Bipartisan senators urge State Department to designate American teacher as 'wrongfully detained' in Russia
A group of nine bipartisan senators called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to immediately designate an American teacher sentenced to 14 years in Russian prison as "wrongfully detained," a classification that would allow the US government to undertake active diplomatic efforts to secure his release.
Senators call for State Department action in case of American teacher imprisoned in Russia
A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the State Department to take action in the case of Marc Fogel, the American teacher who is currently imprisoned in Russia. In a letter to Secretary of S…
Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for State Dept to Label American Teacher Imprisoned in Russia as 'Wrongfully Detained'
A bipartisan group of senators is asking the State Department to do more to try and secure the release of American teacher that is currently imprisoned in Russia.The teacher, Marc Fogel, 61, was arrested in Russia in August 2021 after trying to enter the country with 17 grams of medical marijuana.Fogel was subsequently sentenced to 14 years in a Russian penal colony for violating their drug laws and has already been imprisoned for over a year.Th…
US Senators Urge Wrongful Detention Label For Case Of Teacher Detained In Russia - Letter
A bipartisan group of US Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday urging the senior Biden administration official to issue a wrongful detention designation in the case of Marc Fogel, a US citizen working in Russia as a teacher before being sentenced on drug charges
Rubio, Casey, Colleagues Push to Designate Marc Fogel’s Case as ‘Wrongfully Detained’
Marc Fogel, a U.S. citizen who has been detained in Russia for more than a year, was given a disproportionate 14-year sentence at a maximum-security penal colony for committing a low-level offense. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to determine that Mr. Fogel should be treated as a “wrongfully or unlawfully detained American” under the Robert Lev…