I could not bring you better news than to say that the Mexican court has released Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi on grounds of his ptsd. Thank you God for his release, and now I ask that we pray for him, his family, and all who were negatively affected by this wrongful imprisonment. I pray that Mr. Tahmooressi gets the help he needs and despite whatever he has gone through in Mexico that his wounds both spiritual and physical will be healed in Yeshua’s name.
Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
The judge on Friday called for retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si) to be freed because of his mental state and did not make a determination on the illegal arms charges against the Afghanistan veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a Mexican official who had knowledge of the ruling but was not authorized to give his name.
Tahmooressi has said he took a wrong turn on a California freeway that funneled him into a Tijuana port of entry with no way to turn back. His detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns.
“It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in Mexican Jail,” the family said in a statement.