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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, … Continue reading UPDATE 21- Zakka Family Thanks Congress For Their Efforts

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. "He remains in urgent need of … Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Attorney Of U.S. Permanent Resident Jailed In Iran

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. Baquer Namazi, who has … Continue reading Seriously Ill American Imprisoned in Iran Rushed to Hospital Late Sunday

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” US permanent resident Nizar Zakka is being denied medical attention in Evin Prison despite being told by his doctor that he may be suffering from colon cancer, his US-based lawyer told … Continue reading Authorities Ignore Potential Cancer Diagnosis For US Resident Nizar Zakka, Deny Him Medical Care

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. “Mr. Javad Zarif you have said that what happened with Nizar is “not a … Continue reading UPDATE 20- Zakka Family Statement on Continued Unlawful Detention

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) Las sanciones de Estados Unidos contra el presidente del Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE), Roberto Rivas, a través de la Ley … Continue reading La Prensa: Senadores de Estados Unidos incluyen sanciones a Roberto Rivas en Nica Act

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 El exasesor del Congreso de Estados Unidos, Jason Poblete, dijo este miércoles que … Continue reading La Prensa: Jurista Jason Poblete: “Inestabilidad Democrática en Nicaragua No Ayuda a Nadie en el Hemisferio”

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. The Daily Star (Lebanon) - 13 Dec 2017 - NADIM ZAKKA Nadim Zakka is the son of … Continue reading Son of Citizen Detained in Iran to Bassil: It’s Time to Act

Ros-Lehtinen and Sires Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to the President Urging Invocation of Global Magnitsky Law in Support of the Nicaraguan People

The following press release was issued by Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on December 1, regarding The Global Magnitsky Law. Cosigners include: Senators Marco Rubio, Robert Menendez, Ted Cruz, Bill Nelson, and Reps. Ed Royce, Eliot Engel, Paul Cook, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC) – U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Albio Sires (D-NJ) were … Continue reading Ros-Lehtinen and Sires Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to the President Urging Invocation of Global Magnitsky Law in Support of the Nicaraguan People

The Daily Star: Zakka Takes Case to UN Human Rights Commission

The family of U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka, who is currently imprisoned in Tehran, have taken Mr. Zakka’s case to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. The Daily Star, a publication which reports on Lebanese and regional news, published the following article on November 29, discussing these developments. Zakka Takes Case … Continue reading The Daily Star: Zakka Takes Case to UN Human Rights Commission