Lawmakers Say Mexico Close to Releasing Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from Prison

Andrew Tahmooressi has been held by Mexican authorities since March 31. (Photo via WSVN-TV)

Andrew Tahmooressi has been held by Mexican authorities since March 31. (Photo via WSVN-TV)



Pete Kasperowicz
The Blaze

Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday that they believe Mexico will soon release Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine who has been held prisoner in Mexico after he crossed into that country carrying weapons in violation of Mexican law.

Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said he met with Tahmooressi in prison back in June, and has continued to press Mexican authorities for his release. Royce said he made a breakthrough in a talk last week with Mexican authorities about Tahmooressi, who has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“Last week I had a good and productive conversation with the Mexican Attorney General and am confident that a humanitarian release of Andrew will occur very soon so he can start getting better,” Royce said at the start of a House hearing on the matter Wednesday…



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Lawmakers suggest Sgt. Tahmooressi may soon be released from Mexican jail (video)

…“I am mystified that President Obama couldn’t find time, between negotiating with terrorists, to call our ally, the Mexican president, to appeal to him on behalf of our Marine.”…


Sergeant Tahmooressi’s Mother Delivers Passionate Testimony On Her Son’s Continued Detainment (video)

“‘Mom, I tried to kill myself, because the guards and the inmates were going to rape, torture, and execute me for personal information,’” Tahmooressi quoted from her son before the Committee. “‘I needed to protect you.’”


Update: ‘The buck stops … there!’ White House deflects question about Sgt. Tahmooressi



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