"I would rather stay in prison an honest man, than walk away tomorrow a liar and a coward".
(Trevor's closing statement prior to being sentenced. Refusing to plead guilty)
American Citizen Wrongfully Imprisoned in Moscow Russia since August 2019
SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS in Prison on False Charges!
LONGEST Sentence for Article 318 charge in Russia in the past 20 years!
No Crime Committed!
Trevor Needs the U.S. Government's Help!
Trevor Reed was Freed on Day 985,
On April 27, 2022, the Governments of the United States & Russian Federation exchanged Konstantin Yaroshenko for Trevor Reed at an airfield in Turkey.
March 4, 2022
Trevor was allowed to call the US Embassy
Trevor was allowed to call the US Embassy for the first time in 232 days. The Embassy relayed his call to us in the U.S.
The last time he called us was July 15, 2021.
March 8, 2022
President Biden called us
The President visited the Fort Worth VA Clinic where Trevor used to receive care. We held up banners and signs and the President saw us. He called us on the phone and was very gracious. He said he would direct staff to schedule a meeting with us.
March 11, 2022
Trevor was moved to a prison hospital
Trevor has been coughing blood for weeks, he has fever off and on, and pain in his lungs. We were notified early this week that there was an accident and Trevor thinks he might have a broken rib. He is not sure why he is being sent to the hospital prison or if he will receive any testing or treatment while there. His past experience with prison hospitals was to have very little treatment. We hope they will test and treat him, but we will be unsure of the results they give him.
Since Trevor Reed's transfer to Labor Camp IK-12 if the Republic of Mordovia, he has refused to work. He states that he will not work for the people that have taken him hostage. According to Russian rules and the European Court of Human Rights, prisoners who refuse to work are not to be punished. And yet Prison IK-12 doesn't operate the SUON barracks for non-working prisoners, so false charges are placed on prisoners that don't work so that they may be placed in SHIZO. For most of the time between mid July 2021 and early March 2022, Trevor Reed was placed in a small solitary confinement cell alone or with one other prisoner. The rooms have a hole in the floor for toilet, a fold down metal frame bed on chains, untreated water faucet, and no real heating. Often he had to lay on the floor near a hot water pipe to stay warm during the daytime.