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.
#BringBackOurMarine Andrew's atty will update in pm as to what we can do to help. Till then let's ask for compassion https://t.co/L7XILDwvPU
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) August 4, 2014
Positive thoughts & prayers 4 Sgt.Tahmooressi as he returns to court today ????#MilitaryMonday #MarineHeldInMexico pic.twitter.com/7G1KBx0HWJ
— Kara (@nevergiveup2004) August 4, 2014
#MarineHeldinMexico TODAY is a big court day for Sgt please pray for him & Share his story http://t.co/7OHIzbDxV3
— Annie Nelson (@theAnnieNelson) August 4, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are w/ Jill & Andrew during his second hearing today in Tijuana. #BringBackOurMarine #MarineHeldInMexico
— Lee Terry (@LEETERRYNE) August 4, 2014
#MarineHeldInMexico Let this man go free. pic.twitter.com/OibvonSI3R
— Pat (@Momma4America) August 4, 2014
RT @SummerAnnHawkes SGT.TAHMOORESSI NEEDS2COME HOME. Period. #MarineHeldInMexico
— 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.
— New Day (@ReporterGreen) August 4, 2014
#MarineHeldInMexico back to prison! Shame on @BarackObama and @JohnKerry for leaving this soldier behind. Bring him home!
— Elaine (@sweetdreamdairy) August 4, 2014
Judge orders Sgt. Tahmooressi back to prison. Bummer, but we kind of expected it. Fight on.#BringBackOurMarine #MarineHeldInMexico
— Jeff Rainforth (@iResistAll) August 4, 2014
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.
— #NeverTrump (@_HughBris) August 4, 2014
Atty for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says #JailedMarine is in much better spirits, much "more optimistic" #MarineHeldInMexico
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 4, 2014
As the wife of a Marine, my heart breaks for him and his family. #MarineHeldInMexico #BringBackOurMarine
— Victoria (@iknowright92) August 4, 2014
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