Briton Freed in Nigeria and Public Rallies for Captured Journalist in Iran

A British man who was taken hostage by Nigerian militants seven months ago has finally been freed. Robin Hughes, an oil worker, was captured by The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) along with 26 other workers. All the other hostages were released months ago, except for Matthew Maguire who is still being held captive. Hughes appeared to be uninjured, Sky News.

The public is now working on helping free American journalist Roxana Saberi, the woman being detained in Iran for “spying.” President Obama commented earlier this week, saying he was deeply disappointed in the situation, but as America has no diplomats in Tehran, they can do little to help. The website Free Roxana is updating the situation frequently and we recommend you follow Free Roxana on Twitter.

Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, and a handful of other nations have all joined the U.S. in boycotting the U.N.’s upcoming race summit. The U.S. announced earlier that they would not attend because they fear it will become an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel forum, BBC News.

Read our earlier update of the man charged with the deaths of 5 young children in Texas.

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