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

UPDATE 19- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By Sen. Cruz And Sen. Leahy, Others

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka The Senate today approved S.Res. 245, a bipartisan resolution calling on the Government of Iran to release unjustly detained United States citizens and legal permanent resident aliens, and for other purposes. On behalf of Mr. Nizar Zakka and his family, Mr. Zakka's … Continue reading UPDATE 19- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By Sen. Cruz And Sen. Leahy, Others

UPDATE 14- After Learning of Son’s Testimony, Congressional Resolution, Zakka Breaks Hunger Strike After 33 Days

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka After Learning of Son's Congressional Testimony, Congressional Resolution, Nizar Zakka Breaks His Hunger Strike on 33rd Day US Legal Permanent Resident and hostage in Iran, Nizar Zakka, concluded his 33-day hunger strike after learning of his son's testimony before the House Committee on … Continue reading UPDATE 14- After Learning of Son’s Testimony, Congressional Resolution, Zakka Breaks Hunger Strike After 33 Days

UPDATE 12- As Nizar Starts Third Week of Hunger Strike, Family Pleas for Humanitarian Release

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka As Nizar Starts Third Week of Hunger Strike, Family Pleas For Humanitarian Release Fifteen days ago Internet freedom advocate Nizar Zakka started his fifth hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest inhumane treatment at the hands of Iranian captors who have held him hostage … Continue reading UPDATE 12- As Nizar Starts Third Week of Hunger Strike, Family Pleas for Humanitarian Release

UPDATE 7-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

On April 13, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued a notice that several Iranian entities would be sanctioned for human rights violations. The press release states: "OFAC also designated the Tehran Prisons Organization and Sohrab Soleimani, a senior official within Iran’s State Prison Organization, in connection with serious human rights abuses … Continue reading UPDATE 7-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

UPDATE 5-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

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 … Continue reading UPDATE 5-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

INTERPOL Case Spotlight

Roberto Bendaña McEwan, a U.S. citizen, is a successful businessman who was born and raised in Nicaragua. He has led and been involved in numerous civil society groups promoting active participation in national politics. In September 2013, Bendaña was wrongfully charged by the Nicaraguan government  and denied a fair trial. Nicaragua later requested an INTERPOL … Continue reading INTERPOL Case Spotlight