November-December 2007, La Red
After nearly 20 years in U.S. supermax prisons, Yu Kikumura, political prisoner, Japanese anti-imperialist and lifelong supporter of the liberation of Palestine, was released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody on Wednesday, April 18th. He is a Japanese citizen and therefore will be transferred to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in Denver, Colorado. Yu has waived his right to a deportation hearing and anticipates his deportation to Japan soon after April 18th. Friends, family and supporters in Japan have celebrated his return, however, his future in Japan is unclear. The NBHRN congratulates Yu on his victory and celebrates the return to his community and family after over 20 years of imprisonment in the US.