UPDATE 25- On Fourth Anniversary of Nizar Zakka’s Abduction

Open Letter from Nizar Zakka, Former Iran Hostage, On the Fourth Anniversary of his Abduction On this day four years ago, kidnappers decided to make September 18, 2015, a turning point in my life. The only motivation was to make me a pawn in their campaign against the emerging spirit of openness in their country, a … Continue reading UPDATE 25- On Fourth Anniversary of Nizar Zakka’s Abduction

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Iranian Official Slams Regime Over Mistreatment of Imprisoned American

The following article was published by The Washington Free Beacon on September 20, 2018. The original publication can be read here. Iranian Official Slams Regime Over Mistreatment of Imprisoned American Public dissent shows cracks in government A senior Iranian official's pointed public criticism of the regime's mistreatment of a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran for … Continue reading WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Iranian Official Slams Regime Over Mistreatment of Imprisoned American

UPDATE 22- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By President Trump & U.S. Congress

Statement on the Trump Administration's Efforts to Secure Release of Hostages in Iran Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By President Trump & U.S. Congress The following statement was made by Nizar Zakka’s attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete following the announcement of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA: “After a briefing yesterday … Continue reading UPDATE 22- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By President Trump & U.S. Congress

Lebanon’s Hariri to Follow Up on Nizar Zakka Case

The following article was published in Asharq Al Awsat on April 23, 2018. The original version can be read here. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese detainee currently held in Iran, is in “very bad health,” his family members said in a statement presented to Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday. PM Hariri received a delegation from the town … Continue reading Lebanon’s Hariri to Follow Up on Nizar Zakka Case

UPDATE 21- Zakka Family Thanks Congress For Their Efforts

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate 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 … Continue reading UPDATE 21- Zakka Family Thanks Congress For Their Efforts

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 18- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka On behalf of Mr. Nizar Zakka and his family, Mr. Zakka's lawyer in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete, issued the following statement: Iran negotiated in bad faith, including using innocent civilians such as Mr. Zakka as political leverage during the … Continue reading UPDATE 18- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

UPDATE 17- After Two Years, Zakka’s Health Continues to Deteriorate

Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:18 Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka This week marks the second year that Internet freedom advocate and prisoner of conscience Nizar Zakka has been unlawfully detained in Iran after being invited by Iranian authorities to speak at an ICT Conference. The following … Continue reading UPDATE 17- After Two Years, Zakka’s Health Continues to Deteriorate

UPDATE 16- Nizar Zakka, Two Years Unlawfully Detained in Iran

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:38 Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka On September 19, 2017, at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump said  "[i]t is time for the [Iranian] regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they … Continue reading UPDATE 16- Nizar Zakka, Two Years Unlawfully Detained in Iran

UPDATE 13- Fourth Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says “Liberty or Death…there is no turning back”

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka 4th Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says:  “liberty or death … there is no turning back” U.S. Legal Permanant Resident, Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka has begun the fourth week of his hunger strike protesting the false charges and cruel treatment he has been … Continue reading UPDATE 13- Fourth Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says “Liberty or Death…there is no turning back”