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Clinton seeks release of American in Nigeria

On the heels of a similar letter sent by Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) yesterday, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has sent one today to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about journalist Andrew Berends, who is being held by Nigerian authorities. The letter does not mention Samuel George, Berends' translator, but George is also in police custody.

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Thanks very much to CPJ for your attention. Readers should take a look at the Andrew Berends blog at