I’m thrilled to announce that our friend and colleague Hao Wu has been freed after five months in prison. We’ve confirmed his release – he’s at home with his family.
There are so many people to thank – everyone who has written about his detention, our friends at Reporters Without Borders, who’ve worked tirelessly for his release, and friends in the US Congress and Senate who wrote letters demaning his release.
I’m getting on a flight to Korea right now – I suspect I’ll know more by the time my plane lands 14 hours later. In the meantime, here’s the update from Global Voices, and from RSF. We’ll fix the badges once I get on the ground to celebrate Hao’s release.