Tag: Marc Fogel

On Senate Floor, Daines Honors Marc Fogel, U.S. Schoolteacher with Montana Ties Who is Wrongfully Detained in Russia

Calls for State Department to Designate Fogel as “Wrongfully Detained” and to Work for Immediate Release U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate honoring Marc Fogel, a U.S. citizen who has been wrongfully detained in Russia since August 2021, and called for his immediate release. Daines has been working closely with Fogel’s family members in Montana to ensure the timely release of Mr. Fogel. Watch the full floor speech HERE. Daines’ remarks as prepared for delivery: “I’d like to use my time today to raise awareness about an important issue—actually—an important person. His name is Marc Fogel. “Marc is

Daines and Tester Lead Bipartisan Resolution Demanding Russia Release Unjustly Detained American Marc Fogel

Montana Senators recently met with Fogel’s family, pledged to keep fighting to bring him home (U.S. Senate) — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today joined with a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce a resolution calling for the immediate release of Marc Fogel from Russia. Fogel is a U.S. citizen and career educator who has been unjustly imprisoned by Russia since August 2021. The resolution urges the Biden Administration to prioritize securing the release of Mr. Fogel, whose immediate family resides in Montana, and all other U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are wrongfully detained by Russia. “Marc

Daines, Ambassador McFaul Urge Biden Administration to Prioritize Bringing Marc Fogel Home, Designate Him as ‘Wrongfully Detained’

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul today sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling on the State Department to deem Marc Fogel as wrongfully detained and prioritize securing his release from Russia. Mr. Fogel has family in Montana and is currently serving a 12-year sentence of hard labor in a Russian prison for possessing medically prescribed marijuana. “We write to urge you to immediately designate Mr. Marc Fogel as wrongfully detained and prioritize securing his release. The top responsibility of any administration needs to be the safety and security of the