(Alexandria, Virginia) The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Hostage Taking and Wrongful Detention announced a commission that will explore policy responses to the growing phenomenon of hostage-taking and unjust imprisonment by foreign nations and actors of Americans and others this week.
“We look forward to working with fellow advocates and stakeholders to continue to find ways to improve US and global efforts to help secure the release of Americans and other Westerners held hostage or unjustly imprisoned in nations such as Iran, Ecuador, Cuba, China, and others,” said Jason Poblete, Esq.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that the “bipartisan effort by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank comes as nations such as Russia and Iran have increasingly sought to use high-profile American detainees for diplomatic leverage, according to U.S. officials and hostage-advocacy groups.” You can read the article, Rise in Wrongful Detentions Abroad Sparks Effort to Bolster U.S. Hostage Policy, on the WSJ website.
You can read more about the Commission on the CSIS website.