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Rep. Tenney to Call for Taliban to Release Dansville Man


A bipartisan group from the House of Representatives will join together Wednesday and call for the release of a Finger Lakes man who has been detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan without charge since August of 2022.

Ryan Corbett is from Dansville. He and his family left Afghanistan when American forces withdrew in 2021. He returned a year later to salvage what was left of his business and pay his employees when he was unlawfully detained. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney says Corbett is being held in a basement cell without regular access to a bathroom, sunlight, or medical care. Other Westerners who have been released from the prison where Ryan is being held report that he is in deteriorating health. Ryan’s family has been fighting for his release in silence but decided to go public because of fears for his life.

On Wednesday, Tenney will introduce the Ryan Corbett Resolution, calling for his immediate release.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family to pay for travel expenses related to going back and forth to Washington, D.C.

The Corbett family has created a website, www.freeryancorbett.com, where visitors can learn more about their family and Ryan’s situation.

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