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Reporter Manuel Duran released from ICE custody


Added 07-12-19 12:57:03pm EST - “Journalist Manuel Duran who was arrested by local police and later detained by” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Reporter Manuel Duran released from ICE custody”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Journalist Manuel Duran who was arrested by local police and later detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last year was released from ICE custody, according to his attorneys. 

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) , which has represented him in court, Duran was arrested in April 2018 while covering a protest in Memphis, Tenn., and had spent 465 days in jail. He had previously reported on alleged law enforcement cooperation with ICE. 

He was released from Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama after SPLC and Adelante Alabama Worker Center lawyers sought his bond.

“I feel like I’m reborn,” Duran said moments after his release, according to an SPLC statement. “I am happy for this day. It has been a very difficult time but thanks to God, this is the day I waited for. I am grateful for my team, family, and my community for all the help.”

Gracie Willis, an SPLC attorney, said in the statement that Duran's release is a win for First Amendment rights. 

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