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The new Senate resolution is ‘encouraging’ for the widow of the Taliban-detained guy from Dansville



Rochester, New York – Ryan Corbett’s wife, who was unfairly jailed by the Taliban for almost two years, is grateful for a renewed push on Capitol Hill to bring her husband home. Ryan Corbett is a Dansville guy.

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer jointly presented a resolution denouncing the Taliban’s unjust arrest of Ryan and other Americans and demanding their immediate release.

“I urge the Senate to pass this resolution before Ryan’s birthday, which is April 13th,” said Schumer.

Rep. Claudia Tenney had already introduced a House resolution in January.

“I have seen 72 cosponsors on the House resolution, and that’s amazing,” Anna said Wednesday. “It’s a very high number, and now, I’m excited on the Senate side to also be gaining support and momentum. It means a lot and is very encouraging.”

August 2022 saw Ryan’s incarceration. Since then, he and his wife have spoken on the phone five times.

The last conversation, which took place two weeks ago, served as a sharp reminder of how much time has gone by.

“A big milestone this year was our anniversary on February 20 and we celebrated (our) 20-year (anniversary) apart, and that was awful,” said Anna. “Caleb turned 14 on March 13th, and now, another big milestone is Ketsia’s high school graduation. We’re so worried that Ryan won’t be back for that.”

Anna hopes that President Joe Biden’s office will take additional measures in response to the Senate’s most recent move to bring Ryan home.

“I hope that the White House and the administration sees that the two leaders in the Senate are asking for Ryan’s immediate release and that they will act on that and take this very seriously,” said Anna. “This is not a political issue. This is an American issue. He needs to be brought home before he dies.”