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Elaine Weinstein speaks to Voice of America (Urdu)

Air date: August 13, 2014

IMG_1417Warren’s wife, Elaine Weinstein, spoke to Voice of America’s Urdu Service ahead of the third anniversary of his kidnapping. In the interview, she talks about Warren’s time in Pakistan and his love for the country’s people and culture that inspired his work there.

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Elaine Weinstein speaks to Voice of America (Deewa/Pashto)

Air date: August 13, 2014

Warren’s wife, Elaine Weinstein, spoke to Voice of America’s Deewa Service ahead of the third anniversary of his kidnapping. VOA Deewa broadcasts in Pashto to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region where Warren is believed to be held.

This piece aired on both TV and radio.

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Elaine Weinstein Op-Ed Published in Newsweek Pakistan

By Elaine Weinstein
Published: August 3, 2014

My husband, Warren, is a true humanitarian.

He has devoted more than 40 years of his life to helping people around the world, including in Africa and South Asia. Warren came to Pakistan a decade ago to serve as an economic-development advisor. He lived in Pakistan full time, and immersed himself in the culture. He learned Urdu, dressed in shalwar kameez, and took every opportunity to learn more about Pakistan’s history and customs.

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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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Senators Want Answers From Obama on Alan Gross, Warren Weinstein

By BRIDGET BOWMAN, Roll Call
Published: June 5, 2014

Senator-WeinsteinIn the wake of a national debate surrounding the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Maryland’s two senators are asking the Obama administration for answers regarding the fate of two Americans civilians held captive abroad — Alan Gross and Warren Weinstein.

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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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