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Salvadoran Journalist Manuel Duran Released from ICE Jail After 15 Months

HeadlineJul 12, 2019

After one year and 100 days behind bars, prominent Latino journalist Manuel Duran was released Thursday from an ICE jail in Alabama. Duran was arrested last year while covering a protest against immigrant detention outside a county jail in Memphis. Duran, who was born in El Salvador, is a well-known reporter on Spanish-language radio stations who also runs the online site Memphis Noticias. Duran was held behind bars for 15 months on a 12-year-old pending deportation order, but last week a federal appeals court ordered an immigration court to reopen his claim that he is eligible for asylum.

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