Samir Handal is still being held in Turkish detention despite a court ordering his release. Photo courtesy of Samir Handal's relative

UPDATE: August 12, 2022 

Samir Handal was released from Turkish prison Aug. 3, according to his family. His legal team at Greenberg Traurig LLP facilitated his return back to the U.S., the attorneys said. 

Handal returned to the U.S. the following day.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.