East Timor: Tourist arrested, U.S. citizen languishing in jail

Posted on November 14, 2014 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Arrested

foxnews.com reported…When Stacey Addison left Portland, Ore., in September for a solo journey around the world, she was anticipating adventure. What she got was a nightmare with no end in sight.

The 41-year-old veterinarian is sitting in a jail cell in East Timor, the victim of a legal misunderstanding that poses daunting diplomatic challenges to the U.S. and anguish and heartbreak to her family and supporters. Political turmoil in the Southeast Asian nation and a murky explanation of the case against her has left no indication of when Addison might be released.

“We seek a prompt and transparent resolution to this case and that Dr. Addison be afforded all due process in accordance with Timorese law,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said this week. Read Article

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