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Bowe Bergdahl's Family Has Received Threats, FBI Says

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"We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously."

Jani and Bob Bergdahl, the parents of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, speak during a press conference at Gowen Field on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. The father of an American soldier just released from captivity in Afghanistan said Sunday that he is proud of how far his son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was willing to go to help the Afghan people. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's family has received threats since his release after five years of being held by the Taliban, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Saturday.

Jani and Bob Bergdahl, the parents of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, speak during a press conference at Gowen Field on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. (Image source: AP/Times-News, Ashley Smith)

"We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously," FBI Special Agent William Facer said in an e-mail.

Facer wouldn't comment on details of the threats. The military spokesperson for the Bergdahl family added that this is a "law enforcement issue."

In the days since Bergdahl's release in exchange for five senior Taliban leaders who were held at Guantanamo Bay, numerous accusations against Bergdahl have surfaced — including that he was a deserter, that he collaborated with the Taliban, and that he converted to Islam — all of which added fuel to initial anger over the legality of President Obama's move to swap for Bergdahl in the first place.

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