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Omahans Rally To Free U-S Marine

 
Omahans Rally To Free U-S Marine

Outside the Mexican Consulate near 74th and Farnam Wednesday morning, about a dozen Omahans rode their motorcycles and staged a rally.  They held signs that urged Mexico to free U-S Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who was arrested on weapons charges three months ago.

Tahmooressi says he made a mistake when he drove his truck from California into Mexico and had no way to turn around.

He was in possession of three guns he legally purchased in the United States, but are against the law in Mexico.

During Wednesday morning's rally, the group met with the Mexican Consulate and received a update.  Rebecca Patlin says they were told that the Attorney General in Mexico is looking into the matter and making sure due process is followed.

Patlin says they were also assured that the lines of communication will remain open. 

A spokesman for Congressman Lee Terry released this statement late Wednesday morning.  "Both Congressman Terry and a colleague are working directly with Sgt. Tahmorresi's lead attorney in Mexico, to submit, as evidence in the Mexican courts, a letter that demonstrates bipartisan political support in the United States."

The statement also says  "Congressman Terry is frustrated and believes it's unfortunate that the Obama Administration chose to negotiate with the Tablian to bring home someone who deserted their post but has thus far, not shown any public support for a Marine who served his country honorably."

 

  

 
 
 

"Both Congressman Terry and a colleague are working directly with Sgt. Tahmorresi's lead attorney in Mexico, to submit, as evidence in the Mexican courts, a letter that demonstrates bipartisan political support in the United States. Congressman Terry is frustrated and believes it's unfortunate that the Obama Administration chose to negotiate with the Tablian to bring home someone who deserted their post but has thus far, not shown any public support for a Marine who served his country honorably."

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