Activist Tim DeChristopher, who was jailed for the past 18 months for disrupting a leasing auction for federal oil and gas exploration, has been released from prison. He is due to serve the remaining six months of his sentence at a halfway house in Salt Lake City, reports Deseret News.
Peaceful Uprising, the climate justice organization DeChristopher founded, posted on their Facebook page:
“Obviously his friends, his family, his community is excited to have him back here in a halfway home, but we are going to respect whatever time he needs. We will honor that he is still serving time (until April 2013)”
For more on this story, visit: Climate Campaigner Tim DeChristopher Released From Prison | Common Dreams.