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‘We’re afraid he’s losing hope:’ Wife of Dansville man detained by Taliban has first phone call with him in months

Posted: Mar 27, 2024 / 05:16 PM EDT

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 / 05:16 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s been nearly 600 days since a man from Dansville was detained by the Taliban. And here at home, his wife is continuing her fight to get her husband home.

Anna and Ryan Corbett and their family evacuated Afghanistan and returned to Dansville in August 2021. Ryan made multiple trips back to renew his visa and pay the staff of his business there.

But it was during a trip in August of 2022 that he still has not returned from.

“He was invited to the police headquarters. And he texted me that he was going there, and he just was going to answer a few questions. And 36 hours later, they took away his phone. And that’s when I knew things were not good,” Anna told News 8. “As I see this situation evolve, I’m very concerned about his deteriorating physical health.


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