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Marine Held in Mexican Prison, State Department Does Nothing

Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:58 AM
The three US hikers that were arrested and imprisoned after crossing into Iran were eventually released on "humanitarian grounds". The hikers claimed they were not spies and didn't enter Iran. Iran couldn't prove they were spies. Although this guy was caught with a gun, he did try to declare it. Maybe the State Department is looking into it.
Henry VIII Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 11:03 AM
Only a government operation would let the marine stay chained to a bed for four months. Perhaps if the messiah would stop sticking his nose in places it doesn't belong, and pay attention to his Constitutional duties, this incident would have been over long ago.
Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 11:08 AM
I think Harry R. was supposed to bring this up in the Senate? Wasn't that on the agenda, following the vote about allowing food in a chamber used for viewing "Lincoln"?
AmyDB Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 11:02 AM
Not as of last night.
There is at least two US House members looking into it but they've gotten no help from the State Department.

Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, is being held in a notorious Mexican prison where Zetas gang members hold power. His crime? Declaring an antique shotgun to Mexican officials after registering the gun with U.S. Customs Agents on his way to Costa Rica. Hammar has been in a prison in Mexico for months now and this week, his parents got an extortion call demanding they wire thousands of dollars to the prison. Hammar spoke to his parents on the phone, saying he thought he was going to be killed. Hammar has been tortured during his...