Monday, 19 September 2016
U.S. Needs to Do More to Secure Nizar Zakka’s Unconditional Release
One year ago, as of yesterday, Internet/ICT professional Mr. Nizar Zakka was unlawfully detained by Iranian authorities on the streets of Tehran. Mr. Zakka, a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Lebanese national, was invited by the Iranian government to attend a conference in Tehran.
The following press release by Mr. Zakka’s U.S. lawyer, Mr. Jason Poblete, comes after Amnesty International released a second “Urgent Action” alert on the deterioration of Mr. Zakka’s health, which he has yet to receive necessary medical attention for.