President Joe Biden issues order aimed at punishing groups, governments that detain Americans abroad – UPI.com

“The United States government must redouble its efforts at home and with partners abroad to deter these practices and to secure the release of those held as hostages or wrongfully detained.”

Biden’s order authorizes federal departments and agencies to impose sanctions and visa bans on those directly or indirectly involved in the hostage-taking or wrongful detention of Americans.

Source: President Joe Biden issues order aimed at punishing groups, governments that detain Americans abroad – UPI.com