Ex-Black Panther freed after 43 years in solitary confinement

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Chicago (AFP) – A former Black Panther activist who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement was freed from a US prison after decades of legal battles to prove his innocence.

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Albert Woodfox is the last of the “Angola Three” activists to taste freedom in a case which provoked outrage among rights groups.

Sole 1aA federal judge had ordered Woodfox’s unconditional release in June in a strongly-worded ruling that barred any further trial on charges of murdering prison guard Brent Miller.

Woodfox twice managed to overturn his conviction for the…

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