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Nearly a year in jail, stowaway freed

Judge assails US on handling of deportation

Sunday Agbata, a native of Nigeria, was freed last week after 11 months in jail. He awaits deportation. Sunday Agbata, a native of Nigeria, was freed last week after 11 months in jail. He awaits deportation. (Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff)
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / June 30, 2009

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A federal judge has ordered the release of a Nigerian immigrant who was jailed for 11 months after he was ordered deported, ruling that immigration officials had failed to justify detaining him for so long. (Full article: 589 words)

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