Our #MarineHeldInMexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, was returned to his cell following a hearing on Monday, Day No. 127 of his imprisonment. At the hearing, defense attorney Fernando Benitez questioned four border officials who were involved in Tahmooressi’s arrest on weapons charges March 31, when he took a wrong turn into Mexico with three U.S.-registered firearms in his truck.
Benitez asserts Tahmooressi’s civil rights were violated because he was not provided a translator to adequately explain why he was being arrested. He also alleges the 26-year-old Marine was held at the port of entry, where he crossed from San Ysidro, Calif., for more than eight hours before being transported to the federal police headquarters and formally charged with the Mexican federal crime of bringing weapons and ammunition used by the military into the country. He was not charged with weapons trafficking.
The case could go on for months.
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— Conservative Cathy♥ (@catwahler) August 4, 2014
#MarineHeldInMexico jail since March has gotten no help from POTUS while we have taken in 60,000 illegals based on his call to come.
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Keep praying for Sgt Tahmooressi #MarineHeldInMexico we need him home!
— Conservative Cutie (@AgingRepublican) August 4, 2014
#MarineHeldInMexico still and Obama can't remember to help in any way. Obama is despicable.
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