- U.S. Marine is on a nine-year jail sentence in Russia.
- He had ended a hunger strike after a week, having suffered health complications.
According to a message provided by his family, a former U.S. Marine is on a nine-year jail sentence in Russia. They said he had ended a hunger strike after a week, having suffered health complications.
Trevor Reed, a university student from Texas, was sentenced last year for endangering the lives of two police officers in Moscow while he was on a drunk visit in 2019. He denies the charges, and the US calls his case a “theatre of the absurd”.
His family said last week he had begun a hunger strike to protest against the alleged violations of his rights. The prison service denied he was not eating food.
In November. 15 comments shared by his family on Tuesday, Reed said he had ended the strike on the morning of November. 9, after having refused food and drunk only water since the evening of November 3.”Prison staff were aware of my hunger strike. They asked me on video each day if I wanted food, and I denied it. They didn’t weigh me or give me any medical check,” he said.
Reed agreed he had a cough, headache, congestion, mucus in his lungs and back pain and that a doctor had given him vitamins. He said he would be shifted from his cell to a punishment jail on Monday.
The family member said: “Trevor’s new complaints about his health are showing up, and it’s very obvious authorities are not taking it seriously.
Reed and Paul Whelan, an American jailed in Russia on spying charges, but he denied.
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