Happy news indeed!

Jan’s brother, Andy, was released from detention today. He boarded a plane out of Abuja, Nigeria, earlier this evening and is currently en route to Frankfurt. He should be home in New York tomorrow afternoon.

Jan and I are both very grateful for all of your efforts on Andy’s behalf. Thanks so much for your communications with senators (ten of whom issued a public letter to the Nigerian president today calling for Andy’s release), congressional representatives, people in the media, and the U.S. State Department. Every e-mail and phone call helped, I’m sure.

6 Responses to “Happy news indeed!”

  1. Jennuon 09 Sep 2008 at 10:59 pm


  2. MACon 09 Sep 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Wonderful news!

  3. anemotison 10 Sep 2008 at 12:24 am

    Thank Goodness! I know that everyone is counting the minutes until he is safe and sound on US soil.

  4. dfs0716on 10 Sep 2008 at 5:14 am

    So happy to see this update! I hope you’re all able to get together very soon.

  5. Pshortenon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:32 am

    I’m so relived to read this – did the folks he was with get out as well?

  6. Imperatrixon 10 Sep 2008 at 8:39 am

    How great! I hope his translator was freed as well.