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Trevor Reeds Family Claims He Is Being Deported To A Russian Prison Camp

Trevor Reed, an American jailed in Russia, is being relocated from Moscow to a Russian prison camp, according to his family, but they have no idea where he is headed or when he will arrive.
“Were distraught,” the family said in a statement, pleading with the Biden administration to make his release “a top priority.” They said they are “extremely concerned” about Trevor’s health, noting that he “continues to struggle from mild chest pain after being diagnosed with Covid last month, as well as a persistent cough.”
He had a new Covid test last week and another this week, which leads us to suspect he has Covid again,” they stated.
“He has received almost no medical attention, and we fear that when he arrives at ‘prison camp,’ the situation will be significantly worse,” they stated.
“It’s tough to comprehend how terrible this is for us, especially given that we are unlikely to hear from our son for the next 60 days,” they added. “Our hearts have been absolutely broken by the lost time and separation from Trevor, and we cannot express how horrible this loss has been on our entire family.”
“And as bad as it’s been for all of us, Trevor has undoubtedly taken the brunt of it.”
Our son is innocent, and he will never be able to make up for the time he has lost.
“Prayers for Trevor and for Americans to contact their federal government representatives in favor of their son,” the family wrote. A State Department spokesperson said Friday that they could “confirm that SIZO 5 informed Embassy Moscow that illegally arrested American Trevor Reed is being held.”
Reed was sentenced to nine years in jail in July 2020 for endangering the “life and health” of Russian police officers in an fight after a night of drinking.
Reed and his family have denied the charges, and US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan has referred to the trial as “theater of the ridiculous.” Reed’s appeal was denied in late June by a Russian court.
President Joe Biden claimed that during his June meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, he took up the issues of Reed and Paul Whelan, another American arrested in Russia.
During a press conference following the summit, Biden said, “I mentioned the case of two unfairly imprisoned American citizens, Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed.”
“The detained Americans’ families came up to us, and we talked about them.”
We’re going to follow up on that conversation.
He went on to say, “I’m not going to walk away from it.”
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