American Citizen Released by Belarus Returns to U.S.

Spent three months in jail and under house arrest.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the release and return of Vitali Shkliarov to the United States this week. The dual citizen of Belarus and the U.S. had traveled to Belarus to see friends and family just prior to political unrest gripping that nation.

“The United States welcomes the departure from Belarus of wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Vitali Shkliarov. After three months of wrongful detention and house arrest, Mr. Shkliarov has been reunited with his family and has arrived in the United States,” stated Secretary Pompeo. “As the President and I have made clear, we will not tolerate foreign governments wrongfully detaining U.S. citizens.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the State Department as it works for the release of all Americans who have been wrongfully detained in foreign nations.
  • For Mr. Shkliarov and his family as he recovers from his ordeal.
  • For the president’s administration as it seeks to improve the lives of U.S. citizens.

Sources: State Department, Free Beacon


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