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Alisa Weinstein on her father’s captivity and the risks to development workers

By GABE SPITZER, Humanosphere
Published: June 20, 2014

Warren Weinstein had been in Pakistan for some seven years, working with a contractor on local-scale economic development. Then four days before he was due to leave, in August 2011, gunmen barged into his house in Lahore and took him prisoner.

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Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.

By JOHN FRITZE, The Baltimore Sun
Published: June 5, 2014

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called on the Obama administration Thursday to turn its attention to two Marylanders who are being detained overseas and argued that the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raised significant questions for U.S. efforts to bring those men home.

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P.O.W Families Question Deal to Release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Fox Baltimore
Published: June, 2014

More questions are being asked about the deal that secured the release of U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan, and that includes the relatives of Americans still held hostage.

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‘We wanted to die right there on the spot’

By ZOE SZATHMARY and LYDIA WARREN, Daily Mail
Published: Dec. 30, 2013

The family of a Maryland man who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda two years ago have revealed their heartbreak at seeing him as ‘a shell’ of his former self in a newly-released video.

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U.S. Working ‘Behind the Scenes’ for Al Qaeda Hostage Release, State Says

By JOHN SANTUCCI, LEE FERRAN, DEAN SCHABNER and MUHAMMAD LILA, Good Morning America
Published: Dec. 30, 2013

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 6.33.39 PMThe U.S. government is working “behind the scenes” to secure the release of American al Qaeda hostage Warren Weinstein, the State Department said in response to comments made by Weinstein’s family in an exclusive interview today on Good Morning America.

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U.S. Captive says he’s “Abandoned and Forgotten”

By NOAH RAYMAN, TIME Magazine
Published: December 26, 2013

An American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago says in a video released Thursday that he feels “totally forgotten and abandoned” by the U.S. government.

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