It’s been more than two months since US Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested and thrown into a Mexican prison for accidentally crossing the border with three registered firearms in his truck. Since Sgt. Tahmooressi’s arrest, the Obama White House has been relatively silent. Now a White House petition has garnered over 100,000 signature, which is enough to force the White House to respond.
Tahmooressi, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, said the treatment from the Mexican prison guards has worsened sense his failed escape. He says the guards stripped him, chained him to a bed, and beat him so many times in the face that he felt his jaw fall out of place.
A State Department official said they have raised concerns with Mexican authorities about his treatment.