Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Resolution Calls for Release of North Texas Veteran Held in Russian Prison

August 5, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced a resolution calling for the immediate release of Trevor Reed, a veteran of the U.S. Marines and student at the University of North Texas, from Russian prison.  The resolution calls for release of all political prisoners, condemns politically motivated imprisonment in the Russian Federation, demands that the Russian government respect Trevor Reed’s human rights, and expresses support for the Reed family.

“Trevor Reed has been detained for far too long, for trumped-up charges that current evidence on file does not support,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I cannot imagine what Trevor and his family are going through, and I call on the Russian government to release him and all political prisoners immediately.”

On July 30th, Trevor Reed was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison following his arrest in August of 2019 while he was in Moscow studying Russian.

Text of the resolution is here.