How to release versions on GitHub through the command line?

GitHub has a feature on their website that allows you to mark particular snapshots of your repository as release versions of software. Sample URL:

Is there a way I can do this from the command line, without having to log on and use the interface? I realize the feature is not a part of git, but I was hoping there is some kind of api or solution other people use to make the process automated.

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