The Reed family are unable to confirm multiple claims by Russian authorities regarding their son Marine’s medical condition.
The family of imprisoned former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed of Texas released another statement regarding the well-being of their son.
The Reed family said they had not received proof of life from Russian authorities since Friday, April 1, when he last spoke to his girlfriend by phone. Since then, they said they have not received any updates on his current status.
The Reed family also said Russian authorities told them that Trevor was currently in a prison hospital and had ended his last hunger strike.
Not being able to confirm that his hunger strike has ended, or that he is indeed in a prison hospital, has been cause for concern and concern for the family, according to their latest statement.
The US government has also expressed concern over Trevor’s current condition.
The Reeds said that when they were last told Trevor was in a prison hospital, he was in fact in a psychiatric ward in another prison where he was treated badly, in contaminated conditions and herded together with violent inmates, including those charged with murder.
The family makes it clear that they believe Trevor’s health is declining at an alarming rate and that he may not have received any real medical treatment. Additionally, they said the Biden administration was wasting time on getting their son home and renewing its call to do whatever needed to be done to get him back.
Their statement indicates that the best “short-term” option is to conduct a prisoner exchange.
The Reeds are also asking the Russian government to provide proof of life and restore communications, especially phone calls, between Trevor and them.
Trevor Reed is a former US Marine from Texas who was arrested in August 2019 for assaulting a police officer, according to Russian authorities.
He also served as a presidential guard for the Obama administration, particularly for then-Vice President Biden. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.