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Mauritania - Aaron Yoon released from prison

    July 23, 2013

    Amnesty International has confirmed that Aaron Yoon was released from prison in Mauritania on July 23, 2013 and remains in that country at this time. 

    While it is expected that he will return to Canada in the near future, Amnesty International has no further details as to when or how that will occur.

    A Mauritanian appeal court ruled on Sunday 14 July that Aaron Yoon, a Canadian from London, Ontario should be released from prison.

    Mauritanian officials had launched the appeal seeking to have Aaron Yoon’s 2-year sentence increased to ten years. The court instead reportedly reduced his sentence to 18 months, noting that he has now served that amount of time and should be released from prison.

     

    For further information contact John Tackaberry, Media Relations               

    (613)744-7667 #236 jtackaberry@amnesty.ca