According to recent reports, a judge in Mexico has ruled that jailed U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will be released immediately after spending most of this year behind bars in that country.
Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Franks said the judge released him without making a determination on the charge against him.
The 26-year-old, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder before his arrest in March, has sparked widespread support among Americans demanding his release. Veteran and venerable talk show host Montel Williams has been a vocal critic of his treatment by Mexican authorities, claiming he has had no access to proper treatment for his disorder.
Mexico says he broke the law. His lawyer argued the judge should order his release on humanitarian grounds because Mexico has no experience in treating post-traumatic stress.
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