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October 18, 2011

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"Two Mexicans who had been detained and charged with terrorism and sabotage after being accused of posting messages on Twitter and Facebook have been released without charge. Local journalist, María de Jesús Bravo Pagola (known as Maruchi) and teacher Gilberto Martínez Vera were released on 21 September without charge after the state governor ordered the … Continued

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"Two Mexicans who had been detained and charged with terrorism and sabotage after being accused of posting messages on Twitter and Facebook have been released without charge.

Local journalist, María de Jesús Bravo Pagola (known as Maruchi) and teacher Gilberto Martínez Vera were released on 21 September without charge after the state governor ordered the prosecution to be ceased.

Both María de Jesús Bravo Pagola and Gilberto Martínez Vera expressed gratitude for the support received from the international community and pressure put on the authorities from activists from all over the world.

No further action required. Many thanks to all those who sent appeals."