Statement on the False Reports Concerning Unlawfully Detained Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka
The following statement was issued by Mr. Nizar Zakka’s attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason I. Poblete regarding false statements reported by various news agencies on February 22.
According to an Associated Press (Tehran) report published by ABC News at 6:26 a.m. EST, U.S. resident Nizar Zakka “confessed.”
Mr. Zakka’s lawyer in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete, says any reports alleging that Mr. Zakka confessed are “absolutely false.” “This is just another ploy by a segment of the Iranian government designed to distract from the ongoing hostage crisis,” Poblete added.
“On behalf of Nizar, and all other U.S. hostages and westerners, we urge the Trump Administration and the Congress to do everything possible to secure the immediate and unconditional release of Nizar and all other U.S. and westerners unjustly detained in Iran,” Poblete concluded.
The Associated Press article published by ABC News can be found here.
Prior Statements and Releases
- US LPR Zakka Meets With Iranian Prosecutor, Lebanese Ambassador to Tehran
- UPDATE 4-Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka
- UPDATE 3- Zakka Starts Hunger Strike, Demands Unconditional Release
- UPDATE 2- Nizar Zakka Celebrates 2nd Birthday as a Hostage in Iran
- UPDATE 1- The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka, Unconditional Release on Humanitarian Grounds Urged
- The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka, Unconditional Release on Humanitarian Grounds Urged
- U.S. Congress Approves Measure Banning Ransom Payments for US Hostages Held in Iran
- U.S. Legal Permanent Resident/ICT Professional Sentenced by the Iranian Regime to 10 Years in Evin Prison, Fined Millions
- U.S. LPR/ICT Professional Held Hostage for a Year by Iran
- Amnesty International: Jailed IT Expert Denied Medical Care
- Is Iran Raising The Stakes For Releasing American Hostages?