Families of detained Americans to Biden: Put patriotism over politics

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Reuters

By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Families of more than a dozen Americans detained abroad pressed the administration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday to act more decisively to secure the release of their loved ones and called on the government to “put patriotism over politics.” In Lafayette Park, adjacent to the White House, daughters, sisters and wives of detainees in Iran, Russia, Venezuela and elsewhere gathered, holding pictures of their loved ones. They made impassioned speeches, some in tears, urging the administration to use all its tools to bring detainees home. Former U.S. Ma…

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