Secures Release of Journalist in Sudan

from left to right: Calvin Humphrey, the Governor’s foreign policy advisor, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and President Omar al-Bashir at the President's residence in Khartoum.

Well, I knew he would be successful, because he is a great diplomat and a well respected man.

The "adult in the room" has scored the release of detained journalist Paul Salopek, his translator, and his driver.

Richardson said, “The successful end to this unfortunate episode is a victory for journalism and a free press. Most important, these three men will return home safely to be with their families, friends and colleagues who were relentless in their appeals to have them freed."

Way to go Governor!

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