White House to announce hostage policy on Wednesday: official

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 23, 2015 11:11 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday will announce the results of a six-month review of how the government works with families of hostages, an administration official said on Tuesday, declining comment on the details of the review.

The New York Times reported that the policy will make clear that families who pay ransoms to militant groups overseas will not be threatened with criminal prosecution.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)