Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Joshua Wolf released from custody

Joshua Wolf, a freelance journalist & blogger, was released from federal custody today after serving for 226 days for contempt for "refusing to obey a subpoena to turn over his videotape of a chaotic 2005 San Francisco street protest during the G-8 summit."

Notes David Kravets of the Associated Press:
A freelance videographer walked out of federal prison Tuesday after spending more time behind bars than any other journalist for refusing to testify to a grand jury.

Joshua Wolf, 24, in a deal with prosecutors, posted online the unaired videotape that he had refused to give federal authorities, defense lawyer David Greene said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who had jailed Wolf for 226 days, had approved his release earlier in the day.

"Joshua Wolf has complied with the grand jury subpoena," prosecutor Jeffrey Finigan said in court papers filed Tuesday.
You can read Mr. Wolf's blog, and watch the video for yourself, here at The Revolution Will Be Televised.

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