Afghan authorities hold Va. man for $2.4 million
AFGHANISTAN (WTVR) – Officials said a Virginia Beach man is being illegally held in Afghanistan over a contact dispute.
Three congressmen said David Gordon was arrested Wednesday without any charges against him.
Gordon was then injured in a beating and not given medical care until 24 hours later.
The congressmen said Gordon’s detention stems from a contract dispute and that Afghan authorities are asking for $2.4 million for his release.
Officials sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to ask him to intervene.
Gordon is a father of two with another on the way.