Dayton, OH- Following Reports that Jeffrey Fowle has been safely released from North Korea, Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement:
“Today, Jeffrey Fowle was safely released from North Korean captivity.
Months ago, I contacted former Congressman and Ambassador Tony Hall for his expertise in dealing with North Korea and he agreed to offer any possible assistance to bring about Fowle's release.
I would like to thank Ambassador Hall for his tireless efforts to free Jefrey Fowle.
Further, I would like to thank the U.S. State Department for their diligent work in bringing Jeffrey home to his family.
I look forward to welcoming him back to our Southwest Ohio Community."
On June 19, 2014, Congressman Mike Turner sent a letter to the President expressing serious concerns regarding Jeffrey Fowle's detention and requesting that the United States take immediate action to resolve this issue and ensure that unlawful detention of American citizens abroad is not tolerated.