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Morgan McGarvey calls for release of Ryan Corbett, an American held by the Taliban

Louisville Courier Journal, 21 Feb 2024

U.S. Rep. Morgan McGarvey called for the release of Ryan Corbett, an American held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2022, and touted a bipartisan resolution introduced earlier this year advocating for the release.

McGarvey said he was not aware of the situation until Ryan Corbett's father, Drue Corbett, contacted his office earlier this year. McGarvey said the Taliban is recognized as a terrorist organization and that Ryan Corbett is being unlawfully detained.

"I personally called Drue and said, 'I can't imagine what you're going through as a father and as a dad myself, we're going to do everything we can to bring your son home'," McGarvey said at a press conference Wednesday.


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