Senator Cornyn

Cornyn on Release of Texan Trevor Reed

April 27, 2022

Reed Will Return Home After Nearly 1000 Days in Prison

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today celebrated the release of Trevor Reed, a veteran of the U.S. Marines and student at the University of North Texas, from Russian prison:

“Trevor has survived a real-life nightmare, held in a Russian prison for nearly 1000 days with little to no access to badly-needed health care or communication with his family. I’m beyond relieved Trevor will return home to his family in Texas, who were relentless in the fight to secure his release and never gave up hope.

“I applaud the President and the State Department officials who worked behind the scenes to secure Trevor’s release, as well as Congressmen Pfluger and McCaul for their efforts to keep pressure on the Administration.”

Sen. Cornyn has previously met with the Reeds and repeatedly pressed the Biden Administration to secure Trevor’s release. On February 22, 2021, Sen. Cornyn introduced a Senate resolution calling for his immediate release.  It also called for release of all political prisoners, condemned politically motivated imprisonment in the Russian Federation, demanded that the Russian government respect Trevor Reed’s human rights, and expressed support for the Reed family. The resolution passed the Senate unanimously.