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U.S. government pleased with Erlinder release from Rwanda prison

The United States welcomed Thursday the decision by the High Court to grant bail to its national Peter Erlinder.
In the Daily Press Briefing of June 17th, the Acting Deputy Department Spokesman, Mark C. Toner, declared:
We would just like to say we’re pleased with the Rwandan court today – that the Rwandan courts today granted Mr. Erlinder an unconditional release on medical grounds. U.S. Embassy officials were present at the hearing and contacted Mr. Erlinder’s family immediately.

This release comes following comments from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the Erlinder issue on June 14th.

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