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Nizar Zakka in ‘bad health,’ family tells Hariri

Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national currently detained in Iran, is in “very bad health,” members of his family said in a statement presented to Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday.

The following article was published by The Daily Star on April 23, 2018. The original version can be read here

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UPDATE 21- Zakka Family Thanks Congress For Their Efforts

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate/Prisoner of Conscience Nizar Zakka

Earlier today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee convened to markup H.R. 4744 – Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, which was passed by the Committee and now goes to the House Floor for a vote. The measure, if passed by the House, would impose additional sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses of the Government of Iran, and on Iranian officials involved in hostage-taking of U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents.

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Exclusive Interview With Attorney Of U.S. Permanent Resident Jailed In Iran

The following interview appeared in Radiofaroda, the Persian language broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, on February 10, 2018.

The White House on Wednesday warned Iran that it will be held responsible for the health of 81-year-old American citizen Baquer Namazi, who was recently sent back to prison after medical treatment.

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Seriously Ill American Imprisoned in Iran Rushed to Hospital Late Sunday

The following article appeared in the Washington Free Beacon on February 12, 2018.

Family fears he could die at any time

An ailing 81-year-old Iranian-American who Iranian authorities recently returned to prison against the advice of doctors was rushed the hospital with a racing heart rate Sunday, according to his attorney.

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Authorities Ignore Potential Cancer Diagnosis For US Resident Nizar Zakka, Deny Him Medical Care

The following article was published by Center for Human Rights in Iran on February 7, 2018.

“Evin Prison officials are using medicine as a weapon”

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UPDATE 20- Zakka Family Statement on Continued Unlawful Detention

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate/Prisoner of Conscience Nizar Zakka

The following statement was issued on behalf of Mr. Nizar Zakka’s family by Mr. Zakka’s lawyer in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete, on January 26, 2018.

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La Prensa: Senadores de Estados Unidos incluyen sanciones a Roberto Rivas en Nica Act

El siguiente artículo apareció en la publicación nicaragüense La Prensa el 8 de enero de 2018.

Un proyecto de ley de siete senadores fue actualizado, incluyendo el castigo al presidente del Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE)

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La Prensa: Jurista Jason Poblete: “Inestabilidad Democrática en Nicaragua No Ayuda a Nadie en el Hemisferio”

El siguiente artículo apareció en la publicación nicaragüense La Prensa el 21 de diciembre de 2017.

El experto Jason Poblete dijo que Estados Unidos está reevaluando su política hacia América Latina y que en el 2018 se verá un poco más definida

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Son of Citizen Detained in Iran to Bassil: It’s Time to Act

The following editorial was published in The Daily Star on December 13, 2017. Written by the son of U.S. legal permanent resident and internet freedom advocate Nizar Zakka, it appeals to Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil for failing to act.

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