UPDATE: US citizens detained in Beijing over Tibet protests are released, returning home.

A spokesperson for Students for a Free Tibet tells Boing Boing that the 6 US citizens who were detained last week by Chinese authorities for participating in pro-Tibet protests around the site of the Olympics have been released. The group included videobloggers and artists whose work has previously been featured on Boing Boing. All were sentenced to 10 or more days in jail.
"James Powderly, Brian from Alive in Baghdad, and everyone else all arrive at LAX around 6 or 7pm tonight," says the SFT rep. A group of Tibetan expatriates and pro-Tibet activists plan to greet them at the airport and welcome them home.
Previously: Beijing and Tibet: GRL's James Powderly, Brian of "Alive in Baghdad, 4 other US citizens receive 10-day jail sentence