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 process which was heading toward the nuclear deal.

On this day, four years ago, I was forced to begin a journey of the harshest bitterness, pain and sorrow. My only fault was that, on that day, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, on my way back from Tehran to Beirut, concluding an official working visit at the invitation of the Iranian Presidency. 

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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 have unjustly detained.”

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