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Get Andrew Tahmooressi out of Mexico

An American is being held in Mexico without cause. And it's unclear what the U.S. government is doing to get him out.

Andrew Tahmooressi is Innocent

  • Tahmooressi has been held in a Mexican jail since March 31 after accidentally making a wrong turn into Mexico with three guns in his vehicle.

    Tahmooressi has said he was beaten and chained to a bed by Mexican guards in jail, but told Van Susteren that since then, conditions in the prison have significantly

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    improved.

    “The guards are friendly and I have everything I need and I’m taken care of pretty well,” he said on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

    Tahmooressi said he is “very lonely,” but is keeping busy by exercising, reading and praying. He also said he gets to make phone calls in the morning and evening. (source)
  • For more than a month, a U.S. Marine and Afghanistan war veteran has been held in a Tijuana, Mexico, prison, fighting for his release after being charged with a crime he says he did not commit. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi said he accidentally crossed into Mexico around 10 p.m. on March 31 with three personal firearms while on his way to meet friends in San Ysidro, California.
Tahmooressi, 25, had recently moved to the area to get treatment for his post-traumatic stress disorder and was "essentially living out of his truck," his mother, Jill, told CNN.
He is currently being held in the La Mesa penitentiary in Tijuana on a weapons charge and awaits a May 28 court date, according to the Mexican attorney general's office.
"I accidentally drove into Mexico with 3 guns ... a rifle (AR-15), a .45 cal pistol and a 12 gauge pump shotgun with no intensions (sic) on being in Mexico or being involved in any criminal activities," Tahmooressi wrote in a statement of innocence to U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter. "I have rights to all 3 weapons. They are under my name ... Please help me." (source)
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