Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine who was serving 9 years in a Russian penal colony has been launched as a part of a prisoner alternate, based on reviews.

The Russian international ministry mentioned on Wednesday that “as a result of a lengthy negotiation process,” Reed had been exchanged for Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, the Russian state information company Tass reported.

The U.S. agreed to return Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot serving a 20-year sentence in Connecticut for conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. after he was arrested in Liberia in 2010 and extradited to the U.S.

Reed, from Texas, was arrested in 2019 after Russian authorities mentioned he assaulted an officer whereas being pushed by police to a police station. His household maintained his innocence and the U.S. mentioned he had been unjustly detained.

His mother and father Joey and Paula Reed, instructed Newsweek in March that their son’s well being had been deteriorating and that they feared they’d by no means see him once more.

Ex-marine Trevor Reed
Ex-U.S. Marine Trevor Reed is pictured at Moscow’s Golovinsky district court docket on July 30, 2020. Russian state information companies reported that he shall be launched as a part of a prisoner swap.

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