Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was imprisoned for nearly two years in Syria, spoke for the first time since his release this morning..
“I had no idea when I was in prison so much effort was being expended on my behalf, and now having found out, I am just overwhelmed by emotion,” Curtis said outside his family’s home in Massachusetts.
Curtis also had an honest message for the media.
“I’m so grateful you are expressing all this interest in me, at the same time I have to bond with my mother and my family now, and I can’t give you an interview and I can’t give you talk back and forth, and that’s all I can say to you. In the future, I promise I will respond to your emails…and help you do your job. I’m one of you, and I know what you guys are going through, so I want to help you guys, and I will be there, and I will respond, but I can’t do it now.”
Curtis took no questions. Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN all took his statement.