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Marine Tahmooressi is released from Mexican jail
Marine Tahmooressi is released from Mexican jail

A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a Marine held behind bars since April 1 on weapons charges. Lawyers for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, a reservist who served two deployments to Afghanistan, had argued that his arrest at the San Ysidro border crossing was improper and that he needed immediate treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder from his combat experiences. The judge said in his order that the case was dismissed and that Tahmooressi was granted "absolute freedom." He ordered the release on humanitarian grounds without making a decision on Tahmooressi's guilt or innocence. Mexican prosecutors did not object to the move. “It is...

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