President Biden Issues Executive Order to Deter Wrongful Detention of Americans Abroad

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Author: 
Alex Mostaghimi
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 19, President Biden signed a new executive order meant to deter hostage taking and wrongful detentions and help bring Americans wrongfully detained abroad back home.  The executive order builds on the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act, which spelled out who is considered wrongfully detained, and expanded tools to help free American hostages.