This article was published by VOA News. The original publication can be found here.
The following article was published by The Washington Free Beacon on September 20, 2018. The original publication can be read here.
As Trump celebrates the return of Americans held in North Korea, advocates for hostages in Iran, elsewhere continue to press for action
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:
In a passing handshake with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday at the Brussels conference on Syria, Prime Minister Saad Hariri brought up the issue of the ongoing detention of Lebanese national Nizar Zakka.
The following article was published in Asharq Al Awsat on April 23, 2018. The original version can be read here.
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.
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.
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.
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.