Biden signs executive order to deter wrongful detentions abroad

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2022
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The White House announced Tuesday an executive order aimed at bolstering the administration's efforts to "bring hostages and wrongfully detained United States Nationals home," including sanctioning individuals who are involved in hostage-taking.

Driving the news: "This [executive order] expands the tools available to deter and disrupt hostage-taking and wrongful detentions," the White House said in a statement.

The administration's action also includes a new State Department travel advisory to inform American travelers "of the risk of wrongful detention by a foreign government."

The big picture: The move comes amid mounting pressure on the...

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